Goodyear, FedDev and Southern Ontario

Another announcement by Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and Science and Technology:

The new Youth STEM initiative will provide up to $20 million for not-for-profit organizations to enhance or expand educational science and technology outreach programs that increase young people’s awareness about the rewards of pursuing an education or career in the sciences.

This comes on the heels of another announcement of $80 million for The Graduate Enterprise Internship, which provides financial support to eligible not-for-profit organizations and post-secondary institutions in southern Ontario to arrange internships with structured mentoring opportunities for graduate students and recent graduates of programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with small- and medium-sized companies in southern Ontario.

… which comes on the heels of $11 million for MITACS’ Elevate program, which will support approximately 160 internships and individual training programs for PhD graduates and post-doctoral fellows in southern Ontario. The program will help skilled workers gain applied business and scientific management knowledge in the private sector.

Good for Southern Ontario and Kudos to Goodyear.

Can now WED do something for research and training in western Canada?

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