This is an archive of the 2010 National Science and Technology Week.

To view information on the current events please visit science.gc.ca/nstw

2010 Event List

Alberta

Name of Event Darwin and Einstein Exhibits
Location TELUS World of Science-Calgary
Date Continuous - October 15-24, 2010
Event Details October 9, 2010 to January 3, 2011 Einstein & Darwin Two major exhibits together for the first time. Opening October 9th, the Einstein and Darwin exhibitions are the most comprehensive exhibitions ever presented about the life and times of the two icons. The Einstein exhibition illustrates how Albert Einstein?s Special Theory of Relativity paved the way to unleashing atomic energy, his work on the photoelectric effect led directly to the development of vacuum tubes and integrated circuits and eventually to the computer revolution, and, how his explanation of Brownian motion created a new understanding of the size and shape of molecules that ultimately helped to unlock the secrets of DNA. Darwin exhibition offers an engaging and enlightening exploration of the extraordinary life and mind of Charles Darwin whose curiosity, observations and discoveries nearly 150 years ago forever changed the perception of the origin and nature of our own species as well as the myriad of other species on this planet and launched modern biological science.

Name of Event Friday Night Stargazing
Location TELUS World of Science-Calgary
Date Friday, October 15
Event Details 8:30 to 9:30 pm each Friday. On clear Friday evenings, the rooftop telescope Observing Deck at the TELUS World of Science is open for stargazing. The program is suitable for all ages. No reservation is required - just show up! Jupiter is the main attraction this fall. For those wanting to extend their evening experience, arrive before 7:00 pm and take in one of the hour-long Genius Lecture Series science talks in the Discovery Dome theatre, held each Friday, October 15 to December 17, in conjunction with the new Darwin and Einstein exhibits. Each lecture includes a short live planetarium star show, then an informal conversation and Q&A with a local researcher on a a cutting-edge topic in evolution or astrophysics. Each talk starts at 7 pm. It is included with admission to the science centre and exhibits. Stargazing follows each night, weather permitting. Where Dress warm as the telescopes are outside. An adjacent Classroom provides a place to warm up and to take in informal talks presented by members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Calgary Centre. Special Notes A parking fee is in effect.

Name of Event Friday Night Stargazing
Location TELUS World of Science-Calgary
Date Friday, October 22
Event Details 8:30 to 9:30 pm each Friday. On clear Friday evenings, the rooftop telescope Observing Deck at the TELUS World of Science is open for stargazing. The program is suitable for all ages. No reservation is required - just show up! Jupiter is the main attraction this fall. For those wanting to extend their evening experience, arrive before 7:00 pm and take in one of the hour-long Genius Lecture Series science talks in the Discovery Dome theatre, held each Friday, October 15 to December 17, in conjunction with the new Darwin and Einstein exhibits. Each lecture includes a short live planetarium star show, then an informal conversation and Q&A with a local researcher on a a cutting-edge topic in evolution or astrophysics. Each talk starts at 7 pm. It is included with admission to the science centre and exhibits. Stargazing follows each night, weather permitting. Where Dress warm as the telescopes are outside. An adjacent Classroom provides a place to warm up and to take in informal talks presented by members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Calgary Centre. Special Notes A parking fee is in effect.

Name of Event Lecture: Observing Hayabusa Returning to Earth
Location TELUS World of Science-Calgary
Date Thursday, October 21
Event Details The Calgary Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada presents a special lecture, free to RASC members and open to paid attendees of the Darwin and Einstein exhibits. Observing Hayabusa Returning to Earth October 21, 2010 - 7:30 pm Telus World of Science On June 13, 2010, Alan Hildebrand (U of C) and Don Hladiuk (ConocoPhillips Canada) observed the Hayabusa spacecraft and its sample return capsule re-enter over the Woomera Test Range in South Australia. After a ground-breaking, seven-year-long mission to asteroid Itokawa and back, Hayabusa's sample return canister may contain the first specimens collected from an asteroid by an unmanned spacecraft. Come to hear stories of the expedition and the nearly clouded out re-entry, to see images and video of the amazing artificial fireball, and to learn about the technology of the little spacecraft that could. Where In the Discovery Dome Theatre at the TELUS World of Science Calgary, 701 - 11 Street SW. Special Notes Admission free to RASC members. Admission by the general public requires payment of regular admission price to the Darwin and Einstein exhibits. Exhibit gallery is open till 10 pm tonight.

