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STORY SUMMARY: A report released today by Amgen Canada and Let's Talk Science reveals that creating a large pool of science-based talent is crucial to keeping Canada competitive and Canadians employed. The report 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, usually after grade 10, and the proportion of students studying these courses in colleges and universities remains flat. Given our needs as a nation - from filling employment shortages, being more innovative, and growing as a knowledge economy - 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.
Karen A. Burke, PhD
Director, Regulatory Affairs, AMGEN Canada Inc.,
President, Canadian Society of Chemistry
Bonnie Schmidt, PhD
President, Let's Talk Science
Jamie Mistry, Brewmaster
Amsterdam Brewing Company
Various B -roll
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TIME OF POSTING: 6:00 AM EST
DATE OF POSTING: June 5, 2012
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