Research and Advocacy

Visions of Science is committed to conducting ongoing research and being advocates for the communities we serve.

Current Research

In collaboration with Dr. Carol-Ann Burke of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at The University of Toronto, we seek to identify ways in which informal (out-of-school) science education can act as a means of facilitating and prolonging student engagement in science.

This initiative is funded by The Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE).

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Publications

Understanding the delivery of a Canadian-based after-school STEM program: a case study

One of the first process evaluations conducted of a community-based STEM program for youth in a Canadian context, this paper represents an important step in responding to the call for increased evaluation of youth programs.

This paper was developed in a partnership with Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX).