Pembina's commitment to invest in the communities in which we operate is a cornerstone of our approach to sustainability. We understand the important role we play as neighbours and are committed to giving back in ways that improve people’s lives and contribute to lasting, positive social change.
DiscoverE, a program driven by engineering students out of the University of Alberta, creates excitement and interest in engineering for under-represented groups, including Indigenous youth and girls, through strategic, focused, and meaningful high-impact programs.
STEM camps occurred in Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, Paul First Nation and Duncan’s First Nation, bringing the engineering curriculum off-campus in unique ways - allowing Indigenous youth to explore different aspects of engineering right in their community. Camp attendees learned engineering, science and technology concepts through exciting hands-on projects and demonstrations while being mentored by University of Alberta students.
We couldn't bring this program to communities, free of charge, without support from Pembina. We have been visiting communities and building relationships for over ten years. The support from Pembina allows us to continue this commitment and promise to continue to come back year-after-year. These youth can see that STEM is exciting and something they feel empowered to explore in the future.
- Ilana Young, Director of DiscoverE
Students learning at STEM Camp