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
John Chu received the medal in recognition of more than 20 years of volunteering at the Telus World of Science, where the retired teacher continues to inspire a love of science in others. Read more
The Explorations Place’s newest exhibit has been put under the provincial spotlight.
The Science has received the BC Museum Association (BCMA) Award for Excellence on the Hodul’eh-a display, showcasing the Lheidli T’enneh. Read more
The Sudbury science centre was voted top indoor attraction and a top-three attraction through Attractions Ontario. Read more
The future of indoor farming is held together with zip ties, powered by extension cords and aerated by bathroom exhaust fans.
Toronto area entrepreneur Zale Tabakman has brought his budding vertical farming business to Windsor through a collaboration with Canada South Science City and support from Unifor Skilled Trades.
Tabakman’s agriculture and technology company — Local Grown Salads — is taking root inside the Forster Community Hub. Read more
Aimed at young families and teens, Human explores the complex changes that occur within the human body. These changes are explored both in the context of a single life-time and over the course of evolution.
GSM designed and produced the exhibition in close partnership with the science centre’s research team. Read more
Fold, crease, repeat, complete! On Thursday, October 12, the Ontario Science Centre unveiled DEEP BLUE, a stunning, collaborative art installation comprised of more than 2000 origami swans, carp, bass, sturgeon and turtles, depicting the bathymetry of majestic Lake Ontario. Read more.
The MOU between Science North and Grandview Enterprise Co., Ltd., will formalize their relationship and will leverage Science North's expertise in science centre operations, science education, Read more
"The RBC Innovators' Ball fosters the curiosity that powers innovation," said Maurice Bitran, Ph.D., CEO and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre. "Our signature fundraising event brings together Canadian visionaries to celebrate new ideas, inspire new perspectives, and raises funds to ensure access to the wonder of science for everyone with a thirst for knowledge and discovery." Read miore
The drive to build an arctic learning centre was simply that such a facility does not exist, he added.
"We identified that as an opportunity and engaged with northern community elders before proceeding. It's a very important part of our region of Canada and as a whole, and there's a lot up there we don't yet understand," Baker said. 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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