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Ontario is investing in Science North to provide more students, teachers and parents with innovative and hands-on mathematic and science experiences, as well as to celebrate Indigenous culture and innovations through a planetarium experience. Wednesday’s commitment of $1,383,100 for the 2017-18 school year represents the largest single investment by the ministry of education in Science North. This funding will allow the science centre to expand its reach into more than 60 communities and bring award-winning science-based education to northern Ontario, including many underserviced areas. Read more
Every year, the Governor General acknowledges cultural organizations, teachers, students, and community groups who promote exploring Canada’s history through the Governor General’s History Awards.
This year, Prince George has two honourees being recognized by Julie Payette. Read more
More than 500 business and community leaders came together for a night of celebration and TED-style talks on the future of science and health innovation. Starring three Canadian innovators, the Ontario Science Centre's sold-out RBC Innovators' Ball featured the announcement of a renewed three-year commitment from title sponsor RBC to continue to raise funds for the Centre and its crucial community access programs. Read more
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced the appointment of three new part-time members to the Board of Trustees of the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Read more
Constructed for Expo 86, Science World quickly became one of Vancouver’s most iconic and beloved landmarks.
Run by a non-profit organization, the facility welcomes thousands of people each year from all around the globe. Shaped like a dome, it overlooks False Creek and brilliantly sparkles on the waterfront with its 391 lights come nightfall. Read more.
Meet Vandana, CFO of the Saskatchewan Science Centre and a proud Prairie girl. She loves fusing East Indian flavours with prairie classics. Learn more
A live seven-foot carpet python is wrapped around Mason Charbonneau’s neck and shoulders like a fox stole.
His presentation is about reptiles and he has a captivated audience of about 20 people seated in a semi-circle around him. Most of them are children who have questions ranging from what snakes eat to how they poop.
Charbonneau is a facilitator at Science Timmins and is hosting a demonstration of some of their live exhibits which include geckos and an African bull frog. Read more.
Labine begins his two-year term leading a 670 member organization. In accepting the role he said, “I am honoured to succeed Linda Conlon as chair and grateful for the board’s confidence. I look forward to working with my fellow directors from around the world and the skilled team at ASTC, led by the newly-appointed CEO, Ms. Cristin Dorgelo, to help ensure we continue to inspire and communicate to people of all ages about the discoveries and breakthroughs in science and technology.” Read more
British Columbia has noticed the deep aboriginal history put on display this year at The Exploration Place.
The local reaction to the exhibit has been strong and positive, said Calogheros. The public understood immediately the museum's desire to provide permanent cultural context within their walls, especially since the facility literally sits on the site of the village where the Lheidli T'enneh resided prior to their ousting in the few years preceding the arrival of the railroad. Read more.
In the new emergency department — triple the size of the old one — local company NGX Interactive created a virtual aquarium designed to soothe spirits and banish the boredom that patients typically experience in waiting rooms. Through physical gestures, children can interact with animated marine creatures like turtles, starfish, stingrays, dolphins, tropical fish, shellfish and orcas, all in their underwater habitats.
Hannah Cho, a member of the NGX group that created the aquarium, said the installation was the result of a collaboration with the Vancouver Aquarium.
The oncology procedure room, where children will undergo interventions like bone marrow aspiration, offers patients a spacewalk journey to take their minds off their treatment The hospital partnered with H.R. MacMillan Space Centre on the designs. Read more
The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we learn and live is the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.
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