Tag: STEM

Canada Learning Code Champions Computer Science Education for Students

By Yasmin Ranade
Digital skills have become a fundamental requirement for Canadian students, today. Computer science education is essential to ensure students in Canada have access to the knowledge they need to prosper and become thriving citizens in our digital world.

National Virtual STEAM Camp Launched to Engage Canadian Teens in Tech

By Yasmin Ranade
IBM Canada, along with its ten partners, delivered its first national Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) virtual summer camp for students entering grades 7 – 12 this fall. Access was free and more than 3,000 teens participated from 9 provinces, which demonstrates a good appetite for STEM learning in Canada.

Mathematics Software Supports Student Learning

By Yasmin Ranade
Waterloo-based Maplesoft, provider of mathematics-based software to STEM educators, researchers and engineers, has launched Maple Learn, a free, online learning tool to make it easier for students and researchers to analyse and solve mathematical problems. It is also cool to note that this software is powered by the world’s most powerful mathematics engine, which is used by NASA and the Canadian Space Agency.

BlackBerry and Canadian Girl Guides Succeed in Cybersecurity Program

By Yasmin Ranade
To mark International Women’s Day, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) and BlackBerry Limited today announced the success of their joint cybersecurity skills-based program. With the cybersecurity industry facing a significant talent – and gender gap – a big part of the program’s aim was to ‘spark’ cybersecurity interest at a young age.