(Saskatoon, SK) Students in First Nation schools in Saskatchewan are getting a boost in science education from The Canadian Light Source.

Yesterday, The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and The Canadian Light Source signed an agreement of collaboration in science with a focus on traditions and culture for First Nations students ​during the annual Saskatchewan First Nations Science Fair (SFNSF). The agreement will allow both parties to work together to enhance education in the field of science for First Nation students.

The agreement means staff from the CLS will be invited to attend science related events in First Nation schools. In addition, teachers from First Nation schools will be invited to attend CLS workshops.

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron calls the agreement a positive step that will help students pursue a career in the field of science. “The partnership will provide additional resources for our students and teachers,” said Chief Cameron. “The agreement further enhances our Inherent, Treaty and Indigenous peoples right ​to education. Our students will get a chance to meet potential mentors and future colleagues in Saskatchewan’s scientific community.”

CLS CEO Dr. Robert Lamb looks forward to the relationship. “We are excited to introduce our facility, the most complex scientific instrument and brightest light in Canada, to a new audience of future researchers and innovators in this province,” said Dr. Lamb. “The Canadian Light Source is committed to enabling innovation in the province and the country. Working with FSIN to support and facilitate First Nations education helps us achieve that by encouraging fresh perspectives in science.”

 

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