April 21, 2022


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Association Updates

> Departure of CASC Manager, Member Services & Communications

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that CASC’s long-term Manager of Members Services & Communications, Tina Leduc, will be stepping down from this role and will be starting as the new Manager of Partner Relations at the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion as of May 5, 2022. Tina has been with CASC for 7 years and has helped expand our membership model, increased the impact of our conference, streamlined our communications efforts, and led our diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility (DIEA) efforts.

CASC Board President Sandra Corbeil said, “CASC has benefited from Tina's commitment and passion for DIEA, membership cultivation, and science communication, especially during the last few challenging years of the pandemic. On behalf of our Board and organization, I want to thank Tina for her contributions towards CASC's vision for Canada to have a thriving science and innovation culture of engaged citizens. We will miss her and wish her well in this new adventure. The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion will be fortunate to have someone with her experience and skills.”

> 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 Opening Keynote: May 25, 12:30 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 Closing Plenary: 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 is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Science Odyssey. Contact for information on sponsorship opportunities. 

> Our 2022 Annual General Meeting: April 28, 2022

Our CASC Annual General Meeting will take place virtually on Thursday, April 28, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm ET. All are welcome.


National Immunization Awareness Week

#NIAW2022 April 24-30, 2022

1 in 4 kids in Canada missed their scheduled shots last year. In 2020, 2 million infants missed their first measles vaccine. Misinformation around kid immunizations has led to widespread vaccine hesitancy.

Now more than ever, we need to spread the word that vaccines work!

Join ScienceUpFirst from April 24-30 for National Immunization Awareness Week. We are breaking down your key questions and common pieces of misinformation on kids’ routine immunizations.

Big Questions about COVID-19? Ask ScienceUpFirst.

As Canadians face a 6th wave, how do we protect against rising cases and pandemic fatigue?

  • Continued evidence that vaccines are working
  • Remembering layers of protection
  • Reminders that infection is not inevitable (even when COVID is in your home)

ScienceUpFirst is here with answers that cut through the fog of misinformation online:

@ScienceUpFirst on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok as well as YouTube.

> Welcome to our Newest Members

Visions of Science, ON

Visions of Science Network for Learning Inc. (VoSNL) exists to advance the educational achievements and positive development of youth from low-income and racialized communities through meaningful engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). 

Visions of Science exists to transform communities, society and the planet through equitable access to STEM.

Mingan Island Cetacean Study, QC

Research and Education for the Conservation of Baleen Whales Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) is a non-profit, charitable research organization based in both Canada and the United States, dedicated to ecological studies of marine mammals and marine ecosystems. Founded in 1979 by Richard Sears, MICS was the first organization to carry out long-term research of cetaceans in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and first to carry out long-term studies of the endangered blue whale. The principal study areas include the Quebec North Shore in the Mingan Island / Anticosti region, the Gaspe Peninsula and St. Lawrence Estuary. MICS operates a whale Museum at Longue Pointe de Mingan, Quebec.

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Dinosauriosmexico, Mexico

Dinosauriosmexico has been a leading producer of robotic dinosaur exhibitions for over 20 years. The brand-new latest addition, the Enhanced Dinosaur Exhibition, will soon start touring in North America. We are particularly happy to see it start its circulation from Canada: it will open at Science North in February, 2023. Dinosauriosmexico fabricates all its specimens in natural size. The paleontological expertise is provided by Museo del Desierto, one of Mexico’s prime paleontological centres. State-of-the-art technology and exquisite attention to detail provide high-class exhibits at an affordable price.

News & Opportunities



              • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

                • Science Odyssey: (May 7-22, 2022) Events are now listed on SciOd website! Check out often to find activities near you and discover how you can participate in this pan Canadian celebration of #STEAM. Participant organizations are adding activities every day! Don’t miss out!

                • Science Literacy Week: (September 19 -25, 2022) Get your calculators out, Science Literacy Week will be celebrating the wonderful world of mathematics.
              • CBSN Youth Science Fair (April 23, 2022) A showcase of science fair projects by Black students in grade 7-12 across Canada, during this second phase of the 1st Canadian Black Scientist Network Youth (CBSN-Y) regional science fair competition! Students will present their work and Judges will select three projects that will represent the Canadian Black Scientists Network at CWSF 2022 the Canada Wide Science Fair (May 16-20, 2022)
              • 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.

              • The Museum Education Roundtable (MER) is seeking qualified, committed, and diverse professionals for election to the MER Board of Directors. The deadline to apply is May, 6 2022. For this recruitment cycle MER is especially interested in candidates who have:
                • An affiliation with a post-secondary institution, science/technology centers, or gardens/parks
                • A generational perspective from early to seasoned career
                • Writing, editing, and/or peer review experience
                • Experiences related to financial/budget management, fundraising, membership growth, communications, and/or human resources



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