STEAM Design Program

Full year

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About the STEAM Design Program

The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Design Program is an experiential learning program with an equity focus, as it is designed for students identifying with groups that are underrepresented in health sciences (i.e. Black, Indigenous, Filipino, Latin American, racialized, and/or from any background experiencing socio-economic barriers). Priority is given to students from underserved schools and neighborhoods.

STEAM Design is coordinated by the University of Toronto- Temerty Faculty of Medicine, in partnership with the University Health Network. Students get to explore science, arts, technology, and research by developing their own research project in small groups supported by mentors and by connecting with researchers, graduate students, and professionals in various health sciences. 

The summer program will from July 4- 28, 2023 between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM daily. This program will be delivered in-person at the University of Toronto- St. George Campus. Upon completion, participants will receive the high school credit in Science, Grade 12, University / College Preparation (SNC 4M1).

We encourage students to submit their application as soon as possible. Applications will remain open until April 30, 2023. Applicants selected to proceed to the interview stage will be notified by early to mid-May.

For all inquiries, please email

Before completing your application:

To begin your application, you must first obtain a copy of your transcript from your guidance office, which is to be uploaded in either a PDF or JPEG format in the application form.

Please note that your Provincial Report Card will not be accepted as a substitute for your transcript.

Applicants must also have completed Grade 10 Science in the academic stream or have completed any Grade 11 science course either in the university (U) stream, university/college (M) stream, or the college (C) stream. Upon the successful completion of STEAM-D, students are eligible for a high school credit in Science, Grade 12, University / College Preparation (SNC 4M1).

Learn more about the STEAM Design program by reading our program brochure here.

Information requested in the application form:

The online application requests the following information to be filled out:

  • General information
    • Your name
    • Your date of birth
    • Your gender
    • Your contact information
    • The contact information of your guidance counsellor/teacher
    • The contact information of your parent/guardian
    • Emergency contact information
  • Written response
    • You will also be asked to provide a statement of interest that explains “What makes you a good candidate for the STEAM Design program”.
    • Please ensure to write and save your responses on a separate word-based application before copy-pasting your response in the STEAM Design application form, as to prevent disruptions to the application process.

STEAM Design Program Application

  • Current Applicant Information
  • Address
  • School Information
  • Parent/Guardian Information
  • Program Qualification
  • Additional Information
  • Complete

Thank you for your interest in the STEAM Design program. Please review this information before you begin the application.

In the application you will be asked to provide your name, your date of birth, your gender, your contact information, the contact information for your Guidance Counsellor/Teacher, the contact information for your parent(s)/guardian(s), emergency contact information, as well as a statement of interest.  You must provide an email address that you can access regularly.  Please ensure your email address is correct before you submit the form because we will use this to communicate with you. 

You will need to connect with your guidance office to get a copy of your transcript.  The transcript is attached to the application as a .pdf or .jpeg.  Please do not attach your Ontario Provincial Report Card as it is not an acceptable substitute and your application will be considered incomplete

The information that is collected from this application will not be shared with any other university departments or external contacts.  The information that we collect is used to consider your eligibility for STEAM-D.  If you are admitted to the program, we will share the information that is collected in your application with the school board for the purpose of administering the high school credit (SNC 4M).

A copy of the application will be sent to the email address that you provided in the STEAM-D application once it is complete.  Please email if you have not received a copy of your application immediately after you complete the form.



Select the gender identity(ies) that best fit you:*
The options identified below are based on the terminology used by the Ontario Human Rights Commission in the Policy on Discrimination and Harassment Because of Sexual Orientation and the Policy of Preventing Discrimination Because of Gender Identity and Gender Expression. [2] Trans refers to a person who identifies with a gender other than the one assigned to them at birth, or to a person whose gender identity and gender expression defers from stereotypical masculine and feminine norms. It is also used as an umbrella term for those who identify as transgender, transsexual, trans, gender variant, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, or an analogous term.
If you would like to self-identify as Indigenous [3] for the purpose of this program please select "Yes".*
[3] Indigenous peoples of Canada include First Nation (status or non-status), Inuit, and Métis peoples.