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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 Centre, discover 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 http://bit.ly/SpotlightOnWomenInScience.
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
Government of Canada invests $1.6 million to modernize Science North and establish six regional THINK hubs.
Northern Ontario families will benefit from improved access to science and technology learning resources thanks to a Government of Canada investment of $1,672,950. The FedNor funding will enable Science North to modernize the fourth floor of the science centre, which includes major upgrades such as the development of the highly-anticipated Tinker, Hack, Innovate, Network and Know (THINK) exhibits. This targeted investment will also be used to support regional outreach activities by establishing THINK hubs in six Northern Ontario communities including Timmins, North Bay, Kenora, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and Fort Frances. Read more
One of the country's highest civilian honours will be awarded to Neil Turok, director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo.
On Friday, Turok was appointed an honorary officer of the Order of Canada.
"I am both incredibly surprised and very honoured to be named to the Order of Canada, even though I am not yet a citizen," he said in an email.
The award recognizes Turok's "substantial contributions as a scientist to the field of theoretical physics and cosmology, providing new models that test fundamental theories of the universe," the Governor General's office said in a news release.
"This never could have happened without the teamwork and support of many people," Turok said.
"We are pursuing a powerful ideal together — to discover new truths about nature, to enable brilliant young scientists to blossom, and to share with everyone the wonder and hope that science brings," he said. "Canada is a special place to pursue science, internationalism and a brighter future for the world." Read more
On July 5th, join the Ontario Science Centre as they recognize the first International Pride in STEM day with an afternoon of activities and a Science Slam featuring LGBTQ+ speakers. Learn more
At the Ontario Science Centre, they hope that the International Day of LGBTQ+ People in STEM will help create an accepting STEM environment, improve LGBTQ+ visibility and representation in STEM fields while strengthening the community, improve support and resources for LGBTQ+ people in STEM and encourage LGBTQ+ youth to continue with STEM subjects and pursue their dreams.
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