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MePLUS is a 10 month-long free program that offers science workshops, mentorship, and personal and professional opportunities to youth from equity-deserving groups, including Black, Indigenous, and LatinX high school students in Hamilton catchment and surrounding areas.

The MePLUS program will run one Saturday each month from September 2023 – June 2024 (except for December 2023). The first session will be Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Please note that lunch will be provided for students. It is expected that students who participate in MePLUS will attend a minimum of 7 out of the 10 sessions offered.

The MePLUS Program will feature:

Science Workshops

Engaging workshops will be organized to introduce students to different scientific concepts and experiments within the varying sciences fields.


Students will be paired with science graduate student mentors who will provide guidance and support throughout the MePLUS program.

Leadership and Professional Development

Students will have the chance to develop professional and academic skills through participation in various workshops and mentoring encounters, including financial literacy, and networking.