Name of Event Fish Creek Park Starnight
Location Fish Creek Provincial Park
Date Saturday, October 16
Event Details Public telescope viewing, indoor astronomy talks and displays. Learn about the night sky and the basics of stargazing. Presented by the Calgary Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Friends of Fish Creek and Alberta Parks. Where Environmental Learning Centre, west side of Fish Creek Provincial Park. Access from 130th Ave SW off of 37th Street SW

Name of Event SMASH Careers Day
Location TELUS World of Science-Calgary
Date Saturday, October 23
Event Details Young men aged 12 to 17 are invited to participate in the 1st annual SMASH Careers Conference. It?s a day dedicated to inspiring young men and helping them discover career paths in unique and innovative professions. Take part in interactive workshops with successful local men who have careers in dynamic and interesting fields like engineering, technology, and design. This half-day event will be a fun-filled opportunity to build confidence, break stereotypes and make connections to illuminate a lifetime of possibilities. Admission is free and registration opens September 13, 2010. Please email youth@calgaryscience.ca for more information.

Name of Event Genius Speaker Series
Location TELUS World of Science-Calgary
Date October 22, 2010
Event Details Genius Lecture Series - live science talks in the Discovery Dome Join leading researchers in biology and physics, in the Discovery Dome theatre, in conversation with TELUS World of Science staff about Darwin and Einstein - their lives, their times, and their revolutionary theories ... and what we know today that even their genius could not have imagined. Each 1-hour presentation begins with a short ‘star show’ under the domed planetarium sky and ends with time for an audience Q&A session on the night’s topic. Then, weather permitting, astronomers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be on hand following the Dome program to show you Jupiter and the autumn stars on our rooftop Telescope Deck. Each Friday, October 15 to December 17 inclusive 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Stargazing follows at 8:00 p.m. for Theatre audience Included with admission to Darwin & Einstein Exhibits. Exhibits open until 10:00 p.m. on Fridays October 22 From Einstein to the ‘LHC’ The multi-billion dollar Large Hadron Collider in Europe is firing up to probe the frontiers of the ultra-small, in the realm of quantum physics that Einstein never accepted. Particle physicist Roger Moore from the University of Alberta tells us how we got ... from Einstein to the LHC.

Name of Event Genius Speaker Series
Location TELUS World of Science-Calgary
Date October 15, 2010
Event Details Genius Speaker Series : live “science talks” in the Discovery Dome Join leading researchers in biology and physics, in the Discovery Dome theatre, in conversation with TELUS World of Science staff about Darwin and Einstein - their lives, their times, and their revolutionary theories ... and what we know today that even their genius could not have imagined. Each 1-hour presentation begins with a short star show under the domed planetarium sky and ends with time for an audience Q&A session on the night’s topic. Then, weather permitting, astronomers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be on hand following the Dome program to show you Jupiter and the autumn stars on our rooftop Telescope Deck. Each Friday, October 15 to December 17 inclusive 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Stargazing follows at 8:00 p.m. for Theatre audience Included with admission to Darwin & Einstein Exhibits. Exhibits open until 10:00 p.m. on Fridays October 15 What Darwin Didn’t Know: It’s In Your Genes We now understand what Darwin didn’t - that the gene is the elementary unit of evolution. Biologist Sean Rogers from the University of Calgary explores what genes are and tells us about recent advances in molecular biology that show us how genes drive natural selection and adaptation.

Event : School Tour 
Location : CanmetENERGY in Devon
Date : October 22 2010
Event Details : We are planning a school tour day for Friday, October 22, 2010 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Educators are encouraged to bring their grade five and six sciences classes to CanmetENERGY to meet our scientists, learn about the oil sands research taking place in our labs and participate in some hands on learning

Name of Event : Open House
Location : CanmetENERGY in Devon 
Date : October 23 2010
Event Details : Saturday October 23 2010 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Located in the Devon Business Park 1 Oil Patch Drive Devon AB

Name of Event: Scientists and Engineers in the Classroom
Location: Province Wide
Date: Ongoing
Event Details: Teachers and community groups: celebrate National Science and Technology Week with an exciting presentation by a scientist or engineer. Call ASLA at (403) 832-ASLA or visit www.asla.ca to book your presentation. Regional networks within the Alberta Science Literacy Association promote life-long interest in science, technology and nature through programs for children, educators, families or the general public. Bringing science to life, volunteer scientists and engineers are available to offer free experiential science.

