UBC leading new NSERC PromoScience program to provide STEM supports for Underrepresented Youth

June 14, 204

Over $10 million in funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) PromoScience program is being invested to support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering, including mathematics and technology.

The funding will help deliver 44 science promotion and outreach programs that engage and inspire young Canadians to develop their skills and curiosity through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The NSERC PromosScience awards were announced by Yasir Naqvi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, and Ryan Turnbull, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry, as part of the Government of Canada's investment of $693.8 million in funding for discovery and applied research. 

This includes funding for new UBC-led projects through NSERC 2024 Discovery Research Program, NSERC PromoScience, the Canada Research Chairs program and CFI's John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

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UBC-Led Project

One new UBC-led project has been awarded $400,000 through the program.

STEM supports for Underrepresented Youth: Teacher, Family and Community Connecting
Jennifer Jakobi (School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBC Okanagan)

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