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Daniels DigiFab

DigiFab - Summer 2020
DigiFab will allow participants between ages 12 and 14 to work on a collaborative project in partnership with a local community organization. Participants will work together to digitally design and physically build a final product, which will then be placed with a community partner (details TBA). Leaders will assist in cutting materials using our CNC router. The product will be determined collectively (it could be something like a seating area or a cart). We may incorporate physical computing elements using Arduino. This program will give participants experience with real project management while fostering a greater sense of community involvement and responsibility. From concept to creation, participants will gain collaborative skills and learn the importance of partnership in fun and creative ways.  

This two-week program will introduce the technology and skills necessary to complete a complex design project. Friends and family will be invited on the final day to see the group's work, allowing participants to practice their presentation skills. This experience could be used by participants in any future portfolio.

This summer program is designed for all students aged 12 to 14 (grades 7-9) who are interested in design, technology, art, science, and engineering.

The future of work is constantly evolving. Despite these changes, there will always be a need for designers. This workshop gives students opportunities to engage with the latest digital technologies, and to develop their design skills in a post-secondary environment.

This program will be hosted at 1 Spadina Crescent, located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus, just north of College Street. Read more about our iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition.

Dates and Times

Digifab Session 1: Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 31, 2020

Digifab Session 2: Monday, August 10 - Friday, August 21, 2020

The program runs daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extra care will be available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sample Day
8 - 9 a.m. - Optional: Before Care
8:45 - 9 a.m. - Drop Off
9 - 9:15 a.m. - Introduction to the Day
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. - Activity
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. - Guest Speaker
10 - 10:45 a.m. - Introduction to Afternoon Activity
10:45 - 11 a.m. - Break
11 - 11:30 a.m. - Athletics
12 - 1 p.m. - Lunch
1 - 2:45 p.m. - Activity
2:45 - 3 p.m. - Break
3 - 3:45 p.m. - Activity
3:45 - 4 p.m. - Clean-up / Program Ends
4 - 4:15 p.m. - Pick Up
4 - 5 p.m. - Optional: After Care

Fees and Registration
$900 for two-week program
$45 for a.m. or p.m. care, or $90 for both
Late pickup fee $50

Register here

Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions about this program, please contact:

Nene Brode
Manager, External Relations and Outreach

Photo Credit: Harry Choi