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  • Monday, June 18, 2018 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation invites you to help build inspiring content for the 46th Annual International Committee for Museums and Collections of Science and Technology’s (CIMUSET) Conference, held in joint with the International Association of Transport and Communications Museums (IATM).

    As an International Council of Museums (
    ICOM) committee, CIMUSET’s annual conference provides a forum for communication and cooperation between museum professionals dedicated to technical and scientific heritage from around the world.

    In 2018, conference delegates will come together at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum and the recently-renewed Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, Ontario from October 15 to October 18.This year’s conference theme, Museums in a Digital World, will lead the discussion on how museums can embrace digital platforms and rise within the digital movement.

    Successful proposals will offer engaging insights on the digital museum and could include content pertaining to app development within the museum setting, digitally accessible collections, engagement of digital natives, successes and failures on digital projects, and the future of digital marketing. Abstracts must not exceed 250 words and must be received by June 29, 2018. For more information, please visit the conference website at https://cimuset.ingeniumcanada.org/.

    Take this unique opportunity to share your ideas, outcomes, and ambitions with the international community! We look forward to hearing from you at the 46th Annual CIMUSET Conference this fall. Registration is now open.


  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The newly renovated bathrooms on the second floor of the Saskatchewan Science Centre are taking home an International Toilet Tourism Award.

    The award, created by MyTravelResearch.com, showcases innovative, clean, greatly designed washrooms in locations with a successful local tourism economy. The Science Centre’s toilets won awards along with five others from locations around the world including the United States, Australia and Switzerland.

    The washrooms were designed by Cite360Studio and paid for as part of the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Infrastructure Program. Read more. 


  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 3:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The popular gallery reopened on Friday under new lighting and auditory effects to help the visitor experience in Deptford, England in 1669.

    “I invite all Manitobans back to the Manitoba Museum to rediscover their ship, the Nonsuch. Whether it’s the first time or your tenth time, I guarantee you will learn something new when you visit the renewed Nonsuch Gallery,” said Claudette Leclerc, executive director and CEO of the Manitoba Museum. Read more


  • Friday, June 08, 2018 1:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By exploring exhibits such as +1ºC: What difference does it make?, Design the Future, and Planet MTL, visitors will gain a better understanding of climate change and its impact on our health and living environment, as well as technologies that could prove useful in the fight against climate change. Games, entertaining discussions, and unusual experiences allow visitors to learn more about the concrete measures we can take to help the planet.

    Don't miss The Roaming Classroom. This outdoor art installation celebrating contributions made by Montréal universities to life in the city will be visiting the Biosphere, from June 7 to 10, 2018. Also, P3 Permaculture will be on site, on June 8 and 9, with its Moving Beyond Sustainability activity, which proposes ideas and techniques for rethinking sustainable development and, as a result, improving quality of life.

    Two new exhibits will also be presented this coming year: Read more


  • Monday, June 04, 2018 10:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


     “I am pleased to announce that Christina Tessier will serve as Director of the National Museum of Science and Technology. Her proven leadership, along with her knowledge of the organization and outstanding contributions to the Museum, will continue to be of great benefit to this institution that proudly highlights our talents in the fields of science, technology and innovation. I would also like to thank Fernand Proulx for acting as Interim Director of the Museum since April 2017.”

    —The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

    Learn More

  • Monday, June 04, 2018 10:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    "What we will now do is go into a period of consultation," said THEMUSEUM CEO David Marskell.  "A very important part of the next six or seven months will be working with the arts and culture communities, the universities, Conestoga, to seek their input of what this building should be."

    Learn More



  • Monday, June 04, 2018 10:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    On July 5, 2018 - get involved!

    Celebrate LGBT+ people working and studying in STEM and be part of a global push to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM. 

    Learn more (PDF)


  • Monday, June 04, 2018 10:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Internationally renowned for his work in contemporary thought, literature, visual, and public art, Douglas Coupland now adds environmental art to his remarkable portfolio. Vortex – the first-ever full-scale artistic imagining of the Pacific Trash Vortex or Great Pacific Garbage Patch – at the Vancouver Aquarium®, an Ocean Wise® initiative.

    Inspired by the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup’s “dirty dozen”, the exhibition also features a gallery wall showcasing a curious collection of the most common marine debris found washed up on shorelines. Read more.



  • Monday, June 04, 2018 9:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    “POPnology presents great examples of the convergence between popular culture and current technology,” said Maurice Bitran, PhD, CEO and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre. “From Jules Verne to Back to the Future, popular culture has an uncanny power to foreshadow technological developments. POPnology displays these triumphs of the human imagination in a compelling, interactive and entertaining way.”

    POPnology includes:

    • Hands-on robotics
    • Virtual projection games
    • Futuristic musical instrument technology
    • Immersive games, including virtual reality gaming
    • A screen-accurate replica jetpack from Disney™’s The Rocketeer
    • A screen-accurate DeLorean time machine
    • Robotic arm interactives

    POPnology is divided into four thematic areas:

    • How We Play: Examines entertainment technologies and their impact on how people spend their leisure time.
    • How We Connect: Presents the communications technologies that helped usher in a new era with the birth of social media — the game changer of the 21st century.
    • How We Move: Explores the history and evolution of human transport and includes a detailed overview of the advances that have transformed the way we move around the planet.
    • How We Live & Work: Showcases fascinating innovations currently shaping our lives, many of which were predicted long ago in books and movies.


    POPnology runs to August 6 and is included with general admission.

    Press Release  

    POPnology® was created by Stage Nine Exhibitions and is distributed by Exhibits Development Group.

  • Monday, June 04, 2018 9:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    National Indigenous History Month started in 2009 with the passing of a unanimous motion in the House of Commons and on June 21, the nation celebrates the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis with National Indigenous Peoples Day

    Hosting a National Indigenous Peoples Day event? Submit your event to be listed on the national events page and send a note to leduc@casc-accs.com.  

    Find ideas for National Indigenous Peoples Day events and learn how to promote your event.


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