Saint John’s Brilliant Labs gets $1.6 million to strengthen digital literacy in Atlantic Canada

With virtual reality, robotic hands and bottle rockets Saint John’s Brilliant Labs is trying to train the next generation of STEM enthusiasts, and will now have $1.6 million to do it. “We are absolutely amazed by the creativity and innovation…

Dalhousie biologist chosen as mentor for Barbie’s 60th anniversary You Can Be Anything campaign

A Dalhousie University biology professor has been included in a national campaign that shows young girls they can be anything they set their mind to. Sara Iverson has been selected by Mattel Inc. and National Geographic as an influential Canadian…

École Polytechnique hands out its 50,000th degree

Montreal’s École Polytechnique achieved a significant milestone today: It handed out its 50,000th degree. The award was presented during a graduation ceremony at Palais des congrès. The recipient, Eva Terriault, just completed her undergraduate degree in computer engineering. She follows…

NASA astronaut visits Edmonton students involved in high-flying science competition

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold spoke to students at W.P. Wagner School in Edmonton on Thursday. “I just wanted to give them a sense of what humans are capable of doing when they work co-operatively together,” said Arnold, who has had…

‘Grow my understanding’: Grade 9 girls explore STEM career options in Calgary

Around 1,000 Grade 9 girls from 90 schools in Calgary got hands-on with their futures on Wednesday. The University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and SAIT put on Explore STEM, a program that engages girls in science, technology, engineering and…

Winners of Canada-wide contest invent tools for easier life in space

The Canadian Space Agency challenged children across the country to come up with clever ideas that could be developed into inventions to make life in space easier and more fun. On Thursday, hundreds of students from across the country gathered…

Ottawa tech charity strives to get girls into STEM at young age

In a world that is being driven more and more by technology, it’s as important as ever that girls learn and gain confidence in digital literacy and skills. On International Women’s Day, Actua and its CEO want young girls and…