Name of Event: Science Happens Here
Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta
Date: September 13 to November 6
Event Details: SCIENCE HAPPENS HERE IS COMING TO FORT McMURRAY! September 13, 2010 to November 6, 2010 THE LAST TIME YOU WERE THIS CLOSE TO SCIENCE IT TOOK A MONTH FOR YOUR EYEBROWS TO GROW BACK!

WHAT IS SCIENCE HAPPENS HERE? Science Happens Here is organized by Science Alberta Foundation to highlight the cool and amazing science happening in a community and the careers that make it possible. The program has fun contests for schools and the community, opportunities to see unique science displays around town, and businesses 'showing off' their science and technology. The program also brings to town the coolest scientists on television, the Discovery Channel's MythBusters! Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci from the hit show will be Fort McMurray during Science and Technology week, performing at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre on Saturday October 16, 2010.

 

British Columbia

Name of Event Local kids to become junior scientists at Mayfair Mall
Location Victoria
Date October 16th, 2010
Event Details Calling all junior scientists and those who are curious about the world around them! On Saturday, Oct 16th, Let's Talk Science, a community outreach program associated with the University of Victoria, will be in the main lobby of Mayfair Mall from 9:30 to 6:00. While our volunteers enjoy talking about Science, we love doing Science even more, and we will have all kinds of hands-on experiments and demonstrations with us for school-aged children and those who are young at heart. Science surrounds us in our every day lives, and impacts many of the things we do, so bring your lab coats and come and discover how much fun Science can be! With representatives from the Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair and Natural Resources Canada also in attendance, this is a great opportunity to access all of the Science going on in your community in one place.

Name of Event NSERC RPP Information Session
Location UNBC
Date Oct. 21, 2010
Event Details This presentation is oriented towards UNBC faculty members and their prospective collaborators. The session will provide: § An introduction to NSERC's Pacific Regional Office; § An overview of NSERC's Research Partnerships Programs, with a special emphasis on Interaction and Engage, the newest programs within the RPP suite (including a first-hand account of Dr. Chow Lee's experience with the two programs); § An overview of Industrial Scholarships & Fellowships; § Discussion of the Regional Opportunities Fund managed by the NSERC Pacific Office.
Name of Event UNBC Undergraduate Student Research Award Banquet
Location UNBC
Date Oc. 21, 2010
Event Details Students, industry members, UNBC faculty and local Chamber of Commerce come together to celebrate the achievements of NSERC supported UNBC undergraduate student researchers and learn about future collaborative opportunities!

Name of Event Salish Sea Expedition- Gibsons
Location Gibsons
Date October 18, 2010
Event Details Forty high school students will tour the Coast Guard ship Vector and experience first hand how ocean science solves mysteries in their own marine 'backyard' when a floating science centre comes to town. Seven scientists will be onboard the Vector demonstrating the equipment they use when they study the ocean and seafloor. It will be packed with instruments that reveal the health of the Salish Sea - from how warm it is to what chemicals and creatures it contains. Go to www.salishsea.nrcan.gc.ca for more details


Name of Event Salish Sea Expedition - Powell River
Location Powell River, British Columbia
Date October 19th, 2010
Event Details Open to the public 3pm - 5pm, free public lectures and science demonstrations. Oceanview Middle School and the Trades and Technical Program SD 47 will tour the Coast Guard ship Vector and experience first hand how ocean science solves mysteries in their own marine 'backyard' when a floating science centre comes to town. Seven scientists will be onboard the Vector demonstrating the equipment they use when they study the ocean and seafloor. It will be packed with instruments that reveal the health of the Salish Sea - from how warm it is to what chemicals and creatures it contains. Go to www.salishsea.nrcan.gc.ca for more details.
Name of Event Salish Sea Expedition - Campbell River
Location Campbell River, British Columbia
Date October 20th, 2010
Event Details Open to the public 3pm - 5pm, free public lectures and science demonstrations. Students from Carihi Secondary School and Timberline Secondary School will tour the Coast Guard ship Vector and experience first hand how ocean science solves mysteries in their own marine 'backyard' when a floating science centre comes to town. Seven scientists will be onboard the Vector demonstrating the equipment they use when they study the ocean and seafloor. It will be packed with instruments that reveal the health of the Salish Sea - from how warm it is to what chemicals and creatures it contains. Go to www.salishsea.nrcan.gc.ca for more details
Name of Event Salish Sea Expedition - Ganges
Location Ganges, British Columbia
Date October 21st, 2010
Event Details Open to the public 3pm - 5pm, free public lectures and science demonstrations. Students from Saltspring Island Secondary School will tour the Coast Guard ship Vector and experience first hand how ocean science solves mysteries in their own marine backyard when a floating science centre comes to town. Seven scientists will be onboard the Vector demonstrating the equipment they use when they study the ocean and seafloor. It will be packed with instruments that reveal the health of the Salish Sea - from how warm it is to what chemicals and creatures it contains. Go to www.salishsea.nrcan.gc.ca for more details

