Date: [CANCELLED]Wednesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Kevin Hewitt
Professor of Physics & Chair of Senate
Title: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics success for African Nova Scotian Learners: The Imhotep’s Legacy Academy model
Operating in half of Nova Scotia’s regional school boards, the Imhotep’s Legacy Academy (ILA) is an innovative university-community partnership that mobilizes university/college students, faculty and community leaders to help improve STEM success for Grades 6-12 students of African heritage in Nova Scotia.
Now in its 16th year, ILA provides an enriching blend of real-world learning projects, skill-building and leadership development activities as well as tutoring support. Come learn how it has contributed to an eight-fold increase in African Nova Scotian enrolment in engineering, and a tripling in science enrolment at Dalhousie University.