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B.C. Trade Missions Fail To Deliver The Bang For The Buck

For those not counting, there have been eight B.C. trade missions to China alone in the last 18 months. Forests minister Steve Thomson is set to leave on a ninth mission this Friday. Premier Christy Clark came home from her third trip to China, in early November, proudly waving one letter of intent, one strategic cooperative agreement, two strategic partnership agreements and 18 MOUs, signed by 28 companies on the mission. One company re-announced a 2014 investment agreement. Add th...

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Here's What We Can Do To Get Girls Interested In STEM

Although many conversations have begun about women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in Canada, development and implementation to work towards evening out gender imbalances in these fields is still a work in progress. There has been a lot of data gathered to support this issue and many factors that prevent women from STEM opportunities. As part of STEM Education Awareness Campaign, here are a few conclusions that some women in STEM have found, based on their research:...

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What Will Canada's New National Early Learning And Child Care Framework Look Like?

Child care is about more than who looks after our kids when we're at work. High-quality care is important for the growth, development and the health of children. Early childhood experiences leave their mark on our mental and physical health. Access to high-quality child care creates a more even playing field for children throughout their lives: research has found that low-income children in early childhood education and care programs have more than twice the rate of college enro...

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