Thirteen Canadian universities will receive a combined $900 million in the second round of a federal competition aimed at funding scientific research that puts Canada on the world stage. Read more
Scientists are combing the waters in Canada's Arctic searching for pieces of plastic so tiny that, in some cases, they can't be seen with the naked eye.
Since July, researchers with the Vancouver Aquarium and Department of Fisheries and Oceans staff have been traversing four Arctic regions on board a Russian scientific icebreaker and two Canadian Coast Guard ships. Read more
The Call for Submissions is now open for the 20th International Play Association Triennial World Conference, taking place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from September 13 to 16, 2017.
The IPA has members in nearly 60 countries and has been working for more than 50 years to secure every child’s right to play and to promote healthy, high quality play opportunities and environments. The Triennial World Conference will bring together dedicated play researchers, practitioners and advocates from around the globe to celebrate play, understand its many benefits and provide all children with the chance to engage in rich, meaningful, free play…every day.
Deadline: midnight GMT on November 1, 2016.
More info at: http://canada2017.ipaworld.org/
The Science North team, led by Darla Stoddard, has crafted an amazing display with their leading edge methodology and technology, with information provided by FOMB and Ontario Parks. Read more
Anyone who happens to walk around the Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre might notice a bit of a change.
Almost the entire building has now been retrofitted with brand new LED lights, which will save the centre a substantial amount on their energy bill. Read more
“We knew we wanted to include her story and her training equipment in the renewed Canada Science and Technology Museum as the focus of the exhibits will not only be on innovation but also on the human story behind it,” says Alex Benay who is president and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. Read more
KITCHENER — A homeless collective art gallery has found itself a temporary home at Themuseum in downtown Kitchener.
The Art District Gallery, an artist-run, nonprofit collective, hosted its last show in its year-old gallery space at 310 King St. E. over the weekend.
David Marskell, chief executive officer at Themuseum, said he read about the art collective's plight in The Record earlier this month and reached out to the group. Read more
A beekeeper who had tens of thousands of dollars worth of hives stolen last month feels “humbled” by an Ottawa museum’s efforts to help her recoup her losses.
On Saturday, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum had a table set up to collect donations to help Debbie Hutchings after she had several hives stolen from her in July.
Donations to help Hutchings can be made through the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation Foundation’s website at foundation.techno-science.ca. Read more
Children sunk their bare feet into a sandbox, walked on a motion wave maker, did some climbing, got aboard a scoop loader, drank lemonade and ate ice cream.
Kirsty Duncan, the federal minister of Science, talked to Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre, Nickel Belt MP Marc Serre, and Nickel Belt MPP France Gelinas.
Everyone, it seemed, was present for the grand opening of the new science park at Dynamic Earth on Friday, including co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics, Arthur McDonald. Read more
The futuristic looking Johnson Geo Centre in St. John's is becoming even more energy efficient.
There's a good chance that most of the 50,000 visitors to the Geo Centre each year don't know that it was one of the first buildings in St. John's to use geothermal technology to heat and cool the building and save money. 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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