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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!
As part of Innovation 150 TELUS Spark Calgary will be hosting the Power of Ideas exhibition from June 7th to June 13th before moving to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and then continuing throughout Ontario for July.
The Power of Ideas tour is meant to inspire the curious Canadian youth, and encourages critical thinking and creativity that is needed to excel as young scientists.
TELUS Spark will also be hosting QUANTUM: The Exhibition from June 26th to August 7th which aims to educate people of all ages of the power of Quantum.
To learn more about upcoming events, check out the events section of our website.
Science North has launched their first ever Science North-produced planetarium show, Under the Same Stars: Minwaadiziwin.
The planetarium show was developed in partnership with Indigenous people from across Northern Ontario and uses Indigenous worldview to understand the common constellations visible in the night sky and the Anishinaabe stories that define them.
This project was made possible due to Ontario150 funding from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Northern Ontario audiences will also experience Under the Same Stars: Minwaadiziwin as Science North’s outreach team tour the show in two portable planetariums to over 55 communities throughout Northern Ontario, with a focus on Indigenous audiences.
The Northern Ontario planetarium tour started in April and will continue through mid-October.
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In July 1967, TELUS Spark was born as the Centennial Planetarium. Now, 50 years and one new location later, Calgary’s science centre has evolved to be an innovative community-hub for science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Join TELUS Spark to celebrate their 50th Anniversary with a big birthday bash on June 17!
The day’s activities will include live music and performances, delicious barbecued food, family-friendly activities and an explosive finale. Admission by donation and parking is free for the entire family. Free BBQ while supplies last.
The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. have a grant that funds projects related to accessibility that fit their geographical requirement.
Funds for up to $20,000 are available to organizations in select Canadian cities including Toronto, Calgary & Vancouver.
For more information visit: http://www.flutiefoundation.org/apply-grant
To make Innovation 150 information more accessible for CASC members, we have added a section with member resources for those who are still planning events, and summaries of past events ran by our members to help gain insights and ideas. Click Innovation 150 on our website menu bar or click here!
Stay tuned for more Canada 150 signature projects, events and updates.
If you would like to share photos or information to the new section of our website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year marks an exciting milestone for the London Children's Museum- it's their 40th birthday! Since 1977, the London Children's Museum has worked to ensure every child, regardless of economic circumstance, is given the opportunity to play, learn, dream and grow.
They are Celebrating 40 Years of Play by raising $40,000 for their Share the Fun subsidy program. Every year, the waiting list for subsidized day camp spots and education programs expands. Donate today to help Share the Fun.
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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