Science Culture: Where Canada Stands

Science Culture: Where Canada Stands

Science Culture: Where Canada Stands

Date posted: September 11, 2014

A society with a strong science culture embraces discovery and supports the use of scientific knowledge and method. It encourages the education and training of a highly skilled workforce and the development of an innovative knowledge-based economy.

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The Council of Canadian Academies recently released Science Culture: Where Canada Stands, a comprehensive examination of Canada’s science culture. This report contains the results of a new public survey on Canadians’ science attitudes, engagement, and knowledge. It also reviews data on Canadians’ science skills.

Key findings include:

    • Canadians have positive attitudes towards science and technology.
    • Canadians exhibit a high level of engagement with science and technology compared to citizens of other countries.
    • Canadians’ level of science knowledge is as good as or better than that of people in other countries.
    • Canada’s performance on indicators of science and technology skills development is variable.

The report identifies promising strategies and practices for fostering a strong science culture.

To learn more about this report, click here.

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