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  • Thursday, February 04, 2021 9:45 AM | Deleted user

    Using the hashtag #ScienceUpFirst, a coalition of groups that includes the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC), COVID-19 Resources Canada and the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta, is circulating its own information that is being carefully vetted by scientists. The focus is on presenting “accessible, shareable, accurate and trustworthy” information – primarily in the form of infographics, Yammine says.

    Read more here.


  • Thursday, February 04, 2021 9:42 AM | Deleted user

    With misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccination running rampant in multiple countries, many organizations are also seeing bad information circulate in their own realm and wondering how to stop it. The Canadian Association of Science Centres realized that communication could be its tool in the fight against this insidious problem.

    “The World Health Organization has declared what is happening an infodemic,” said Marianne Mader, Ph.D., executive director of CASC. “We got together and asked, ‘What can we do about it?’ And our solution was to focus on social media channels.”

    CASC partnered with COVID-19 Resources Canada and the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta to create the #ScienceUpFirst. Launched in late January, the initiative aims to fight online misinformation with information.

    “There are some outdated theories that people with information bias won’t pay attention when you put the facts out there,” Mader said. “There are studies showing that—contrary to what some people might believe—putting accurate information out there makes a difference. If you leave a gap, that’s when it is going to get filled with misinformation.”

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  • Thursday, February 04, 2021 9:38 AM | Deleted user

    CASC E-newsletter: January 28, 2021

    CASC is proud to be a partner in the #ScienceUpFirst: Together Against Misinformation initiative!

    #ScienceUpFirst is a digital awareness and engagement campaign that will flood and disrupt social media, in an effort to debunk misinformation, and amplify best-in-class science-based content.

    View full newsletter here.

  • Monday, January 25, 2021 8:59 AM | Deleted user


    The Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) is thrilled to announce we are a partner of the #ScienceUpFirst initiative.

    We know science centres/museums have already been doing great work around COVID-19 science communication.

    We're so proud that our members can be part of this!

    Our goal is to put science first before misinformation and we need your help!

    Join us as we tackle misinformation together. Let’s make following science-informed facts a trend!

  • Wednesday, January 06, 2021 3:58 PM | Deleted user

    CASC E-newsletter: December 10, 2020

    This past year, CASC staff and its Board of Directors have been working tirelessly to support our sector. We’ve increased our communications and are regularly sharing helpful resources, amplifying science communication offerings of our members, and connecting our community. You can learn more about our ongoing efforts here.

    We couldn’t have done it without our members, partners, collaborators, and volunteers. A special thanks to NSERC and Rideau Hall Foundation, key financial sponsors who supported our pivot to engage our community online at our virtual CASCADE Awards CeremonyAnnual General Meeting (AGM) Panel Presentation, and community forums. Our CASC staff also send a heartfelt thanks to Science North and Ontario Science Centres for housing our offices and for their ongoing support.

    As we close off 2020 and look to the future, check out this aptly titled CASC session WTF 2020: Canadian perspectives during a time of disruption, which took place at the ASTC 2020 Virtual Conference. This session explored What the Future holds from CASC Member leaders across Canadian Science Centres, Museums, and Zoos.

    Wishing you holidays filled with fun and laughter, and very best wishes for a prosperous new year.

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  • Tuesday, December 08, 2020 11:10 AM | Deleted user

    OTTAWA -- A bottle of water more than a billion years old is now stored in Ottawa.

    Ingenium – Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation has acquired a water sample collected 2.4 kilometres below the earth's surface from the Kidd Creek Mine, near Timmins, Ont.

    University of Toronto geologist Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar discovered the oldest flowing water in 2009.

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  • Wednesday, December 02, 2020 5:59 PM | Deleted user

    CASC E-newsletter: November 12, 2020

    Latest News from CASC: Keeping you informed.

    CASC continues to advocate for the science centre and science museum sector. We are committed to providing our members with the most up-to-date information to help organizations navigate a changing landscape.

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:46 AM | Deleted user

    This award aims to recognize the innovative, exceptional or superior-to-the-norm actions or achievements of an emerging youth in the water sector, whether in terms of best practices or technologies. Youth 18 to 35 are invited to complete the participation form before November 30, 2020, for the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship provided by our partner, the de Gaspé- Beaubien Foundation, as well as the visibility associated with the competition.

    Learn more.

    The launch video (in French), which summarizes the competition.

    Participation questionnaire to be completed before November 30, 2020

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:26 AM | Deleted user

    Gordon R. Gore, 1937 – 2020

    In 2000 Gordon started the BIG Little Science Centre in one room at David Thompson Elementary School in Westsyde. Gordon was granted numerous awards for promoting science, particularly his founding of the BIG Little Science Centre and his many publications encouraging hands-on science. Some of the most prestigious awards include the B.C. Teacher of the Year Award, the Eve Savory Award for Science Communication, and the Award for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Award for Science Promotion.

    Gordon requested that there be no funeral. At a later date, a cheerful remembrance event will be arranged by the BIG Little Science Centre, where it is hoped some of Gordon's favourite science demonstrations will be performed by present and former staff. Gordon requested in lieu of flowers donations in memory can be made to the Big Little Science Centre.

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  • Monday, October 19, 2020 11:24 AM | Deleted user

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