Name of Event Salish Sea Expedition - Victoria
Location Victoria, British Columbia
Date October 22, 2010
Event Details Open to the public 2pm - 6pm, free public lectures and science demonstrations. Media and teacher tours of the Coast Guard ship Vector. Experience first hand how ocean science solves mysteries in our own marine “backyard” when a floating science centre comes to town. NRCan scientists will give interactive demonstrations to the public and a special appearance by NRCat is promised.

Name of Event Let’s Talk Science
Location Victoria, British Columbia
Date October 16, 2010
Event Details Children and adults can get “hands on” science at Mayfair Mall to mark the beginning of National Science and Technology Week. In partnership with the Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair, there will be interactive displays, hands-on activities, science demonstrations and earthquake experts. Come meet and talk to local scientists from the University of Victoria and Natural Resources Canada, and learn about the exciting science happening in your own backyard!

Name of Event NRCan Scientists Lead Teachers on a GeoTour
Location Bruce Hutchinson Library, Saanich, British Columbia
Date October 22, 2010
Event Details NRCan scientists will lead a group of BC teachers along the Sea to Sky corridor on their professional development day. The tour is provided in partnership with the Mineral Resources Education Program and provides teachers with a toolkit for teaching students about their local geology and hazards. The trip will showcase recent NRCan publications, developed for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. These free resources include a guidebook and fact sheets on the natural wonders along the Sea to Sky. Visit www.seatosky.nrcan.gc.ca. NRCan and the Mineral Resources Education Program partner each NSTW to provide teachers with useful tools for teaching geology. See http://www.bcminerals.ca/.

Name of Event Lost? . . . Find Your Way Using Satellites 20,000 km Away!
Location Bruce Hutchinson Library, Saanich, British Columbia
Date October 22, 2010
Event Details Frank Eichel, an NRCan scientist, will be delivering a program to a group of 5-12 year-olds and their parents about GPS technology. These devices are used by scientists in their work and this program is a great way to celebrate National Science and Technology Week. The morning will include a rain-or-shine ?High Tech Treasure Hunt? on the grounds of a local library that allows children to use the GPS devices. For more details, or to sign up, please see the events calendar located online at http://www.gvpl.ca/

Name of Event TRIUMF/SFU/UBC Saturday Morning Lecture
Location TRIUMF
Date Saturday October 16, 2010
Event Details TRIUMF, UBC and SFU are once again proud to present the 2010-2011 installment of the popular Saturday Morning Lecture Series. This year’s theme is “Frontiers of Modern Physics”. The lectures are offered at a level appropriate for high school students and members of the general public, and extensive audience interaction with the lecturers is encouraged. Each session has two lectures, from 10:00 am till noon, in the TRIUMF auditorium on the UBC south campus. Refreshments are available at the break. Parking is available. Lectures are free, but space might be limited, so guests are asked to register. See http://www.triumf.info/public/students/lectures.php for registration, directions, and schedule information. For more information, contact: outreach@triumf.ca

Name of Event BCAPT/BCScTA Professional Development Day
Location TRIUMF
Date Friday October 22, 2010
Event Details Bieenial Conference/Workshops for Secondary Science Teachers (suitable for Science 10, Science & Tech 11, & Senior Biology, Chemistry and Physics). This year's focus is on Nuclear and Medical Physics

