Empowering youth through educational experiences in STEM that cultivate curiosity and an attitude for lifelong learning.
SuperNOVA is a not-for-profit initiative at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia that provides youth across Atlantic Canada with educational opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), regardless of geographic location, socio-economic situation, ability, gender or lived experience.
SuperNOVA’s programming aims to engage youth in STEM through a variety of hands-on, engaging programs and projects, as well as through mentorship and site visits with industry professionals. In highlighting the real-world applications of STEM, SuperNOVA inspires youth to pursue STEM post-secondary education and career paths.
In 2022 to date SuperNOVA has reached over 17,000 youth, and over 90% of which was free-of-charge programming designed to minimize financial barriers to access. Furthermore, 78% of these free programs were delivered directly to participants in rural, remote, First Nation, Black and low-income communities. contributing to a more diverse future workforce.
SuperNOVA reaches youth through a variety of high quality camps, clubs, workshops, and community events, seeking to provide inclusive education with particular focus on underserved groups, including all-girls programming.
In 2022 to date SuperNOVA has reached over 17,000 youth, and over 90% of which was free-of-charge programming designed to minimize financial barriers to access.
National Network Membership
Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 350,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide. Please visit Actua at www.actua.ca.
2023/24 Actua National Funders
2023/24 Actua Atlantic Canada Funder
Partnership & Development Coordinator
Lead Program Coordinator
Board of Advisors
Dr. Alison Thompson
Dr. Eric Poitras
Dr. Wendy Gentleman
Dr. Alison Scott
Dr. Amyl Ghanem
SuperNOVA in the News
Contributions from our supporters enables SuperNOVA to offer many of our programs for free to remove barriers for youth from backgrounds typically underrepresented in fields related to science, engineering, technology, and mathematics.
Our charitable registration number is 886806561RR0001 (Dalhousie University)
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