Tag: STEM

Canadian Educators Get Coding: Whitehorse is Next

By Yasmin Ranade
Since April, the Kids Code Jeunesse’s (KCJ) / Code Create Teach (CCT) initiative has brought digital skills and computational thinking to over 1,000 Canadian educators through 20 workshops in 8 provinces, from province capitals such as Edmonton, Fredericton, and Quebec City, to rural areas including Prince Rupert, Rocky Mountain House, and Gander!

Children’s book, ‘Ara the Star Engineer,’ Shows STEM is for Everyone

By Yasmin Ranade
On International Day of the Girl a couple of weeks ago I read about a first-of-its-kind illustrated book for kids about engineering. The book, titled Ara the Star Engineer, follows a 6-year old girl, Ara, on a quest to build an algorithm to solve a big problem.

Canadian Students Win With STEM Solutions

By Yasmin Ranade
Samsung Canada announced this week the winners in its annual Solve for Tomorrow Challenge, a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-based education initiative.

Tech CEO Shares His Insight on Keeping Tech Talent in Canada

By Yasmin Ranade
With the new federal budget announced at the end of February 2018, I wondered what tech professionals and thought leaders were hoping for. Were some looking for increased tech and STEM-related spending for Canadian businesses? Were others looking for incentives to bring new global tech companies to Canada, which would employ Canadian technologists? Would the Government increase spending for STEM in schools?

How AI Robots Might Take Over Jobs

By Christine Persaud
As AI develops further, several companies are looking at ways that they can innovate and enhance jobs (and, let’s not sugar-coat it, reduce the cost of a human workforce), whether entry-level or highly-skilled, through the use of robots.