Name of Event NRC - Lawn Chair Movie Sit-In
Location The Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
Date October 15th 2010
Event Details This will be our second annual movie screening. This year HIA astronomer Dr. James Di Francesco will moderate the 1953 version of "War of the Worlds". Join us in exploring both the facts and fiction of this Sci-Fi classic. To fully enjoy this novel experience we invite the public to bring up their lawn chairs, warm blankets and good spirits while we project this movie on the historic Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO). (* note* Given the instability of the weather during the October month we may have to change plans and screen the film indoors). Should we get lucky with the weather members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be on-hand with telescopes to view the moon and Jupiter!
Name of Event 4th Annual Brighouse Science Celebration
Location Main branch of the Richmond Public Library
Date Friday October 22nd 2010 (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Event Details Join us October 22nd (10:00 - 4:00) in celebrating the diverse sciences used in the classroom and workplace here in B.C. Building upon the huge success of previous years we hope to make this Pro-D event the biggest of them all by hosting the largest number of government and non-government groups. Bring your children for some hands-on science fun!

Name of Event Lecture Series: Life Beyond Earth?
Location HR MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver
Date October 23, 30, November 13
Event Details This series of three lectures explores one of the fundamental questions of the science and humanities, Is there Life beyond Earth? Two local astrophysicists, Dr James DiFrancesco (NRC ? Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics) addresses astrobiology and the search for life, Dr Jaymie Matthews (UBC) talks about Exoplanets and the search for Earth-like worlds and the third lecture explores UFOs and the history of UFO sightings in BC.

Name of Event : Saturday Night Astronomy
Location: HR MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver
Date: October 16, 23
Event Details: Make saturday nights "astronomy night" at the Space Centre. Start with our 7 pm astronomy show in the planetarium and then join our staff in the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory to look through our 1/2 m Cassegrain telescope.

Name of Event: Speaker Series: Adventures in Plant Biodiversity

Location: Okanagan College, Vernon Campus, British Columbia
Date: October 18th, 7:30pm
Event Details: Dr. Jeannette Whitton, associate professor of botany and director of the UBC Herbarium in the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, will explore the challenging question of how can we decide which species to save when we don't know how many species we have? Her presentation entitled: Adventures in plant biodiversity: new tools, classic studies and the nature of plant species, will take place on Monday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre of the Vernon campus of Okanagan College, and will be followed by free refreshments. This event is sponsored by the Okanagan Science Centre and Okanagan College. Admission is $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Please contact the Okanagan Science Centre www.okscience.ca or call (250) 545-3644 for advanced purchase of tickets or for more information.

Name of Event: Science Speaker Night at the OSC

Location: Okanagan Science Centre, 2704 Hwy 6, Vernon, BC 
Date: October 21st
Event Details: Dr. Tom Landecker will be a guest speaker at the Okanagan Science Centre, and will give a presentation on Cosmic Magnetism. Tom Landecker is a scientist and engineer at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Penticton. His research focuses on the magnetic field of the Milky Way and on the development of new instrumentation for radio astronomy. This event is open to all ages and all levels of knowledge.


Name of Event: NSTW - Cafe Scientifique

Location: Strathcona Hotel - The Maple Room: 919 Douglas Street
Date: Tuesday, October 19th 2010 (6:30 p.m.)
Event Details: Join Dr. Luc Simard (NRC-CNRC/UVic) for a stimulating discussion on "Riding a giant telescope to the beginning of time".
About Cafe scientifique events:
"Sometimes science at a university happens in a way that is isolated from the general public. Café Scientifique is an informal seminar series hosted by the Centre for Biomedical Research and the Department of Physics and Astronomy that provides insight into health and general science topics of popular interest to the general public. These seminars are opportunities for the public to meet local researchers and discuss some of the most interesting and sometimes contentious research currently underway in Canada. The health related topics are co-funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). In a Café, we pull science away from its usual habitats of the classroom and the laboratory, and into, well,... a café or bar! A Café Scientifique event is more informal and accessible than a public lecture. It is for people who are genuinely interested in science, but who don't have the opportunity to discuss their views with scientists. No previous scientific knowledge is required to participate. All you need is and a willingness to listen to others, to discuss, ask questions and express opinions. We at the Centre for Biomedical Research and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UVic hope you will join us at our Café Scientifique events. Think of it like a subscription to theatre. Except this is the theatre of the mind."

