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The Knowledge Society

Unique OpportunityThe Knowledge Society (TKS) trains and empowers students to solve the world’s biggest problems with emerging technology. TKS is a 10-month innovation accelerator program for students ages 13-17. Three hour sessions take place once a week, outside of school.

What do students learn?TKS provides high school students with the tools, the environment, and the community to accelerate their personal growth and their real-world impact. Here’s what to expect:

  • Knowledge: learn about 20+ emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Genetic Engineering, Space Tech, and Quantum Computing, and
  • Skills: build a portfolio of real projects in the industry of your choice to demonstrate your learning and your capacity to create.
  • Mindsets: accelerate your personal growth with training on the mindsets, mental models, and habits of world leaders and CEOs.

What about opportunities through TKS?

  • Network: work with global organizations to solve real challenges using advanced problem-solving frameworks. This year, students are participating in consulting challenges with Shell, Walmart, Ikea, XPRIZE, and the United Nations.
  • Community: join a global community of curious and ambitious peers, and receive mentorship from industry experts with experience at companies including Google, Tesla, Apple, Microsoft, Shopify, and more.
  • Opportunities: exceptional TKS Innovators can earn access to unique opportunities, including the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship, the Masason Scholars program, internships, and speaking opportunities.

Application Process

TKS is now accepting applications to the Vancouver program. We do not look at grades, and there is no prerequisite to applying. There are very limited spaces available.

For early consideration, please submit an application by March 31st, 2022. Applicants who move to the next stage will be invited to a group interview with the Vancouver Program Directors.

Financial AidOur corporate partners help ensure the program remains accessible for students from all backgrounds. After being accepted into the program, students will then apply for Financial Aid, if needed. TKS provides up to a full-ride through:

  • Merit-based Scholarships
  • Needs-based Scholarships
  • BIPOC-dedicated Scholarship from RBC and Desjardins

Students from Burnaby are also eligible for a $500 scholarship. If you are accepted into the program, please use the code 2223BURNABY when you enroll.

Where do I apply?Learn more about our community, the curriculum, and program benefits on our website here. There is limited cohort availability and financial assistance so we recommend applying early!