August 29, 2023
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.
This investment will support 45 science promotion programs that engage and inspire young Canadians to develop their creativity, curiosity, and STEM skills. These PromoScience grantees from across Canada will deliver programs on diverse topics such as environmental and natural sciences, Indigenous knowledge, and water and rivers. They will also provide support for Indigenous students and teacher resources and training.
One new UBC-led project has been awarded $0.6 million through the program.
The NSERC PromoScience awards were announced as part of the Government of Canada's investment of $960 million for research. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and of the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced support for over 4,700 researchers and research projects across Canada. These investments of over $960 million through grants, scholarships and programs are part of the government’s ongoing support for Canada’s research ecosystem.
This includes funding for new UBC-led projects through the Canada Research Chairs program; CFI's John R. Evans Leaders Fund; NSERC Discovery research programs; NSERC PromoScience, SSHRC Insight Grants, Partnership Grants and Partnership Development Grants; Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships; and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.
BC Indigenous Youth Pathway Programming and Teacher Professional Development
UBC PI: Dr. Sheryl Staub-French