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  • Friday, February 14, 2020 10:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you understand the power of your mind? The Ontario Science Centre launches its 2020 speaker series on The Mind in collaboration with Knowledge Partner, the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI). The series brings leading experts to share the latest research into the brain and how our minds work.

    Rooted in psychology, the Science Centre's latest exhibition MindWorks brings mental processes like decision-making, memory and emotions to life through colourful, playful and fun hands-on exhibits. Great Conversations is a special featured event of the Ontario Science Centre, designed to spark discussion, debate and discovery on fascinating topics in the world of science.

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  • Friday, February 14, 2020 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is going to have an escape room exhibit opening in September, to help bring in more visitors and offer a fun, interactive way to learn.

    Executive Director of the museum, Linden Roberts, says they’ve been looking at different and unique ways to produce exhibits, and still convey content. She says escape rooms are very popular, and they reached out to Dr. Scott Nicholson, a Professor of Game Design at Wilfred Laurier University, who has been an advocate for the use of escape rooms in museums.

    Ovintiv, formerly known as Encana, has invested $40,000 in the museum, to help create the new attraction, and hire Nicholson to help develop the escape room exhibit.

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  • Friday, February 07, 2020 10:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MONTREAL -- Girl scientists looking to expand their knowledge are being invited to take part in a free event at the Montreal Science Centre.

    According to officials, it's all part of celebrations for the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

    The young women will have the chance to experiment and take part in numerous interactive workshops on battery production, robot programming and living neurons.

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  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 11:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Interpretation of Field is a collaborative project housed at Faculty of Information, the University of Toronto, designed to document and share current practices of interpretation professionals in four types of museums. Our main data-collecting tool is a survey, which we developed to take the pulse of contemporary practices in museum interpretation and to map out tools, strategies and knowledge used by practitioners. This research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada’s federal research funding agency. 

    If you are an interpretation professional working in an art museum/centre, an encyclopedic/general (multi-disciplinary) museum, a natural history/anthropology museum, or a science/technology museum/centre, we invite you to take our survey between Jan. 2 and March 1, 2020.

    Results will be available on the project’s website in Summer 2020.

    To complete the survey, visit:

    To find out more about our project & team, visit

    To sign up for project notifications, visit


    Thank you very much for your participation!

    Prof. Irina D. Mihalache, Project Lead

  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If I can see her, I can be her. Developed by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), and the Canadian Museum of Nature, #MySTEMjob, an Instagram campaign, tells the stories of twenty inspiring women from across Canada through video shorts designed to spark curiosity in young women and inspire them to pursue STEM careers.

    The campaign will launch via @IngeniumCanada and run from February 11th (UN/International Day of Women and Girls in Science) until March 8th (International Women’s Day).

    The daily videos will showcase a wide range of STEM careers ranging from mineralogist to deep-sea marine biologist. Each video captures the passion, excitement, and drive of each of these accomplished women, who highlight the diversity of a STEM career in these ever-evolving fields.

    Want to get involved? Spread the word!

    Before the campaign launches:

    • Follow @IngeniumCanada, and encourage your networks to do the same
    • Follow the hashtag #MySTEMjob

    Once the campaign launches:

    • Share the daily videos to your stories, and help bring awareness to the work of these amazing women!
    • Keep an eye out for engagement opportunities such as Q&A’s with the featured women

  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 9:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dolf DeJong, CEO of the Toronto Zoo shares his plans for the future of the Toronto Zoo. He explains his strategy for initiating change, and key projects the Zoo team have been working on. His plans are to restructure and update, as well as change how the zoo and people in core roles are laid out. 

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  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 9:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ninety-six-year-old Jean Moffet has shared her knowledge and passion for ham radio at the OSC for over 30 years and recently staff from the science centre have helped make her dream of meeting an astronaut come true.

    On January 22, 2020, Jean got to speak with Commander Parmitano, an Italian astronaut from the European Space Agency aboard the International Space Station.

    When asked how long she’s been wanting to do this, Jean said, “Since I was 60… I was an amateur radio operator and my voice was going up to satellites and I could hear astronauts speak, but I could never speak to them.” 

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  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 9:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    TELUS Spark announced that they intend to be the new organizers of a program that connects girls in 8th grade to leading female professionals in science, technology, engineering and math careers. This program is called Operation Minerva, and will offer workshops, job shadowing, and one-on-one mentorship. Operation Minerva has been around for over 25 years, and TELUS Spark is thrilled to be part of its legacy.

    In 2019 Girls Who Code organized a survey which indicated that more than 50% of Canadians can’t name a female scientist or engineer. The hope is to raise more awareness of the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields and supply the resources to inspire young girls. 

    Join the movement - Student and mentor registrations are now open!

    Join/ sign up:

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  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 9:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Espace pour la vie kicks off its 2020 programming with the new exhibition ORIGINS, presented free of charge starting January 28 at the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan. ORIGINS is an exhibition of original photographs that evokes, in a profusion of extraordinary images, evolution and life on our planet. Presented in 2018 at the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, the exhibition unveils the work of photographer Olivier Grunewald and journalist Bernadette Gilbertas. The immersive effect generated by these large-format images plunges visitors in the contemplation of the beauty of our planet and the discovery of our origins.

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  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 9:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "I believe that I can do anything I set my mind to." 

    The Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS) is celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a new promotional video.  As part of the video, we talked to girls about their experiences with and perceptions of science, technology, trades, engineering, and mathematics. 

    The new video will be premiering on February 11th online at our website at, on our social media channels at @GirlsInScience, and in person at several events across Canada! Tune in to help us celebrate girls and women in science!

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