Saskatoon

Canadian Light Source and FSIN bring top scientists to First Nations

A leading organization for local First Nations and one of the centres for cutting edge research in Saskatchewan have agreed to work together to bring science education to schools on reserve.

New program will bring synchrotron scientists to reserve schools

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron meets with students at a First Nations science fair in Saskatoon. (CBC)

A leading organization for local First Nations and one of the centres for cutting edge research in Saskatchewan have agreed to work together to bring science education to schools on reserve.

Our students will get a chance to meet potential mentors.- FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron

The deal signed today between the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the Canadian Light Source will not only bring CLS scientists to reserve schools, but the teachers there will also have opportunities to visit the light source's experimental facilities in Saskatoon for workshops.

 "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 CLS CEO Robert 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."

The promise to work together to bring top scientists to First Nations schools was announced today at the Saskatchewan First Nations Science Fair in Saskatoon.

"Our students will get a chance to meet potential mentors and future colleagues in Saskatchewan's scientific community," said FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron

The FSIN represents 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan. 

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