Science 101 is a three-month, non-credit, free course offered to residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and other surrounding communities. Food, course materials, transportation, and field trip costs are all provided. Student cards which give access to UBC facilities are also provided.

If you're an adult who is interested in science, this course is for you! Science 101 provides an introductory science education to adults who have historically had difficulty accessing university. Students are introduced to a wide variety of topics, including natural disasters, outer space, plants, and more. Classes are taught by University of British Columbia professors and graduate students. There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Applications are accepted each year in March and April for the upcoming program. The 2024 info sessions are starting this month. Please visit the Apply page for more details on where to attend an upcoming info session and apply to the program.

Apply to Science 101

Are you interested in joining Science 101 as a student? Visit the link here to access the steps on how to apply. You do not need previous science knowledge to join Science 101.


Current Students

Visit the link here to get updates on the current class schedule, tutorials, final project information, and other resources.



Have you completed Science 101? Would you like to stay involved and stay in touch? Visit here to participate in our alumni program.


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Donate to Science 101

Help expand access to science education in Vancouver’s inner city and downtown Eastside.

Musqueam First Nation land acknowledegement

UBC Science acknowledges that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

Learn more: Musqueam First Nation

Faculty of Science

Office of the Dean, Earth Sciences Building
2178–2207 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada
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