Ottawa invests in STEM initiatives at Carleton, uWindsor, and Perimeter Institute

December 10, 2012

The federal government announced Friday funding to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) outreach, fellowship, and internship programs in southern Ontario. Through FedDev Ontario's Graduate Enterprise Internship initiative, Carleton University is receiving up to $1.43 million to place 100 recent graduates and graduate students in small- and medium-sized enterprises and start-up businesses within STEM sectors. Another contribution of up to $945,000, through FedDev Ontario's Scientists and Engineers in Business initiative, will allow Carleton to partner with the University of Windsor and distribute commercialization fellowships to STEM graduates and graduate students across southern Ontario. Through its Youth STEM initiative, FedDev Ontario is investing up to $1.73 million to help the Waterloo-based Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics expand its BrainSTEM educational outreach program. FedDev Ontario News Release (Carleton/uWindsor) | FedDev Ontario News Release (Perimeter Institute)