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This year, the Ontario Museum Association awarded Canadian Science and Technology Museum the OMA Award of Excellence in Special Projects. The OMA Award of Excellence in Special Projects is presented to individuals, institutions, corporations or agencies for innovative initiatives, or new approaches or techniques that advance the museum profession.
The Canada Science and Technology Museum Renewal re-envisioned its museum exhibition spaces completely and marked both the museum’s semi-centennial celebration since its original opening in 1967, as well as Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations. After a contamination problem caused the building to shut down in 2014, the resulting renewal has been an exciting opportunity to strengthen the museum’s vision for the future as a national institution that inspires the imagination in the next generation of innovators.
In preparation for the Nov. 30 opening of the 'Animal inside out' exhibit, workers busily drilled, assembled, hauled and unwrapped six semi-trailers-worth of the globe-trotting specimens and their display cases Friday at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton.
That’s how Body Worlds installation director Sven Rosenberger sees live creatures. Now he’s tasked with overseeing more than 100 animals that have been meticulously preserved, dissected and ‘plastinated’ for posterity.
In preparation for next Friday’s opening of the Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out exhibit, workers busily drilled, assembled, hauled and unwrapped six semi-trailers worth of the globe-trotting specimens and their display cases Friday at the Telus World of Science Edmonton.
“The most amazing thing, is you can see what’s underneath,” Rosenberger said. “You will receive a tremendous impression which you can’t find in books, because what you see here is real.”
Body Worlds‘ initial claim to fame 23 years ago was its collection of preserved and dissected human cadavers that both fascinated and shocked exhibition-goers. In 2010, the creators expanded their dissections to animals for a new touring exhibit.
Laurentian University keeps earning accolades.
Its science communication program, which is offered in partnership with Science North, has won the William Edmond Logan Award from the Royal Canadian Institute for Science. The award recognizes excellence in promoting a public understanding of science by a Canadian organization.
“Trends in science research, industry and public policy have prompted a need for trained people in this rapidly growing field,” Chantal Barriault, the program’s director, said in a release. “Laurentian’s graduates are specialists in communicating the work of leading researchers and scientists to diverse audiences, from young children to politicians. We are incredibly honoured to receive this award.”
The science communication program is unique in Canada. It provides graduates with the training to transform scientific information into accessible and understandable knowledge for the public. Many scientists recognize the value of doing outreach, but not all are naturally skilled at it. This program fosters those skills, delivering a multidisciplinary experience that covers the theory underlying good communication, as well as the practical challenges of effectively communicating science and the issues involving science in society.
The Okanagan Science Centre is inviting everyone to come down for the International Science Centre and Science Museum Day Saturday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sponsored by the OSC and Kal Tire, admission is free for anyone who wants to check out the facility that has been operating in Vernon for more than 25 years.
The event will feature demonstrations and hands-on activities for children of all ages throughout the day. Kal Tire will have a by-donation barbecue set up in the parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with all proceeds going to provide Okanagan Science Centre family memberships to local families in need.
One of Canada's great celestial bodies, the H. R. MacMillan Space Centre (HRMSC), is coming on Tuesday as a special guest of The Exploration Place.
The Vancouver-based facility has a travelling program that will touch down at Prince George's premier museum and science centre.
"Budding young astronomers and astronomy enthusiasts alike will get the opportunity to immerse themselves amongst the stars," said Trish Pattison, outreach programmer with the HRMSC.
The event is free of charge and is designed to promote interest in the STEAM subjects: science, technology, arts, engineering and math.
"The Space Centre is also setting up the star of their outreach program: their portable planetarium," said Pattison. "Event attendees can crawl inside this inflatable planetarium and go on a journey to the far corners of the Universe where they can see planets, constellations and other celestial bodies that are only a blur from here on Earth."
The Manitoba Museum will honour the Winnipeg Free Press for 146 years of contributions to life in the province at its 2019 Tribute Gala.
The annual award recognizes the leadership and philanthropy of individuals and organizations that have shaped the province and the city of Winnipeg.
"The Winnipeg Free Press has been an integral part the community, representing the hopes, dreams and ambitions of its readers. It is a leading source of local news, information and debate and shares Manitoba’s voice on national and international issues," the museum said in statement announcing the award.
Established in 1872, the Free Press is the oldest newspaper in Western Canada.
"Everyone at the paper is really pleased the Free Press is being recognized by the Manitoba Museum for the paper’s contributions to the community," publisher Bob Cox said Thursday.
Hashemi's series, Fleeing The Folio, is part of a group exhibit at TheMuseum.
Melika Hashemi is one of four Muslim artists whose work hopes to shed light on cultural belonging and social political issues.
Hashemi's contribution, Fleeing The Folio, is part of a group exhibit at TheMuseum in Kitchener called Connections and Context: Islamic Influences and Traditions.
Her work touches on the journey to belong as her work consists of taking out characters from Persian miniature paintings and placing them in current photographs she took of her surroundings in and around Kitchener and Waterloo.
Future computing is the practice of turning dreams into reality with computers and computer media through compute performance and platforms, immersive technology, and innovative content and applications. Founded in 2014 and sponsored in part by Intel (Platinum level), Advanced Micro Devices (Silver level), and Lenovo (Media Event Sponsor), Immersed is the leading future computing conference in North America. The event will be held November 8-9, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Celebrating its fifth year, Immersed continues to deliver exceptional access to world-class expertise for companies pursuing business development opportunities and international media exposure. The conference is ideal for professionals, executives, and media who need to know what computing technologies are on the horizon and why. It is a must-attend event for organizations to see how technology and content developments in the not too distant future will be positively impacting their day-to-day operations.
The Exploration Place and the University of Northern British Columbia marked Terry Fox's remarkable Marathon of Hope with the opening of a detailed exhibit on his journey.
It's one of the most comprehensive exhibits ever organized on Terry Fox's legacy and it's set up for its final stop of the tour in Prince George. The display includes artifacts like Fox's artificial leg, clothes, and journal. The CEO of The Exploration Place, Tracey Calogheros, says it took many hours of planning and preparation but to see the finished product was all worth it.
"It's elation, listening to the kids that are in here already from Ron Brent (Elementary) and the joy I am hearing in their voices. For me this morning when we first turned it on and it was quiet I could hear the sound of Terry running and it just gave me chills, it took me back to my youth in Ontario and to all of the stories you've ever heard about Terry. It's a powerful exhibit."
kubik has been awarded the contract to contribute to the final design, prototype, fabrication and installation of the exhibit components of Science North’s permanent exhibition entitled, THINK. Science North is a leader among science centres providing inspirational, educational and entertaining science experiences. This will be the third project kubik will participate in for Science North in the past five years.
Inspired by the Maker Movement, THINK (which stands for Tinker, Hack, Innovate, Network and Know) will combine science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) to encourage hands-on experimentation with real tools, materials and processes. Visitors will be inspired to innovate, build skills, and complete meaningful activities, projects and challenges. The exhibits will allow visitors to experiment and discover physics concepts, engineering processes, and new technologies. Larger exhibits will challenge visitors to design, build, and test their own solutions. The Prototype Lab will offer specialized equipment to create innovative projects and designs.
kubik was chosen due to their knowledge of leading edge trends in the industry including the development of interactive electro-mechanical exhibits, reconfigurable/flexible exhibit design and fabrication, along with their trusted relationship and longevity of experience in the field. Julie Moskalyk, Science Director for Science North says, “we are confident in our choice to have kubik on this important project for Science North. They are a proven partner for us with a practiced methodology, adapt at problem solving and can deliver the THINK project on time and on budget.”
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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