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Prime Minister's Youth Council

On July 19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the creation of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council, a body of 30 young Canadians aged 16 to 24, who will provide non-partisan advice to the Prime Minister on national issues such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities as well as climate change and clean growth, among others.

Citizen science on BC Ferries

Passengers on BC Ferries this summer have an exciting opportunity to help scientists better understand ocean health and declining salmon populations in the Salish Sea.

Beginning July 1, passengers on select sailings of the Queen of Oak Bay on the Nanaimo–Horseshoe Bay route can participate in the onboard coastal naturalist program and use a tablet and app to collect images of the sea and sky. The images will be used to define and document the colour of the water—the greener the water, the higher the ocean productivity and health.

Award-winning CANEU CO-OP program helps students become global-ready graduates

It’s an interconnected world that we live in—approximately 7 million students will be engaged in international mobility by 2022, according to the Canadian Bureau of International Education. Understanding how to communicate effectively with coworkers from culturally diverse backgrounds is a career-building strength in today’s global workplace—a strength that is being fostered by the University of Victoria’s international co-operative education (co-op) program.

The award winning Canada-Europe Co-op (CANEU-COOP) program is one of many international co-op programs where students can build these coveted skills.

Two UVic finalists in Science Exposed photo contest

In February, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) launched its first edition of Science Exposed, a contest to showcase images of scientific research, in all fields of study. Participants are eligible for a chance to win one of three prizes, as well as win $1,000 for the Public Choice Award.

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