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Based in the University of Victoria Faculty of Engineering, HighTechU is an innovative learning community for high-school-aged youth in British Columbia to make connections, build professional skills, and explore diverse education and career pathways related to technology.

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with our new sister initiative HighTechQ


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“Teamwork will take you places you can't go by yourself.”


Q&A Corner


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Skills Academy

A project-focused, team-based program to explore how technology can be used to solve real-world problems alongside university and industry mentors.

Academy students gain practical experience in teams while building professional skills that are critical for future education and career pathways.


Example Projects Completed during past Skills Academy Programs


Innovative Solutions to Real-World Problems

Project 🔨 with ❤️ by

British Columbia Youth

Innovative technology-based solutions built by BC Youth.

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"Papyrus City" Web App Prototype from the 2020 HighTechU Computer Science Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-victorianaloxonemap
"Victoria Naloxone Map" Web App Prototype from the 2020 HighTechU Computer Science Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-meetmaps
"MeetMaps" Web App Prototype from the 2020 HighTechU Computer Science Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-stickyboard
"Stickyboard" Web App Prototype from the 2020 HighTechU Computer Science Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-questionanswer
"Question & Answer" Web App Prototype from Cohort 1 of the 2019 HighTechU Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-openspace
"Open Space" Browser Game Prototype from Cohort 1 of the 2019 HighTechU Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-autogenda
"AutoGenda" Web App Prototype from Cohort 1 of the 2019 HighTechU Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-eventpro
"EventPro" Web App Prototype from Cohort 0 of the 2018 HighTechU Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-emojiland
"Emoji Land" Web App Prototype from Cohort 0 of the 2018 HighTechU Skills Academy
JavaScript
hightechu-academy-hashtagproject
"Hashtag Project" Web App Prototype from Cohort 0 of the 2018 HighTechU Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-homeworkhelper
"Homework Helper" Web App Prototype from Cohort 0 of the 2018 HighTechU Skills Academy
JavaScript
hightechu-academy-zooloo
"Zooloo" Web App Prototype from Cohort 0 of the 2018 HighTechU Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-zenplanner
"ZenPlanner" Web App Prototype from Cohort 2 of the 2019 HighTechU Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-gigs
"Gigs" Web App Prototype from Cohort 2 of the 2019 HighTechU Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-productivitycalculator
"Productivity Calculator" Web App Prototype from Cohort 2 of the 2019 HighTechU Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-giftme
"Gift Me" Web App Prototype from Cohort 2 of the 2019 HighTechU Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-homerecipe
"Home Recipe" Web App Prototype from Cohort 1 of the 2019 HighTechU Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-forestfiredetector
"Forest Fire Detector" Circuit Prototype from the 2020 HighTechU Electrical and Computer Engineering Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-bubblet
"Bubblet" Circuit Prototype from the 2020 HighTechU Electrical and Computer Engineering Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-radbag
"The RAD Bag" Circuit Prototype from the 2020 HighTechU Electrical and Computer Engineering Skills Academy
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hightechu-academy-effortlessdistancing
"Effortless Distancing" Circuit Prototype from the 2020 HighTechU Electrical and Computer Engineering Skills Academy
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