What is the Kivalliq Science Educators’ Community?
The Kivalliq Science Educators Community (KSEC) is a volunteer, registered charity that has the mission to support and deliver youth science outreach programs in the Kivalliq region. Its membership includes mostly science teachers, but is open to anyone interested in youth science engagement activities. KSEC is governed by a school council consisting of one member from each Kivalliq school, as well as an executive board consisting of a Co-President of Secondary Programming, Co-President of Elementary Programming, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The executive board is elected annually at the AGM each year held during the Regional Science Fair in March.
When and Why Was KSEC Formed?
KSEC, with the support of the Keewatin Divisional Board of Education, was formed in 1994 by Kivalliq teachers who wanted to develop and deliver youth science engagement programs. Key to this goal has been fundraising. KSEC must annually secure financial input from a variety of regional businesses and government departments as well as from school registration fees and in-kind support.
What Does KSEC Do?
KSEC develops and delivers the following youth science and math outreach programs:
-Regional Science Culture Camp-September for Gr 10-12
-Kivalliq Regional Science Olympics/SET Challenge-October for Gr K-12
-Math Month Activities-March for Gr K-12
-Kivalliq Regional Science Fair-March/April for Gr 7-12
-Canada-Wide Science Fair Delegation-May for Gr 7-12
-Regional Inuit Science Awards for Graduates-May for Gr 12
-Science Teacher Development
What is the Relationship Between KSEC and Your School?