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Friday, October 5, 2012

ACTUA science outreach programs for schools students

Actua is pleased to announce that Actua in the North, our outreach program for youth across the Arctic, is the recipient of an RBC Award for the Far North in Ashoka Canada's Changemaker Initiative: Inspiring Approaches to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning. The competition, which welcomed submissions from across Canada and around the world, recognizes innovation in educating Aboriginal people in and beyond the classroom.

Since Actua's first northern camp took place in Iqaluit over 10 years ago, we have engaged ten of thousands of Northern youth in dynamic, culturally relevant programming. We would like to thank the Suncor Energy Foundation, GE Canada and the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency for their continued support of this program.

Actua is a growing network of member organizations located at universities and colleges across Canada that delivers dynamic, award-winning STEM programming for youth.

British Columbia

EUReKA! Science Program, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops
GEERing Up!, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Science AL!VE, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
Science Venture, University of Victoria, Victoria

Science Adventures, Yukon College, Whitehorse

Destination Exploration, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge
DiscoverE, University of Alberta, Edmonton
Minds in Motion, University of Calgary, Calgary
Science Promotion at RDC, Red Deer College, Red Deer

EYES, University of Regina, Regina
SCI-FI Science Camps, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
FNU Health and Science Camp, First Nations University of Canada, Regina

Mini University, Brandon University, Brandon
Eco-Kids , University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg
WISE Kid-Netic Energy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Simply Science, Nunavut Research Institute, Iqaluit

Adventures in Engineering and Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
Creative Encounters, University of Guelph, Guelph
Discovery Western, University of Western Ontario, London
Engineering Outreach, University of Toronto , Toronto
ESQ, University of Waterloo, Waterloo
Science Discovery, Queen's University, Kingston
Science Explorations, York University, Toronto
Science Quest, Queen's University, Kingston
Superior Science, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay
Venture Engineering and Science, McMaster University, Hamilton
Virtual Ventures, Carleton University, Ottawa

Folie Technique, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal
Génitrucs, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières
Musée Armand Frappier, Centre d'interprétation des Biosciences, Laval

New Brunswick
Worlds UNBound, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Nova Scotia
SuperNOVA, Dalhousie University, Halifax
X-Chem Outreach Program, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish