We would like to thank all those who participated - it truly was 10 days of discovery for Canadians everywhere.
Science Odyssey programming took place in science centres across Canada. Many of these programs allowed the public to learn and take part in the innovative research currently being conducted by NSERC funded scientists.
CASC increased the reach of some of these programs by collaborating with Partners In Research (http://www.pirweb.org/pir/en/). They organized webinars on some of these scientific talks and broadcast them to various schools, giving students an opportunity to participate in Science Odyssey from their classrooms.
One highlight of the event, was when Parliamentary Secretary, Kate Young and MP Nick Whalen visited the Johnson Geo Centre at the launch of Science Odyssey.
We look forward to seeing everyone’s continued participation in next year’s event!
As part of Innovation 150 TELUS Spark Calgary will be hosting the Power of Ideas exhibition from June 7th to June 13th before moving to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and then continuing throughout Ontario for July.
The Power of Ideas tour is meant to inspire the curious Canadian youth, and encourages critical thinking and creativity that is needed to excel as young scientists.
TELUS Spark will also be hosting QUANTUM: The Exhibition from June 26th to August 7th which aims to educate people of all ages of the power of Quantum.
To learn more about upcoming events, check out the events section of our website.
Science North has launched their first ever Science North-produced planetarium show, Under the Same Stars: Minwaadiziwin.
The planetarium show was developed in partnership with Indigenous people from across Northern Ontario and uses Indigenous worldview to understand the common constellations visible in the night sky and the Anishinaabe stories that define them.
This project was made possible due to Ontario150 funding from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Northern Ontario audiences will also experience Under the Same Stars: Minwaadiziwin as Science North’s outreach team tour the show in two portable planetariums to over 55 communities throughout Northern Ontario, with a focus on Indigenous audiences.
The Northern Ontario planetarium tour started in April and will continue through mid-October.
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In July 1967, TELUS Spark was born as the Centennial Planetarium. Now, 50 years and one new location later, Calgary’s science centre has evolved to be an innovative community-hub for science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Join TELUS Spark to celebrate their 50th Anniversary with a big birthday bash on June 17!
The day’s activities will include live music and performances, delicious barbecued food, family-friendly activities and an explosive finale. Admission by donation and parking is free for the entire family. Free BBQ while supplies last.
The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. have a grant that funds projects related to accessibility that fit their geographical requirement.
Funds for up to $20,000 are available to organizations in select Canadian cities including Toronto, Calgary & Vancouver.
For more information visit: http://www.flutiefoundation.org/apply-grant
To make Innovation 150 information more accessible for CASC members, we have added a section with member resources for those who are still planning events, and summaries of past events ran by our members to help gain insights and ideas. Click Innovation 150 on our website menu bar or click here!
Stay tuned for more Canada 150 signature projects, events and updates.
If you would like to share photos or information to the new section of our website, please contact email@example.com.
This year marks an exciting milestone for the London Children's Museum- it's their 40th birthday! Since 1977, the London Children's Museum has worked to ensure every child, regardless of economic circumstance, is given the opportunity to play, learn, dream and grow.
They are Celebrating 40 Years of Play by raising $40,000 for their Share the Fun subsidy program. Every year, the waiting list for subsidized day camp spots and education programs expands. Donate today to help Share the Fun.
Canada has been selected as the host country of this year's #WorldEnvironmentDay (June 5, 2017).
In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation and to encourage Canadians to "connect with nature” the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup has partnered with Environment and Climate Change Canada to host 150 shoreline cleanups across the country.
Join the movement at ShorelineCleanup.ca.
The Science North Thunder Bay team will be taking part in the National Aboriginal Day (NAD) celebrations in Thunder Bay again this year. Science North will be setting up hands-on activities that will inspire youth to get involved in science, while connecting them to their culture and the natural world around them.
The team will be “building a community forest,” which is a group project where people of ages will better understand the interconnectedness of people with their natural surroundings. Visitors interact with the “forest wall” by adding a component of nature to it and thanking it for the gifts it has to share.
The Science North Bluecoat team will be on hand to open up discussions and sharing that pertain to that component, as well as communicating relevant science facts about it.
The museum announced it will be renaming its theatre the Mauril Bélanger Theatre in recognition of the late MP, who died last year at the age of 61 of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS.
“I am grateful to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum for recognizing Mauril’s contribution to the Museum,” said Catherine Bélanger, Mauril’s wife, in a statement Monday.
“He has been one of the Museum’s biggest fans and an ardent supporter of its staff, vision, and raison d’être.”
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