Girls learn code at UVic’s Science Venture camp

Girls discover the world of code, building critical computer science skills in a fun environment

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined a group of dynamic young coders at UVic’s Science Venture CoderGirl camp July 24.

The camp offers girls a chance to discover the world of code, building critical computer science skills in a fun environment.

UVic’s Science Venture is a non-profit organization that offers hands-on science, engineering and technology learning opportunities for youth entering grades 1 through 12. UVic offers several all-girls summer programs under their Science Venture initiative, which is part of a national network called Actua along with 35 other post-secondary institutions in Canada that are actively working to engage youth participation in the STEM sector – with specific programs designed to inspire young women.



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Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Girls learn code at UVic’s Science Venture camp

Girls learn code at UVic’s Science Venture camp

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean joined at CoderGirl, a summer camp that encourages more young women to pursue STEM fields. This year’s camp had a focus on robots and artificial intelligence. (Courtesy of Province of British Columbia)

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