As the site of the National tour Launch, Science World hosted two Federal Government Ministers as well as a Provincial Minister, engaging them in activities such as an Actua Maker Mobile workshop and an engaging talk by Neil Turok, “We are All Innovators”. This was just the beginning for Science world as they hosted one of the Innovation 150 festivals in Vancouver, which included 23 events drawing in a very diverse audience.
The Power of Ideas Exhibition running from January 19 to 24 invited visitors to explore the processes of science, that are critical to the work accomplished by researchers. The exhibition was joined by the The Power of Ideas Presentation by Perimeter Institute, that shares the wonders of science and its importance to innovation. Workshops ran through Actua Maker Mobile were also presented to school groups as well as the public, included Internet Everywhere, Innovation Generation, Everyone Can Code, Making Canadian Makers and the Innovation Station.
QUANTUM: The Exhibition coincided with the festival and the Power of Ideas tour, was able to showcase Canada’s scientific excellence in quantum information science and technology using demonstrations to enhance the visitor experience and overall helping to inspire visitors.
This organization was able to host a wide range of free public speakers which attracted many people who would not normally be reached through the centre's normal programming. Topics ranged from using Quantum in health care to Quantum security, topics that were a great addition to QUANTUM:The Exhibit that was ran around between October 14th to January 1st, and coincided with many of the public lectures.
THEMUSEUM was able to attract a large audience including young scientists with a girl guide sleepover and the QUBIT club which was able to stimulate curiosity in the young minds and made the whole event a success.
With Nunavut being the only province with no lifejacket regulations, the NRI hosted Dr. Giesbrecht who is a leader in the field of human physiology in cold temperatures. He conducted 6 lectures and 2 media interviews reaching a wide range of audiences. They were able to inform the general public, as well as students and health professionals about the dangers of cold water submersion and techniques of getting out of the water. For the health professionals, the treatments of people with hypothermia were gone over to ensure proper practices. These activities were able to effectively inform the community about cold water safety that is needed in Nunavut.
Hosted on January 21st 2017, The Exploration Place held a community event which encouraged people of all ages to come out and participate in science themed activities. With exhibitors like Science World, BC Green Games, UNBC Chemistry Club, Prince George Astronomical Society and many others, The Exploration Place was able to provide hands on activities for its participants and engage the whole community.