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The newest exhibition coming to Science North offers visitors the unique opportunity to dive deep and explore the intricate biology and physiology of human health and the dramatic effects of disease.
From organs and muscles to the nervous system and skeleton, BODY WORLDS RX gives an unprecedented look inside the most sophisticated mechanism in the world, the human body. The exhibit opens Saturday.
“BODY WORLDS RX is a world renowned exhibit and we are thrilled to host it until this September. It focuses on contemporary diseases that afflict children and adults and illustrates their causes and effects,” Guy Labine, Science North’s CEO, said in a release. “In addition to the exhibit, Science North will be delivering exciting programing and specialty workshops over the next six months that stimulate curiosity about the science of anatomy and physiology.”
Created by anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens, inventor of Plastination science and the creator of the trailblazing BODY WORLDS exhibitions, the exhibit features Plastination, a complex technique that removes fluids from the body and replaces them with plastics that harden.
Schools in St. Theresa Point and Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) hosted Youth Science Canada regional science fairs in February.
St. Theresa Point high school hosted their event Feb. 7-8 while NCN’s Otetiskiwin Kiskinwamahtowekamik (Footprint School) hosted theirs Feb. 27-28.
They are among 102 regional science fairs hosted by the organization across Canada annually, with approximately 25,000 students competing in total. The fairs are open to Grade 7 to Grade 12 students, who present projects focusing on important societal issues such as health, the environment, innovation and energy, among others. At each of these fairs, one project receives a Ted Rogers Innovation Award that acknowledges future leaders and their innovative accomplishments.
The curator of the acclaimed Getting Naked exhibit in 2017 at TheMuseum is back again, this time exploring the topic of menstruation.
“I’m not afraid, and neither is TheMuseum, but it’s not about being provocative, it’s about opening up the conversation around these topics,” said Eichorn.
The exhibit, called Flow, will take place at TheMuseum starting March 6. It will run until May 28, World Menstrual Hygiene Day.
The show will include a variety of artistic media, including installation, performance, dance, paint and embroidery. Using previous connections, Eichorn approached artists who have taken on taboo health-related topics in the past, but some artists also contacted her once they heard about the show.
In addition to tackling the stigma of reproductive health, the exhibit will explore various topics as they relate to menstruation. Income levels, for example, play a role in menstrual hygiene.
Nearly 2,000 square metres of extra space is being added to one of Alberta’s most popular attractions.
Construction on The Aurora Project at TELUS World of Science began in October, which will mean room for new exhibits.
“These new spaces will dramatically change the way we’re able to engage Albertans’ hearts and minds in science because the Aurora Project will redefine our science centre,” said Alan Nursall, president and CEO of TELUS World of Science – Edmonton.
Premier Rachel Notley was on hand to update the project.
“This place inspires wonder in our kids and it shows them the incredible things people can do when we understand the world around us,” she said.
The premier also announced the province will contribute $12 million over three years, money already ear-marked for the project in the 2018 budget.
Science North turns 35 years young this year and to celebrate, officials have unveiled a renewed fourth floor, filled with all new fun, engaging and creative experiences that will inspire visitors to innovate, build skills, and complete meaningful projects and challenges using digital fabrication, coding, crafting, engineering and electronics.
The THINK project – this major renewal of the science centre’s fourth level – is the largest investment in this space in its 35-year history.
“Over the past 35 years Science North has excited, enlightened and inspired the minds of many,” Nickel Belt MP Marc Serre said. “With the opening of the THINK project it is sure to continue to do so for many generations to come. This state-of-the-art facility is where innovation and imagination collide, which will open opportunity for youth to grow, learn and aspire in Greater Sudbury and in the six Northern Ontario communities included in the program expansion. Our government believes in creating opportunities and investing in our youth; by all accounts the THINK project will do just that.”
The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is hosting a number of amazing events over spring break that the whole family will enjoy.
Not only will the centre have a number of its regular offerings, but it will also have some special activities and programming. Specifically, the centre will host programming focused on “Exploring the Sun” as well as “Exploring the moon.”
