The Kootenay Association of Science & Technology (KAST) is thrilled to announce that NSERC's (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) PromoScience program has awarded GLOWS, our youth program, $95,000 to support…
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Nakusp Elementary School Student, Paityn Smith, Wins Kootenay Contraption Contest

Paityn Smith solved the contest’s climate change challenge by imagining a unique way to help preserve Caribou and their habitat The Kootenay Contraption Contest, organized by KAST in partnership with FORTIS BC this past winter, was a massive…
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BC Provincial Nominee Program Tech Pilot

Are you an employer looking to fill positions for engineers, IT professionals, or industry-related technicians? The Government of BC is running a pilot program to fast-track the hiring of skilled immigrants for these positions. The B.C.…
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Women in Technology & Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarships

Ten female BC students have been awarded $10,000 Women in Technology and Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarships from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society. Premier John Horgan announced the scholarships…
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Technology & Innovation in the Koots: Full STEAM Ahead!

The Koots tech sector is drawing talent, inspiring entrepreneurs, and providing a welcome home for anyone looking to bring their idea, product, or service to market. 2018 has been a great year for the evolution of STEAM (Science, Technology,…
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#BCTechSummit 2019 March 11-13, 2019

#BCTechSummit 2019 is just around the corner, March 11-13, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Last year's #BCTECH Summit 2018 broke records. Join us – the teams from KAST and MIDAS –  for the largest innovation conference in Western…