Improving sustainability through education
The TELUS team believes education helps create sustainable organizations and communities. We work to ensure that charities and volunteers in our community have access to programs that provide the most current information available to assist them in achieving their charitable goals. TELUS has several education partners, one of which is the TELUS World of Science®.
TELUS science centres
The TELUS team recognizes the importance of promoting technological innovation and learning to inspire youth to develop a passion for technology and science. In 2005, we advanced our goal to help cultivate innovation in the sciences by forming partnerships with five science centres – TELUS World of Science® Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, as well as the Ontario and Montreal Science Centres.
Over a period of 20 years, TELUS is investing $43 million in these five science centres. As part of our investment, we support the Innovators Award Program, which identifies rising stars who work at each of the TELUS sponsored science centres across Canada. Recipients of the TELUS Innovators Award are chosen based on their demonstrated passion for continuous learning, new idea generation and courage to innovate. Each recipient receives a $2,000 bursary to attend the Canadian Association of Science Centres Conference. In 2011, the conference was held in Sudbury, Ontario.
In October 2011, TELUS World of Science Calgary opened its doors as TELUS Spark. The centre is the first purpose-built science centre in Canada in nearly 30 years. At nearly twice its former size, TELUS Spark features interactive exhibits and programs that will encourage generations of artists, scientists and technologists to push the bounds of their creativity. The centre is built to LEED Gold standard and is a great example of how TELUS engages with partners to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.
Saluting the courage to innovate TELUS Innovators: Download PDF
To learn more about how TELUS supports education in Canada, visit telus.com/community.