James (Jay) Wengle

Project Director

James (Jay) Wengle, MSc, B.Ed has spent 10 years with the York Region District School Board as a High School Science teacher and has co-authored a health and nutrition book from his 4 years working in research/education at Sick Kids Hospital while working as a professor at York University. His vision for the STEAM Project is to create and expand the program to inquisitive children, and to give the opportunities unavailable to him as a child.


“When I was younger, I spent most of my time tinkering with computers and electronics. I took apart most of my toys to see how they worked and redesigned them.” - Jay


In the 20 years prior to his work with at-risk youth alongside The York Centre from 2007-2010, Jay spent his summers working with Camp Manitou as head of staff/director, program designer, and counselor. He has also produced curriculum for The Learning Partnership, CAPHERD, and Right To Play.

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The STEAM Project Head Office
Main Campus & Makerspace

561 Edward Ave. Unit 1

Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 9W6

P. (289) 819-0178

E. info@thesteamproject.ca

Summer Upper Campus

121 Elgin Mills East

Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 3A8

Summer Lower Campus

11570 Yonge St.

Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3N7