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Once used used to house exhibits on the exploits of the soviet space agency, a new group of tenants now call the Staircase Room at the Telus World of Science home. Read more
VANCOUVER AQUARIUM — OUR FUTURE
This fall, the Aquarium will begin construction on the Canada’s Arctic exhibit that has been planned for more than a decade: a transformed habitat and display that will engage visitors about the challenges facing Canada’s fragile North. An array of species will be featured, from coldwater corals to Arctic pinnipeds, such as seals and walruses. Learn more.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced an investment of $2.7 million to relocate the Musée Armand-Frappier, Centre d'interprétation des biosciences, to the Cosmodôme site in Laval.
Granted by the Government of Canada through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, this funding will enable the Musée Armand-Frappier to better meet the needs of its clientele by offering the public larger, more accessible spaces and by welcoming more school groups. Thanks to this project, the City of Laval will also be able to enhance the region's cultural offer and consolidate its science-based museum attractions.
"The stakeholders of the Musée Armand-Frappier are delighted with this grant, which will allow the municipality to complete the financial package required to equip the Museum with new facilities. We have been working enthusiastically for some time now to define this great project, which will see the Museum transform into an Armand-Frappier BioCentre. We are confident that these new facilities will provide an enhanced experience for our visitors, with the opportunity to explore the infinitely large at the Cosmodôme and the infinitely small at the BioCentre, while maintaining the human-scale educational approach that characterizes our institution." - Ms. Guylaine Archambault, Executive Director, Musée Armand-Frappier, Centre d' interprétation des biosciences
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At the end of a four-year secondment from Science North, Stephanie Deschenes will return to her home organization at the end of June 2018. The Canadian Association of Science Centres is now searching for a new Executive Director to continue the association’s mission to build capacity for members to inspire a creative and prosperous Canada through science and technology engagement. A copy of the job posting can be found here.
At the request of many members, CASC has implemented a new ListServ.
This is your opportunity to generate a conversation among members via email. The CASC ListServ allows you to participate in existing conversations or create new ones. Sign up here!
CASC has launched a database of scientists and speakers available to CASC Members only! The database includes speakers from a wide variety of disciplines from agriculture to technology, and can help you find a speaker for any type of event.
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The database can be accessed here.
Please let us know what you think of our new addition! Send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CASC is creating a database with experts from our member organizations who would be willing to give presentations to our network of science centres. We are currently looking for people who would like to be in the database! People from all backgrounds are invited to share their knowledge with the science centre community.
If you know someone who would be interested, please add them here.
For more information email email@example.com.
The Government of Canada is investing in Science North to engage youth in Northern Ontario schools and First Nations communities in coding and programming.
The investment is being allocated through CanCode, a federal program that gives students from kindergarten to Grade 12 the opportunity to learn coding and other digital skills. The funding will also provide thousands of Canadian teachers with the tools needed to educate Canadian youth on these skills.
“We are very happy to receive this funding from the ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development through the CanCode program, to allow Science North the opportunity to bring hands-on science to more youth across Northern Ontario. Science North has a mandate to serve all of Northern Ontario, a significant geographic area, from Mattawa to the Manitoba border. Funding like this is essential to our success in serving the North.” – Guy Labine, Science North CEO
Talk Energy Week (February 17-24) is a national energy awareness week devoted to people learning and talking about energy systems, sources and use. Let’s Talk Energy from Ingenium brings together a national network of partners and advisors to inform and engage Canadians on energy topics to support them in making informed choices.
The Museum Affiliated Partners Program (or MAPP) is a national network of museums and science organizations who have partnered with Ingenium to collaborate and contribute to Let's Talk Energy during the week. Let us know if you’d like to join and connect with Canadians on energy this year! Join the conversation on our website, talkenergy.ca, or on Twitter @enertweets.
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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