Registration opens for Big Data Leadership Summer Camp

NII - LEAD Big Data Summer Camp photos (courtesy Nuclear Innovation Institute)

High school students from Bruce, Grey and Huron counties are being offered a unique summer camp experience.

The Nuclear Innovation Institute and LEAD Canada have formed a partnership to deliver the Big Data Summer Camp.

It will focus on the natural analytical abilities and information-gathering practices of the Grade 11 and Grade 12 generation. The target group is students who are interested in building their leadership and critical-thinking skills, at a time when they are making decisions about their future occupation and learning.

The Big Data Summer Camp is a two-week program that will run from August 19 to 30 at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre.

It will focus on using Big Data techniques, team building, and self-awareness to develop and propose local solutions to global challenges. It will include day trips to local industries and presentations from community leaders.

Interested students can register at

Partners in the delivery of the program include the STEM Fellowship and Trinity Theatre, with support from the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, the Walkerton Clean Water Centre and local school boards.

“This is a unique opportunity for the Bruce, Grey and Huron region to be a global host in delivering a program that focuses on the next generation of innovators with exciting educational, career and learning opportunities close to home,” said Frank Saunders, president of the Nuclear Innovation Institute. “We want the youth in our region to have access to experts in developing leadership skills with the ability to solve global challenges locally through applied research and training in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the trades.”