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Reconciliation Through STEM Education

A student from Kuujjuag, Quebec, participating in a hands-on activity during an outreach visit.
A student from Kuujjuag, Quebec, participating in a hands-on activity during an outreach visit.
June 13, 2022

It is recognized that education is a key component of reconciliation, but why are science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) so critical? Scientific literacy and innovation are key to addressing critical issues in many Indigenous communities such as health, the impacts of climate change, and food insecurity. However, too many young people are withdrawing from STEM in school or do not see themselves reflected in STEM.

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