For more information please visit http://cbr.uvic.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=95&Itemid=103

Name of Event: Professional Engineers of BC Herzberg Lab visit

Location: NRC - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
5071 West Saanich Rd., Victoria, BC
Date: Thursday October 14th 2010
Event Details: In celebration of NSTW 2010 - The NRC-Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics will throw open its doors to the Professional Engineers of B.C. This "first run" at industrial outreach will invite engineers from local government, academia and industry to tour behind the scenes and glimpse cutting edge research labs and projects. The evening will kick-off with a lecture on the thirty meter telescope (TMT) and cap off with tours of both the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) Band-3 and the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) design labs. Registration is being done through the Victoria branch of APEGBC.

Name of Event: YTech-Technology Jobs for Generation Next
Location: Castelgar, BC
Date: Oct 21, 2010
Event Details: Through KAST's commitment to our region's economies of tomorrow, YTech has been developed to help local students see that science, technology engineering , math and innovation is the key towards a successful and rewarding career. YTech aims to inspire youth by bringing them face to face with professionals from a wide variety of disciplines, providing them opportunities to interact with positive role models in the local tech sector. Through interactive workshops, panel discussions, and real life laboratory experiences at Selkirk College Ytech will immerse grade eight to twelve students in positive environment of education and self learning.

 

New Brunswick

Event Name: Open House
Location: University of New Brunswick
Date: Thursday October 21 (6-8 PM)
Event Details: The University of New Brunswick, Saint John is celebrating National Science and Technology Week with an open house to display the current research being conducted by professors and grad students within the university. The event will consist of different stations that students from grades 6-9 can go to, observe and ask questions.

Name of Event Open House
Location Science East
Date Oct 16/10
Event Details Free Admission from 10am-1pm Come celebrate National Science and Technology Week at Science East by enjoying the many hands-on exhibits.

Name of Event Lecture- Sex, Science and Invasive Alien Species?
Location Science East
Date 10/20/2010
Event Details Time: 5-8 pm Free Admission ?Sex, Science and Invasive Alien Species? Dr. Jon Sweeney of Natural Resources Canada?Canadian Forest Service will present highlights of recent research on the behaviour and biology of longhorned beetles and ways that sex pheromones might be used to slow the spread of alien invasive species like the brown spruce longhorned beetle.

Name of Event Science at the centre
Location Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre, 1350 Regent Street St., Fredericton.
Date Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010
Event Details Natural Resources Canada researchers with the Canadian Forest Service and Science East educators will help bring science to life and give students from 12 rural schools a chance to interact with exhibits and samples as well as to discuss cutting-edge research in forestry. This event will take place over two days:Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010.

Name of Event Robo-Families
Location Science East
Date Saturday October 16th, 2010
Event Details As part of the fall instalment of Robo-Families, Science East will be offering a three hour robot building session designed for families from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday October 16th. The intention is to give children aged 10 and up and their parents a chance to learn together how to build and program robots using Lego Mindstorms NXT. Please contact for additional information and to register.

Name of Event Open House at Science East
Location Science East
Date Saturday 23rd October 2010
Event Details Come and enjoy Science East's many hands-on exhibits for free and help us celebrate National Science and Technology Week! From 10am to 1pm, there will be free admission to the centre, plus special science shows and also plenty of giveaways and prizes for visitors. In addition, Education students from the University of New Brunswick will be providing hands-on interactive learning through their demonstrations, experiments and activities. While honing their own teaching skills these students will also be showing future generations of teachers what teaching is all about.

 

Nunavut

Name of Event: NorthwesTel SET Challenge
Location: Kivalliq Region of Nunavut
Date: Month of October
Event Details: The NorthwesTel SET Challenge is a problem-based activity that promotes the development of knowledge, skills and positive attitudes in the areas of science, engineering and technology. These activities foster the growth of problem solving skills, science process skills, communication skills, teamwork, and cooperation. SET Challenges also reinforce many of the Common Essential Learnings or Core Values of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ). In particular, SET Challenges can reinforce:

