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Education, Innovation & Design

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Education, Innovation & Design Videos Canada

Canada’s Innovation Economy by the Numbers
Overview of the Primary and Secondary School System in Canada
Innovating with Creativity
Innovating Through Collaboration
Innovating with Character
Canada is Pushing Innovation, but Lags on Reaping the Benefits
The Basics of Canada’s Education System
International Post-Work Study Opportunities Canada
STEM Integration

National Education, Innovation & Design Articles

My Long-Overdue Indigenous Education

NY Times

A Times Canada correspondent recalls how meeting an Indigenous chef gave him a powerful and belated history lesson about Canada’s mistreatment of Indigenous people.


Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccination rates tied to levels of formal education, data shows

CBC News

Researchers say correlation can help guide efforts to immunize more people.

Government of Canada announces investments for innovation in Manitoba


More than $3.7 million in federal funding through Western Economic Diversification Canada will support collaboration between academia and industry, and strengthen innovation ecosystems in Western Canada

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OPINION: Supporting diversity in STEM would encourage innovative research

Newmarket Today

Women from racialized communities in STEM education face the double bind of race and gender.

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Canada announces historic first early learning and child care agreement

Government of Canada

In the recent federal budget, the Government of Canada laid out a transformative plan to build a Canada-wide, community-based system of quality early learning and child care. It committed to working with provincial, territorial, and Indigenous partners to put a system in place. 

ATA calls new Alberta Education parent and teacher advisory councils ‘unnecessary’

CBC News

The province is seeking 40 teachers and 40 parents to make up the new advisory councils.

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UBC Innovation Support Unit receives federal funding to help communities accelerate COVID-19 vaccination

UBC Faculty of Medicine

The UBC Innovation Support Unit (UBC ISU) at the faculty of medicine’s department of family practice has received funding from the Government of Canada to develop an interprovincial network of Immunization Primary and Community Care (immPACC) workshops across the four Western provinces to enhance vaccine uptake.

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Innovation funding for SMEs seen as growth opportunity for economic recovery

Financial Post

SME projects received 25 percent of total government funding and 21 percent of total innovation and R&D funding since January.

Pomerleau Advocating for Sustainability and Innovation to Propel Canadian Construction Industry Transformation

Urban Toronto

As Canada recovers following the events of 2020 and economic growth stands on the horizon, its industries, notably construction, are preparing to play an active role in fast-tracking a prosperous country. Last year’s events allowed construction companies to reflect upon their needs and subsequently re-prioritize in preparation for accelerated growth and modernized systems. Now, on the heels of a reopening, the construction industry in Canada is ready to exceed returning to normal and accelerate an imminent industry-wide transformation. 

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