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"Climate change is the biggest challenge we face as a species," said Maurice Bitran, Ph.D., CEO and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre. "Portraits of Resilience: Teens Take on Climate Change depicts how youth in the places most affected by climate change are reacting to this existential threat. It is a compelling call to action for us all." Read more
With the goal of increasing scientific knowledge in the Lower Mainland, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) partnered with Telus World of Science to create the KPU-Science World Speaker Series. In the third year of this successful partnership, the speaker series started with a journey through the Amazon on July 25. Read more.
Once again, CASC encourages members and friends to participate in this global event that coincides with the United Nation’s World Science Day for Peace and Development.
The goal of this international event is to “celebrate and demonstrate our institutions as the Earth’s most influential combined force for engaging the public with science, technology, related civic decision-making, and direct action to solve the critical issues facing the planet”.
There are several ways you can participate:
For more information about ISCSMD, visit www.iscsmd.org
We look forward to sharing your November 10 stories!
If your science centre participates, please let us know; we will follow up with you afterward to put together a Canadian activities report.
The Government of Canada is investing $187,800 in Science North over the next three years to engage Northern Ontario Indigenous youth in science and technology.
Science North is among the recipients of funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)’s 2017 PromoScience Program.
This funding will allow Science North to bring hands-on science and technology experiences that are culturally relevant and meaningful to Indigenous audiences. The Outreach Programs engage children and youth in fun, interactive science-based activities. Through repeat visits, either in person or through video conferencing, Science North Scientists and the First Nations students and teachers can keep building on the science and technology experiences.
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On July 13th the Musée Armand-Frappier located in Laval, PQ held a press conference to announce $390,000 in government funding that will contribute to the development of the museums next permanent exhibition.
"We welcome this important financial support and warmly thank the Government of Quebec. The support will allow us to create a permanent exhibition that will make known the work of Dr. Frappier and will shine the mission of our institution, to promote understanding of scientific issues related to human health,” spoke Guylaine Archambault, CEO of the Musée Armand-Frappier. “The exhibition will be highly technological, interactive and resolutely contemporary, in order to allow our visitors to marvel at the great beauty and fragility of the human being. It will lead visitors to realize that science alone does not bring all solutions and that everyone has to take care of himself. This was Dr. Frappier's vision.”
The exhibition, with its work title “À échelle humaine” ( On a Human Scale), will come to life over the next two years and will be presented to visitors in 2020, when the Museum's new facilities open on the site of the Cosmodome.
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Within days of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, a new national brand was launched to celebrate ingenuity in Canada.
Known as Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, this corporate brand encompasses three national institutions — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
“Ingenium will bring a consistent voice and identity to our corporation. It will allow us to reach beyond our four walls and engage with Canadians from coast to coast to coast, and with international audiences,” said Fernand Proulx, Ingenium, Interim President and CEO. “Ingenium is where the past meets the future and inspires the next generation of young innovators.”
November 17, 2017, will mark the next milestone for Ingenium when the Canada Science and Technology Museum reopens its doors. This modern, world-class museum mixes the best of its previous incarnation with new technologies and exhibition techniques to tell Canada’s science and technology story in an immersive, educational, and fun way.
Where can you make a simple circuit, create a critter, spin a giant web and take in local history by way of a tree trunk? The Ontario Science Centre, of course!
On July 19, to celebrate Ontario 150, the Science Centre officially opened Inventorium, a new hands-on learning space, and unveiled The Maple Leaf Forever Tree, an eight-foot, historically-significant hand-carved wood sculpture that pays tribute to Toronto's vibrant history.
"There are few things more powerful than creating something yourself – especially when it's a product of your own imagination," said Maurice Bitran, Ph.D., CEO, Ontario Science Centre. "These new visitor experiences showcase what's possible when we combine experimentation, collaboration and critical thinking. Inventorium encourages visitors to flex their creative muscles and bring their ideas to life. And The Maple Leaf Forever Tree illustrates the beauty achievable when taking a collective approach to a creative challenge."
Learn more about the Inventorium.
Want to make a change?
The CASC Diversity & Inclusion Committee is always looking for open minded individuals who express a commitment to diversity and inclusion within the STEM community.
For more information contact Tina Leduc Leduc@casc-accs.com.
If you haven’t had a chance to host QUANTUM: The Exhibition now is your chance!
For 2017 only, the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) will be offering QUANTUM: The Pop-up Exhibition. The exhibit drills down core concepts and leaves the take away messages found in QUANTUM: The Exhibition.
As part of Innovation 150, CASC will provide funds to help cover the costs of shipping – Learn more.
For more information please contact Julie Bohemier email@example.com.
Join the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) on Aug. 25, 2017 as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary with a benefit gala featuring a Keynote address by Nobel Prize-winner Sheila Watt-Cloutier; a presentation of the inaugural CNSC award and a musical performance by Elliot BROOD, one of the premier acts in Canadian roots music.
"There is much to celebrate," said CNSC executive director Grant MacNeil. "We've been supporting research and education in the Churchill region since 1976, and we are excited to welcome everyone to the centre to commemorate this significant event. Events like this give everyone an opportunity to reflect on the past accomplishments of the centre and celebrate the organization's bright future, which is now more important than ever."
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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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