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After a seven-month long build, the Hydraulic Air Compressor (HAC) Demonstrator at Dynamic Earth has officially opened. The 100 feet high (above and below ground) industrial scale system for testing and demonstration of compressed air production is installed in a former elevator shaft at Science North’s Dynamic Earth in Sudbury, ON. This innovative technology provides an energy efficient alternative to conventional mechanical air compression that promises up to 50% savings in lifecycle cost for mine operators and other industrial-scale users of pneumatic power. Read more
The Exploration Place has a unique relationship with the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation and part of it has to do with location.
For the past few decades, the city's oldest museum has been the only public building on the first height of land on the Fraser River downstream of the Nechako River confluence. But for the 10,000 or so years before that, that same grassy meadow was the primary community of the Lheidli people. Read more
There is no shortage of alarming climate change stories. We hear about the rapid rate of Arctic sea ice loss; about abnormally high temperatures in the Far North; polar bears resorting to eating birds' eggs instead of meat to survive. Read more
Once again, the Parks Board misleads the public regarding the devastating impact of the new bylaw, which bans future rescued cetaceans from the Vancouver Aquarium.
The truth is that the Vancouver Aquarium’s ability to provide long-term care for sick and injured whales, dolphins and porpoises is essential for a successful rescue program. Read more
For the first time, the Saskatchewan Science Centre in Regina kept its doors open to the public for 24 continuous hours of fun and learning this weekend.
It kicked off 24 Hours of Science Friday at 10 a.m., with special events throughout the day and night. Read more
Ocean Wise is going global.
Already known to Canadians as the Vancouver Aquarium’s sustainable seafood program, a news release Thursday announced that Ocean Wise had expanded its goals, becoming “a new global ocean-conservation organization focused on protecting and restoring our world’s oceans.” Read more
Antoine Garwah was honoured this week at city hall with the title of Senior of the Year for 2017. Read more
As part of Canada 150, CASC will host a webinar for members on June 8, 2017 discussing the Canada 150 celebrations at Science World BC, to inspire those who are still planning their celebrations around the country.
Three Science World staff who are specialists in their respective field, will help discuss the activities to celebrate Canada’s 150th and how to collaborate with other organizations in the community to make the best celebrations possible.
Members can register here.
TELUS World of Science receives $3.35 million in federal funding for important upgrades and renovations
"We are thrilled to receive this support from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. TELUS World of Science – Edmonton is an iconic facility in the city that has helped educate and entertain millions of Edmontonians. This funding will go directly to our Aurora Project, a $40-million expansion and renovation of our Science Centre. This really is the beginning of a build that will inspire generations. The funding will support our renovation of the Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre and Space Gallery. We are thankful that the Government of Canada values the contribution science and technology offer to the community."
—Alan Nursall, President and CEO, TELUS World of Science – Edmonton
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We would like to thank all those who participated - it truly was 10 days of discovery for Canadians everywhere.
Science Odyssey programming took place in science centres across Canada. Many of these programs allowed the public to learn and take part in the innovative research currently being conducted by NSERC funded scientists.
CASC increased the reach of some of these programs by collaborating with Partners In Research (http://www.pirweb.org/pir/en/). They organized webinars on some of these scientific talks and broadcast them to various schools, giving students an opportunity to participate in Science Odyssey from their classrooms.
One highlight of the event, was when Parliamentary Secretary, Kate Young and MP Nick Whalen visited the Johnson Geo Centre at the launch of Science Odyssey.
We look forward to seeing everyone’s continued participation in next year’s event!
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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