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  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:00 PM | Anonymous member

    Reich+Petch Architects has established a new award that will be presented to one student each year over the next five years from George Brown College’s Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies’ School of Architectural Studies.

    Tony Reich, principal architect of the firm, announced the Reich+Petch Award for Design Excellence and Innovation following a lecture at the college’s Casa Loma campus in Toronto recently. The first of these awards will be granted to a student in the 2019/20 academic year.

    To be eligible for this award, registered full-time students must be in their second or third year of the Architectural Technology program at George Brown College, indicates a release, adding candidates must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have demonstrated tangible aspects of design excellence in innovation in their schoolwork and/or extra-curricular projects.

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  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:58 PM | Anonymous member

    The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre will be hosting an epic all-ages drag show, Splendor in Space: A Drag Odyssey, this month. 

    Guests will learn how space exploration changed humanity under the spell-binding cosmic visuals of the Planetarium Star Theatre. What’s more, they will explore how the 1960’s space race changed drag and queer culture.

    Local drag performers Shanda Leer, Dust and Rose Butch will be take guests on the immersive journey through time and space. Afterwards, the performers will be hanging around to mix and mingle with the guests.

    Splendor in Space: A Drag Odyssey will take place in the Planetarium Thursday, April 25th. 

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  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:55 PM | Anonymous member

    Google brought its national Grow with Google tour to Science North in Sudbury on Friday for a one-day event focused on advancing economic opportunity through digital skills training for small business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals.

    The event brought out more than 300 people from the Greater Sudbury region who are all committed to growing their businesses and careers.

    “Sudbury is a city built on innovation – it’s in its DNA,” Aaron Brindle, a Grow with Google spokesperson, said in a release. “From mining research to the hundreds of small business owners who took the time to come out to Grow with Google today, this community is committed to learning new skills, building new businesses and leveraging the internet to reach far beyond Greater Sudbury.”

    Also in attendance were Marc Serre, MP for Nickel Belt and parliamentary secretary to the minister of rural economic development, Jamie West, MPP for Sudbury, and Brian Bigger, mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury.

    Throughout the day, attendees took part in workshops and one-on-one sessions designed to help grow their businesses, advance their careers and learn new digital skills. Workshop topics included how to get businesses online, reaching customers online with Google, and using data to drive business growth.

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  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:05 AM | Anonymous member

    Mahon, the chief executive officer of Canada Life, announced $750,000 in funding for the Manitoba Museum Wednesday, with about 40 students from Victoria Albert School in attendance. The gift qualifies for the province’s matching funds program, raising it to $1.125 million.

    Mahon said Canada Life’s support is to show pride in the community. It hopes to bring that same thrill for the past and focus on the future to today’s youth who visit the museum.

    "I have fond memories of going and playing in the science area, but even more significant to me was my brother’s summer job working on the project when they brought the Nonsuch over from the United Kingdom," Mahon said, referring to his older brother, Patrick, who was a University of Manitoba student when the regal replica vessel came to the museum in 1974.

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  • Tuesday, April 02, 2019 11:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The CanCode program is accepting new applications for funding. The deadline to submit an application is 23:59:59 PST on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

    The CanCode program aims to provide coding and digital skills learning experiences to students from kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) across Canada, including traditionally underrepresented groups, as well as their teachers.

  • Tuesday, April 02, 2019 11:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Johnson GEO Centre Foundation has donated to Memorial University the infrastructure and assets of the Johnson GEO Centre , including GEO Park and other adjacent lands under lease from the provincial government, effective April 1, 2019.

    First opened to the public in 2002, the Johnson GEO Centre is a geologically focused science centre located on Signal Hill in St. John’s. Designed to be a “showcase of Earth and space,” it was developed by the late philanthropist Dr. Paul Johnson, with assistance from some Memorial University Earth Sciences faculty members.

    “The Johnson GEO Centre Foundation’s board of directors is delighted to see the centre become part of Memorial University,” said Bruce Grant, chair of the board. Read more.

  • Monday, April 01, 2019 4:35 PM | Anonymous member

    The new floor, located in the science centre’s main gallery, is made of nearly 100 recycled tires and was funded and supplied by Kal Tire through its newly launched Kal’s RePlay Fund.

    The competitive grant helps Canadian charities and non-profit organizations with the cost and supply of recycled rubber products such as playground surfaces, flooring, and roofing. A sustainable product, recycled rubber flooring is known for its long-term durability and is perfect for high-traffic areas.

    Kids already love to bounce around and play while learning about nature, outer space and more at the Okanagan Science Centre (OSC), and now they have even more reason to do so with the installation of a new recycled rubber floor at the Vernon landmark.

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  • Monday, April 01, 2019 4:34 PM | Anonymous member

    TELUS World of Science Edmonton (TWoSE) has replaced the ageing Discovery Land exhibit with a new and improved permanent children’s exhibit: CuriousCITY.

    “It had been running I think for about seven or eight years and it was crowded and getting worn out, which is a really nice problem to have,” CEO Alan Nursall said. “So we said it’s time we re-imagined that gallery.”

    The exhibit is now twice the size and is rich with hands-on activities and includes familiar Edmonton sights. A replica air traffic control tower from the Edmonton International Airport sits on top of the two-level structure. Below, is an airport security station and airplane for kids to explore.

    “It’s a modern jet aircraft with lots of sound effects and it’s got communication between the cockpit and the replica EIA tower,” Nursall said.

    According to staff at TWoSE, the exhibit that opened on March 23rd, is bigger, brighter and more fun.

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  • Monday, April 01, 2019 4:32 PM | Anonymous member

    In honour of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd (today), Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is pleased to announce that it has been designated as a Certified Autism Center by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). After completing intensive autism sensitivity and awareness training, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is the first attraction in Canada to receive this important designation.

    Becoming a Certified Autism Center demonstrates an organization's commitment to ensuring guests with autism and sensory sensitivities have the best possible experience. As part of the certification process, Ripley's Aquarium staff underwent extensive training as well as an onsite review which involved the integration of IBCCES Sensory Guides at each exhibit to give visitors more information on sensory impacts.

    "We're thrilled that Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is the first organization in the country to complete this process. Their team's dedication is unmatched and we are so excited families will have another great option to experience together," said Myron Pincomb, IBCCES Board Chairman.

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  • Monday, April 01, 2019 4:23 PM | Anonymous member

    Prince George museum the Exploration Place hopes to modernize its archives by digitizing around 900,000 items so that more people can access the information. The Exploration Place houses approximately one-million individual archival items, including documents, visual and audio content and images.

    More than 100,000 of the items are already in the museum's public online database but in order to make the full archive digital, the museum needs to update its software, which is from the 1990s and out-of-date. The museum is working with different levels of government to secure funding for new software. The archives are currently being used by historical researchers, students and science researchers, among others.

    "The collective story that has brought us to today is what's being held in our museums and archives. And that is what creates that sense of place ... it gives people a sense of pride." There are significant collections at the museum belonging to the LheidliT'enneh First Nation, such as audio tape recordings of people speaking the carrier language Dakelh. Calogheros says the reel tapes are in poor condition and there are very few Dakelh speakers left."We could go down to play them one day and they'll just be dust," she said. "It's very urgent that we have [the tapes] transferred ... when you're talking about language preservation."

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