Kids Science

June 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm Leave a comment

Canada could lose out if kids drop science

Serious about science. Karen Burke, Amgen’s director of regulatory affairs, says more needs to be done to attract and retain students in science programs from high school right through to post-secondary if we are to fill the jobs of the future. Supplied photo Canada could be left behind in the innovation economy, says a new report on science learning.

The report, commissioned by Mississauga biotechnology company Amgen Canada and Let’s Talk Science, a charitable organization committed to raising science literacy levels across the country, reveals that while Canadian students perform well in national and international tests, there is a huge drop-off in the uptake of science and math courses once they are no longer compulsory.

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