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  • Tuesday, August 07, 2018 3:53 PM | Anonymous member

    Science Literacy Week is just around the corner and if you're already set to be involved you can add events directly to the newly updated site at! 

    If you would like to be involved in some way you can still do small-scale programs, partner with local groups or just join the week by highlighting what you do with #scilit starting in September. 

    Stay tuned for a CASC-supported space project currently in the works!

    In addition, Science Literacy Week and Partners in Research Canada will host a nationwide science experiment webinar, and given their huge success last year at Science North (300+ kids - livestreamed to 1600 nationally) they're looking to get science centres coast to coast taking part. You can learn more here:

    If you have any questions about the nationwide experiment, you contact the Program Manager of Partners In Research Canada at

    If you'd like to get in touch with Science Literacy Week directly, you can contact them at

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 1:14 PM | Anonymous member

    David Saint-Jacques was speaking at the Conversation with an Astronaut programme at the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, recently.

    When he was a young child, said Saint-Jacques, he had seen a photo of the Earth from the Moon, which had changed his view of the universe and led him to dream of seeing the earth from space for himself.

    A doctorate in astrophysics, David Saint-Jacques also studied medicine and began working as a family physician in remote places in Canada, practising isolated medicine.

    He had completed his family medicine residency at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (2007), where his training focused on first-line, isolated medical practice.

    His work as a medical doctor and as the Co-chief of Medicine at Inuulitsivik Health Centre in Puvirnituq, Nunavik, an Inuit community on Hudson Bay, was mostly in isolated medical practice.

    He also continued to participate in various geology, glaciology and other scientific expeditions.

    He moved to Houston (US) in 2009 for training after he was selected by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

    At that time, there were 14 members in the 20th NASA astronaut class, out of which only four, including Saint-Jacques, remain as active members.

    He was assigned to the Robotics Branch of the NASA Astronaut Office, after he completed basic training and then acted as Support Astronaut for International Space Station (ISS) Expedition.

    Among the various training imparted to them, meeting challenges was a key component.

    In order to be prepared to face any challenging situation that may arise suddenly in space, they receive training to be alert and well prepared so that there is no scope of making any errors, said Saint-Jacques.

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  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 11:22 AM | Anonymous member

    A new exhibition at the Montreal Science Centre allows visitors to touch a genuine piece of moon rock.

    The specimen, on loan from NASA, is the 10th of its kind to be put on display in museums around the world.

    "It was really a privilege," said Cybèle Robichaud, director of programming for the Science Centre, located at Montreal's Old Port.

    The moon rock is nearly four billion years old and was collected in 1972, during the last mission to the moon — Apollo 17. When the centre first contacted NASA, it never expected to get a sample of moon rock that people were actually allowed to put their hands on. 

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  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:39 AM | Anonymous member

    One of the many things the Okanagan Science Centre is good at is getting kids to learn while having fun and the latest exhibit does just that.

    Fast Tracks allows children of all ages to build paths of tubes and connections that a wooden ball can role through.

    Designed and built by OSC head of exhibits Joanne Sale, the exhibit gets children of all ages using their minds.

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  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:33 AM | Anonymous member

    The international award-winning bathroom at the Saskatchewan Science Centre is now up for a Canadian award.

    The newly renovated bathroom is one of five finalists for Cintas Canada's Best Restroom Contest.

    The restroom has an outdoor theme and is designed to look like an outhouse in the woods. It's meant to immerse users in the sights and sounds of the boreal forest.

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  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:20 AM | Anonymous member

    Ontario Science Centre,Toronto, reportedly one of the world's first interactive science museums, opened in 1969 and is a global leader in life long learning

    POPnology communicates with past, present and future and shows how human imagination has the power to predict the future.

    During an interview session with Dr Maurice Bitran, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Science Officer of the Ontario Science Centre on May 19, Bitran said the research that is done in Science and technology in this centre is more about communicating with the students and to "solve the very significant sustainability problem of science, technology and innovation."

    Bitran added that kids in Ontario are exposed to Science in grade 9th and 10th and the centre felt it should intervene to facilitate kids to absorb all aspects of science and technology in the best perspective.

    Ontario Science Centre's research in fact, continues Bitran, is all about  communication, not only between the researchers, the students and other public; it is about communicating between the past, present and the future.

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  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:03 PM | Anonymous member

    A year ago, Vancouver resident Kurtis Baute decided to quit his job as a science teacher, and in January he moved full time into making YouTube videos for his science-oriented channel.

    Now he hunts for massive science projects to take on in the name of increasing science literacy and excitement in young people about the field.

    “Whatever the craziest science projects I can come up with that I think are at the border of possible for me to do, you know, I’m looking for those sorts of projects,” he said.

    Cycling 140 kilometres with a sundial to prove the Earth is round was one of his first ideas.

    “We’re in an age now where we have more science and a better understanding of the universe than ever before, and yet … flat Earth is a movement that’s gaining traction somehow,” he said.

    Leaving early on Wednesday morning, Baute will cycle approximately 140km along Highway 33 from Regina to Stoughton — one of the longest straight stretches of highway in the world. Baute said it’s important that the road is straight because it makes measuring the exact distance between locations much simpler.

    In Stoughton, Baute will set up a sundial using a metre-long stick attached to a wooden base. In Regina, Casey Sakires, manager of programming at the Saskatchewan Science Centre, will set up an identical sundial.

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  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:46 PM | Anonymous member
    TORONTOJuly 5, 2018

    Today, the Ontario Science Centre presented the 2018 Weston Youth Innovation Award to London, Ontario's Danish Mahmood for his Wireless Interconnected Non-Invasive Triage System (WINITS) device. Established in 2008, the Award encourages and recognizes young Canadian innovators.

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  • Monday, July 09, 2018 1:41 PM | Anonymous member

    Science World is pleased to announce its new Vice President of Development, Nancy Roper, who will join the organization on July 3. Nancy was most recently the VP of Philanthropy and Corporate Partnerships at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. 

    This role is critical as the organization moves forward with its new vision -- that within a generation, Canada will be a country of thriving, sustainable communities rooted in scientific literacy, technological innovation, and a deep connection to nature. To help realize this vision, Nancy will be responsible in the coming years for greatly increasing Science World’s annual fundraising contributions. Read more

  • Friday, July 06, 2018 9:30 AM | Anonymous member

    Spotlight on Women in Science explores representation of women in STEM in popular culture.

    Stories from and about women who work and succeed in STEM inspire girls to imagine their future leadership potential in these fields. On Sunday, July 8 at the Ontario Science Centrediscover the power of cultural representations of women scientists when real-life STEM role models take centre stage to share their personal stories — from the fictional women who inspired them to pursue science to their compelling career paths to the importance of challenging cultural ideas of who and what a scientist is and is not.

    For more information, please visit 


      Spotlight on Women in Science                   


      Emily Agard, PhD, Director, SciXchange, Ryerson University

      Imogen Coe, PhD, Professor and Founding Dean, Faculty Science, Ryerson University

      Eugenia Duodu, PhD, CEO, Visions of Science

      Vicky Forster, PhD, Post-doctoral fellow, Hospital for Sick Children

      Reeda Mahmood, BSc, Co-founder, IdeaMosaic

      Natalie Panek, MSc, Aerospace engineer, MDA

      Azadeh Shirzadi, MSc, BEd, Founder, STEMneutral (moderator)

      Mylene Tu, Founder, FEM in STEM, and engineering undergraduate, University of Waterloo

      Rachel Ward-Maxwell, PhD, Researcher/Programmer, Ontario Science Centre (moderator)


      Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.     



      Ontario Science Centre

      770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON 

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