uWaterloo affiliate hosts summer science camp for Aboriginal girls

August 24, 2016

The Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre at St. Paul's University College (affiliated with the University of Waterloo) recently hosted a new summer camp designed to get Aboriginal girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. The camp had participants from communities across southern Ontario, including Kettle Point, Walpole Island, and Chippewas of the Thames First Nations. The camp encouraged parent/caregiver participation in order to emphasize the importance of passing down cultural knowledge and foster education and curiosity at home. The program is part of uWaterloo’s response to the United Nations' HeForShe campaign and the associated Impact 10x10x10 initiative, which has tasked ten world, corporate, and university leaders with identifying approaches to address gender inequality. University engineering students helped facilitate the program, gaining valuable hands-on experience for their own education.

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