Symbiosis: A STEAM Learning Ecosystem for BC

Symbiosis, Canada's first STEAM-learning ecosystem, is a network of diverse collaborators across education, technology, science, the arts and business sectors, working together to ensure all learners have equal access to educational opportunities.

Two-thirds of students entering elementary school today will be employed in jobs that do not currently exist. Of those new jobs, about 80% will require STEM literacy. STEM education in Canada and elsewhere is struggling. Failing to prepare the next generation to be STEM literate threatens our youth, our economy and the places we live.

STEM literacy needs to be integrated into the broader context of what it means to be a 21st century citizen. Inclusion of the letter “A” for art and design integrates into STEM the artistic and design-related skills that are critical to the innovation economy.

The idea behind Symbiosis is to make STEAM learning accessible across Canada. Find out more.