Exploring ideas. Unlocking potential. The early grades are an ideal time to capture students’ imaginations about post-secondary education.

U School at the University of Alberta is a program that helps socially vulnerable school children experience what post-secondary education has to offer them. We partnered with U School in 2013, and have helped thousands of Alberta students realize that higher education is within their reach.

Igniting a passion for learning.

We believe university can be for everyone.

All Weather Windows believes every kid deserves a chance to get a good education.

Many talented young people leave the education system before they reach post-secondary age, due either to family circumstances or other factors that dissuade them from pursuing their education. A recent Canadian study revealed that nearly half of low-income students decide against going to university before they even set foot in high school.

We wanted to help these students believe that university can and should be for them. Our support helps U School meet its operational needs, including supplies, facility rentals and food.

“I’d like to go to university some day so I could get a good job” - Madison, Grade 5 U School student

A week of imagination and discovery.

U School was started by the U of A Senate as an immersive, hands-on learning experience for grade 4 to 9 students from the inner city or high needs schools.

Students spend a week at the University learning from various professors, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students, who help them connect their personal interests to future areas of study. They use journaling, drawing and photography to capture their experiences. In 2013-2014, a total of 650 students from 28 schools participated in U School.

At the end of the year, all U School participants are invited to a convocation ceremony at Myer Horowitz Theatre which includes a presentation by the U of A Chancellor.

For more information, visit www.uschool.ualberta.ca