GM Canada Commits $1.8 Million to Inspire Girls and Promote STEM during Official Opening of the Markham Technical Centre

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GM Canada Commits $1.8 Million to Inspire Girls and Promote STEM during Official Opening of a Markham Technical Centre






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Markham, Ontario (January 19, 2018) — At a central opening of GM Canada’s new Canadian Technical Centre (CTC) in Markham, a association announced a GM Canada STEM Fund, a C$1.8 million joining for educational programs to enthuse students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and enthuse a subsequent era of Canadian record innovators.

Work during a CTC Markham Campus will concentration on module growth and creation in a areas of next-generation active safety, in-car infotainment systems, and module and controls associated to GM’s growth of self-driving vehicles. It will be Canada’s largest new automotive and mobility module centre with some-more than 700 staff, leveraging an endless network of university and internal association partnerships.  

The new GM Canada STEM Fund will build on a successes of past programs, support new, inhabitant partnerships and initiatives focused on introducing facile and high propagandize students to STEM, with an importance on moving immature girls to try scholarship and technology, including by interactive, hands-on programs opposite a country.                                                      

At a post-secondary level, a Fund will also capacitate immature researchers to finish their preparation by a new array of scholarships during heading universities. GM Canada currently announced that a initial of these scholarships will be during a University of Waterloo, where it will emanate a GM Canada Innovators Award for students pursing connoisseur work in engineering.

“General Motors is redefining mobility and focused on realizing a prophesy of a universe with 0 crashes, 0 emissions and 0 congestion. We trust that to comprehend this vision, we will need to support distant larger appearance in STEM,” pronounced GM Canada boss and handling executive Steve Carlisle. “We are unapproachable to be imprinting today’s central opening in Markham by announcing that we are expanding a investments opposite Canada to enthuse a subsequent era of womanlike mobility innovators.”    

The CTC Markham Campus is Canada’s largest automotive module heart and is a latest in a array of investments in innovation, including a CTC campus in Oshawa, Cold Weather Testing trickery in Kapuskasing, 2908 creation lab during Communitech in Kitchener-Waterloo, and entrance soon, a new Urban Mobility Campus in downtown Toronto.

GM Canada is also enchanting a wider creation ecosystem opposite Canada with new university partnerships – many recently, a new partnership with a Creative Destruction Lab during a University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business.     

“CTC Markham represents a new kind of GM workplace, centred on collaboration, open design, and creativity,” pronounced Brian Tossan, executive of GM’s Canadian Technical Centre. “GM Canada is during a forefront of reinventing mobility right here in Markham. We are assisting rise module and systems that will capacitate us to save lives, revoke emissions and emanate smarter and improved ways to travel, work and play. We’ve had a good year of flourishing a workforce, and we’re not finished yet; we are still actively recruiting several hundred engineers and module developers to assistance us grasp a vision.”


“The University of Waterloo is unapproachable to have GM Canada as a committed attention and investigate partner ancillary Canada’s tip engineering talent during Waterloo from scholarships to commune pursuit placements, we are vehement that GM recognizes a need to support Canadian-led innovations and a inexhaustible concession of $200,000 will be instrumental in enabling Engineering master’s students to tackle a hurdles confronting a universe currently and in a future.”

-Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor of a University of Waterloo. “

 “GM’s joining to farrago in creation by expanding their STEM module for immature Canadian women, will enthuse a subsequent era of astronauts, engineers, doctors and even video diversion developers.” GM is assisting safeguard that Canadian girl have a digital skills for a jobs of a future. Congratulations to a association on a central opening of their new Mobility Software Tech centre. Proof once some-more that Canada is truly heading when it comes to a ‘car of a future’.”

-Hon. Navdeep Singh Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

“Markham is a centre of an creation cluster that is home to many tiny businesses, multinational corporations, communities, and different groups, and we are vehement to acquire GM’s Canadian Technical Centre to this abounding ecosystem. The innovative work underway by GM not usually builds on Markham’s story as a personality in Canada, it places Canada in a tellurian care position. Key to this care is a contentment of rarely learned talent, and we are intensely gratified that GM is also investing in Canada’s destiny innovators by a GM Canada STEM Fund.”
–Mary Ng, Member of Parliament, Markham-Thornhill

“Congratulations to GM Canada — and interjection to them for assisting to build adult Ontario’s learned workforce, that is assisting position us to lead a subsequent call of transformative car technologies. Our supervision will continue to do a partial to strengthen a attention and assistance Ontario turn a North American personality in science, technology, engineering and arithmetic (STEM) graduates.”

–The Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development and Growth

“The central opening of GM’s new technical centre reinforces Markham’s position as Canada’s high-tech capital. By employing some of a best and brightest entrepreneurs, researchers, diversion changers and suspicion leaders, GM is heading a approach in subsequent era automobile innovation. we demeanour brazen to saying how Markham will assistance change a cars of a future.”

–Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of a City of Markham

About General Motors Canada

General Motors of Canada Company markets Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles by Canada’s largest play network, as good as OnStar and MAVEN services. Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, GM Canada employs some-more than 8,000 people opposite a nation and is a famous personality in modernized manufacturing, immature operations, active safety, and unconstrained and connected car record investigate and development. More information on a association can be found during or by following @GMcanada on Twitter. 

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