These family friendly activities will run daily throughout Spring Break, and the Space Centre will also premier The Sun: Our Living Star in the planetarium star theatre on March 16th.
The first week’s theme will be “Explore the Sun,” and kids can build their own Parker Solar Probes, or a sun dial, and weather permitting do some solar viewing through the telescope.
The second week’s theme will be “Explore the Moon,” and kids may celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission with a special craft project. They’ll also learn what it takes for astronauts to prepare for a mission to the moon with some special astronaut training activities.
Come one, come all to Telus Spark’s newest exhibition.
Circus! Science Under the Big Top was opened on Saturday, February 2, inviting Calgarians and visitors alike into the world of performers, puzzles, and amazing acrobatics.
From the physics of the high wire to the science of sword swallowing, attendees will be able to both see the spectacles unfold before their eyes and get a deeper understanding of the science at work behind the daring feats.
Over 20 exhibits showcase the excitement of life in the circus, with everything from animal communication to contortionism to the math behind juggling.
Circus! Science Under the Big Top will run from February 2 to June 9, giving you the better part of four months to check out what the side-show is all about.
Kevin Brownlee’s new book has been 4,000 years in the making.
The work of historical fiction — titled Dibaajimindww Geteyaag: Ogiiyose, Noojigiigoo’iwe gaye Dibinawaag Nibiing Onji or, translated in English, Stories of the Old Ones: Hunter and Fisher from Sheltered Water — explores the life of a 25-year-old man who was buried on the banks of the Lee River thousands of years before European settlers arrived on Canadian soil.
Brownlee lives in Wolseley and is the curator of archeology at the Manitoba Museum.
In 1997, he was part of the team that worked with the province and the Sagkeeng Anicinabe government to recover, study and rebury the Indigenous ancestor’s remains in a respectful way.
"Today it would be considered reconciliation, at the time it was just the right way to do things," he said. "Working in collaboration is the foundation of trust."
Brownlee’s book is the second instalment in the Stories of the Old Ones series published by the Manitoba Museum. The first was penned by his mentor Leigh Syms and focused on the use of science in archeology and gave a broad cultural history of southeastern Manitoba.
Following the success of its 2018 Women & Science event, the Montréal Science Centre strikes again this year to mark the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a free event for girls 17 and under on February 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
With more than 15 organizations on hand to share their passion for science, young women and girls will be invited to explore different zones where they can learn about careers in science and tech and meet inspiring women working in these fields from University du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Ubisoft Montréal, Element AI, CGI and Pratt & Whitney. Girls 17 and under will also enjoy free admission to all of the Science Centre's exhibitions on this special day.
The event will also feature lively and captivating science-in-action workshops led by a team of stellar Science Centre educators alongside spirited teams from four dynamic local organizations, Folie Technique, Visual Voice Gallery, Grandir Sans Frontières and UQAM.
SciArt, where science, art and communication collide, is looking for submissions. Who knows? You might win some cash.
For the past five years, the LU SciArt Exhibition has featured as part of Laurentian University’s Research Week. This year, they are working with students and researchers across the LU campus, as well as community groups and artists throughout Sudbury, to bring the sixth annual LU SciArt Exhibition to life.
The LU SciArt Exhibition challenges students, artists, and researchers alike to examine their work from new perspectives. Researchers are asked to express their ideas using artistic media, while artists are challenged to use their chosen medium to represent scientific concepts in unique and beautiful ways. In addition, each year local schools create innovative SciArt pieces that assist students to better understand their curriculum, changing the way they see science and research for the rest of their lives.
This year, a goal of the LU SciArt Exhibition is to feature pieces that show the connection between all fields of research and art. In past exhibitions, researchers in traditional science fields such as biology, chemistry, and engineering have been featured, alongside many amazing pieces from researchers in social sciences and humanities. This year, we hope to further highlight research in these fields, and increase engagement with researchers that don’t traditionally feel represented by science.
Following the exhibition at Laurentian, the LU SciArt exhibition will be on display at Science North from March 25-April 5. This is an amazing opportunity to showcase SciArt to a wider audience, and allows the work of talented artists and researchers to be seen by thousands of people in our community.
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