The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for FedDev Ontario,
officially launched the new resource, titled Career Moves: Skills for the Journey, prior to a public lecture at Perimeter, an independent research,
training, and outreach centre in Ontario, Canada.
"We know that future prosperity for southern Ontario depends on an
economy that is responsive to market needs and is able to promote and
implement innovative practices. We want to ensure kids are choosing the
STEM fields when they go on to post-secondary education, and eventually
their careers," Minister Goodyear said to a full house at Perimeter
Institute's Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas. "I know Career Moves will
help achieve this. I know it will be another great example of the
Perimeter Institute's outstanding work in showing youth what can be
achieved through science and innovation."
The Minister's announcement, as well as observations from
Kitchener-Waterloo Member of Parliament Peter Braid, preceded the first
of three public lectures as part of Perimeter's BrainSTEM: Your Future is Now Festival. The weeklong celebration of science and innovation, running through
October 6, shares the same goal as the Career Moves resource: to ignite students' passion for the cutting-edge subjects
that can help them realize their full potential and contribute
meaningfully to society as a whole.
Career Moves: Skills for the Journey is a classroom resource designed to connect 21st century skills—creativity, critical thinking, entrepreneurial spirit,
and imagination—to the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering,
Specifically tailored towards students in Ontario's Grade 10 careers
course, Career Moves is part the result of extensive collaboration between Perimeter's
Outreach Department, experienced guidance counsellors, and classroom
"Our goal is to give students the best tools possible to fuel curiosity,
exploration, and innovation," said Greg Dick, Perimeter's Director of
Educational Outreach. "Students who are passionate about STEM subjects
will now be ready to face the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Our resources are designed to inspire students to build a
smarter, more prosperous future for the world."
Monday's special announcement of the new in-class resource from
Perimeter Institute was one of the many events, lectures, exhibits, and
facility tours designed to enthrall and inspire visitors at the
BrainSTEM: Your Future is Now Festival. For more information, schedule
and free tickets, visit the BrainSTEM Festival webpage.
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization working
to advance our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas
about the very essence of space, time, matter, and information. Located
in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Perimeter also provides a wide array of
research training and educational outreach activities to nurture
scientific talent and share the importance of discovery and innovation
among students, teachers, and the general public. In partnership with
the Governments of Ontario and Canada, Perimeter is a successful
example of public-private collaboration in scientific research,
training, and outreach. www.perimeterinstitute.ca
About the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
Created in 2009, FedDev Ontario supports the southern Ontario economy by
building on the region's strengths and creating opportunities for jobs
and economic growth. In Budget 2013, the Government of Canada
demonstrated its continued commitment to workers, families and
communities in southern Ontario with the renewal of FedDev Ontario.
Economic Action Plan 2013 provides $920 million over five years for the
Agency, starting on April 1, 2014. As part of the renewal, FedDev
Ontario will be allocating $200 million over five years for a new
Advanced Manufacturing Fund in Ontario. To learn more, please visit www.FedDevOntario.gc.ca or call 1-866-593-5505.
SOURCE Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics