May 19, 2022


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Association Updates

Submission deadline: June 14, 2022


On April 28, 2022, at the Annual General Meeting, the CASC Members elected a new board of directors:

President: Sandy Baumgartner, Saskatchewan Science Centre, Regina, SK

Vice President: Jennifer Punch, The Discovery Centre, Halifax, NS

Treasurer: Julie Moskalyk, Science North, Sudbury, ON

Past President: Sandra Corbeil, Ingenium, Ottawa, ON


  • Jordan Baker, THEMUSEUM, Kitchener, ON
  • Tobi Day-Hamilton, LAUNCH, Waterloo, ON
  • Richard Del Rasario, ngx Interactive, Vancouver BC
  • Katie Gray, Toronto Zoo, Toronto, ON
  • Paul Kortenaar, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Katie McMahon, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto, ON
  • Alan Nursall, TELUS World of Science Edmonton, Edmonton AB
  • Cybèle Robichaud, Centre des sciences de Montréal, Montréal, QC
  • Lieff Salonius, Science East, Fredericton, NB
  • Turfah Tabish, Visions of Science, Toronto, ON
  • Pamela Todd, TELUS Spark Science Centre, Calgary AB

Learn more about our board members on our website.

> CASC 2022 Opening and Keynote: May 25, 12:00 PM ET

Jiaying Zhao, PhD

Associate Professor

University of British Columbia

Communicating Climate Science in times of Polarization, Distrust, and Disinformation

Dr. Zhao will address how to counter climate change misinformation, how we can communicate climate science and encourage climate action, and best practices learned from a global perspective.

> CASC 2022 Plenary Panel: May 26, 12:30 PM ET

Dina Al-khooly Director, Research and Evaluation

Eugenia Duodu


Turfah Tabish


Equitable STEM Engagement in the Digital Era

Presented by Visions of Science

Visions of Science is a charitable organization that has a mission to transform communities, society, and the planet through equitable access to STEM. Throughout the pandemic, the transition to virtual has had unique consequences for children and youth living in low-income communities.The plenary will share learnings and offer key recommendations for policy and practice as many look to continue their STEM engagement journeys in this increasingly digital world with equity top of mind.

> CASC 2022 Workshops

All workshops have capacity limits and some have exceptions.

> CASC 2022 Conference Registration

CASC 2022: ACTION TO IMPACT is a virtual conference, presented by the Canadian Association of Science Centres. In a time of disruption, with organizations facing limited resources, the CASC 2022 conference will examine actions for driving courageous change and creating generational impact.

CASC Members 

Individual: $120.00 CAD 

Student/Recent Graduate: $45.00 CAD

Science Centre/Museum & Affiliate

  • Group - 10 people or less: $650.00 CAD 
  • Group - unlimited: 975.00 $ CAD

General (non-members)

Individual$165.00 CAD

Student/Recent Graduate$50.00 CAD 


CASC 2022 is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors and supporters: 

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News & Opportunities

> Jobs within the CASC Network

Bilingual Membership Coordinator

CASC’s Bilingual Membership Coordinator provides a critical day-to-day role in the sustainability, functionality and growth of the Association’s membership program. Working closely with the Executive Director and in collaboration with other colleagues and the CASC Board and committee-level volunteers, the successful candidate will lead the membership program and help coordinate engaging membership programs and events. 

Audience Engagement Specialist

As an Audience Engagement Specialist, you will be responsible for developing ScienceUpFirst’s online relationships through comment responses, direct messages, and other innovative methods for increasing engagement. 50 hours/month until March 31, 2023.



              • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

                • PromoScience: (September 15, 2022): NSERC invites applications for initiatives that promote the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) to Canada’s young people, particularly to under-represented groups in NSE careers, including girls and Indigenous peoples

                • Science Literacy Week: (September 19 -25, 2022) Get your calculators out, Science Literacy Week will be celebrating the wonderful world of mathematics.
              • Environment and Climate Change Canada
                • DRAFT 2022 to 2026 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) for a 120-day public consultation available for your review at The Strategy sets out the Government of Canada's sustainable development priorities from an environmental perspective, establishes goals and targets, and identifies actions to achieve them. It is also the first to be framed using the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on their environmental elements.

                  We encourage you to share your thoughts on the draft strategy as well as your sustainable development priorities by July 9, 2022.

              • Canadian Space Agency
                • Game: Mission: Astronaut A fun space-themed game designed for all Canadians, especially children in grades 3 to 6.  Discovery what living and working on the International Space Station is like!



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