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Parliamentary Secretary to PM Opens Innovate U, Event for STEM Learning

May 14th, 2016 | Posted In : News and Initiatives

Parliamentary Secretary to PM Opens Innovate U, Event for STEM Learning

More than 1,400 students from Grades 3-8 descended on the University of Toronto today for Innovate U, a massive day of hands-on activities celebrating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and the power of innovation. The one-day event is a first-of-its-kind partnership between U of T Engineering, Google Canada and Actua, Canada’s largest STEM outreach charity. Students and teachers from 45 classes across the Greater Toronto Area peeked under the surface of today’s tech, including smartphones, 3D printers and solar cars, to understand how they work—all while experiencing the post-secondary environment in a fun and accessible way. The event was opened with remarks by Celina Caesar-Chavannes, MP for Whitby and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.