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Barriers to Bridges: Preparing the Next Generation of Indigenous STEM Professionals
In the next two decades, the Indigenous population is projected to exceed 2.5 million people, increasing from 4.9% in 2016 to 6.8% in 2036. Indigenous people in Canada are proportionately less likely to be university graduates, the gap is even wider with those who earned a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Indigenous people currently make up 4% of adults in Canada but less than 2% of the people working in (STEM) occupations.
Join us for a discussion on how a blended traditional Western education and land-based STEM program will help build the next generation of Indigenous STEM professionals.