Transcription—Minister Bains encourages women and girls to #ChooseScience
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[Text on screen: The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry]
Today, people around the globe are celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
At perhaps no other time in history has science been so important to the future of planet Earth.
We need new technologies and creative solutions to move humanity forward.
In Canada, we know that diversity is key to this kind of innovation. The sparks of ingenuity fly when there are many different voices in the conversation.
That’s why we work hard to get more girls and young women excited about careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
And we celebrate the groundbreaking achievements of female scientists here in Canada and around the world.
So whether it was writing the world’s first computer program, identifying the connection between carbon dioxide and climate change, designing the first solar-powered house, or discovering the structure of DNA, pioneering women have always played an important part in scientific history.
So this February 11th, let’s remember that when we support women and girls in the STEM fields today, there’s no limit to what they can do tomorrow.
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