  • Innuqatigiitsiarniq- the concept of respecting others, relationships and caring for people. Group work and having fun together is part of every SET challenge.
  • Tunnganarniq- the concept of fostering good spirit by being open, welcoming and inclusive. SET Challenge events are fun and appeal to students of all ages and abilities.
  • Piliriqatigiinnniq- the concept of developing collaborative relationships and working together for a common purpose. Each event has students working in pairs or teams collaboratively to construct a solution.
  • Avatimik kamattiarniq- the concept of environmental stewardship stresses the key relationship Inuit have with their environment and with the world in which they live. Events often utilize recycled materials, such as cans and bottles and so in a small way SET challenges promote stewardship of the physical environment.
  • Pilimmaksarniq- the concept of skills and knowledge acquisition and capacity building is central to the success of Inuit in a challenging environment. Learning by doing is a pedagogical technique that brings the traditional into the contemporary and is essential to the knowledge construction that occurs during a SET Challenge Event.
  • Qanuqtuurniq- the concept of being resourceful to seek solutions by maximizing utilization of limited resources and improvising when and where necessary. Resourcefulness is probably the strongest IQ value embedded in the SET Challenge. Participants must be resourceful to create a solution because they are given limited time and materials to do so.
  • Aajiqatigiingniq- the concept of consensus decision-making relies on strong communication skills and a strong belief in shared goals. Each SET Challenge Event has a specific goal; successful completion of the task requires many decisions that all members of the team must support.
  • Pijitsirarniq- the concept of serving and community as opposed to pure self-interest. Working in pairs or in teams helps participants see beyond themselves. SET Challenges always utilise this teamwork approach.

The SET Challenge is about process and creating within a context of a scientific concept such as aerodynamics, buoyancy or structural design. This year's theme is Aksalualik (Things with Wheels!) and students cooperate within teams to design and construct solutions to engineering challenges all involving vehicular motion. These activities encourage students to use their imagination and physically construct their solutions.

Most of all, SET Challenges are fun and appeal to students of all ages and academic abilities. This year there are five different challenges for different grade levels in the school. Each Set Challenge has a Teacher's Guide which helps to further explain the challenge and highlights some possible concepts, skills and attitudes that may be developed before, during, or after the event. The teacher's guide also offers suggestions for setting up the event as well as curricular connections for the science classroom. A promotion and awards package, funded by NorthwesTel, will be provided to schools by the Kivalliq Science Educators Community to help support the SET Challenge in the school. These prizes may be distributed at the discretion of the school. Participation and Evaluation Forms are also included and are important aspects of the SET Challenge. These forms are necessary for both KSEC and NorthwesTel to gauge the participation of the events and make improvements for future SET Challenges. Digital photographs of each school's event activities are now required to be included with the participation data. Please ensure that your school completes these necessary forms. Create a School Event Turn Aksalualik into a School-wide event by judging the events in the gym and inviting the parents to watch or event participate as an adult entry. This event has great potential to develop positive buzz in your community. Check out the event guide and put your ideas into motion! In summary, the theme of the 2010 NorthwesTel SET Challenge is Aksalualik (Things with Wheels!) and contained in this package are the following: SET Challenge 2010 activities for K-12 Students, Teachers' Guide with curricular connections, Exotic Materials for events (mousetraps, wheels, skewers, balloons, etc.), Tee-shirts, Medals, Certificate Template, Registration Forms, SET Challenge Evaluation Form

  • K-2 Event: Ramp Racers
  • Gr 3-5 Event: Balloon Buggies
  • Gr 6-7 Event: Popcan Cars
  • Gr 8-9 Event: Propeller Porsches
  • Gr 10-12 Event: Mousetrap Mobiles

 

Ontario

Ottawa

Event Name: Work For You Too (WRK 4U2) / World of Work Forum
Date: Tuesday,October 26, 2010 and Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, ON
Event Details: Over 7000 Grade 8 students in the Ottawa region will be starting high school next year, and it is important,for them to start thinking about their interests and skills in order to make informed choices about high school courses and how these translate into potential career options. Students will have one hour to explore career path options (co-operative education, apprenticeship, college, university) and career choices. Exhibits from schools, post-secondary institutions and community employers will highlight the following four industry sectors: Construction, Design and Manufacturing, Information Technology, Services (hospitality, tourism, emergency response services, health care, hairstyling and esthetics, Transportation

Event Name Public Science Talk: Petroleum Production in the World’s Oldest Oil Field
Location Canada Science and Technology Museum
Date Thursday, October 21, 2010--7:00 p.m.
Event Details In this fascinating lecture, Charles Fairbank of Fairbank Oil--the world’s oldest oil field and a National Historic Site--shares the early history of a key economic sector. Can Canadian oil be exploited in sustainable and environmentally conscious manner? Find out through this unique look at an important part of Canada’s industrial heritage. Admission is free. RSVP by October 19, 2010. rsvp@technomuses.ca

Science Funfest

Location: Booth Street Complex, Ottawa (Corner of Booth and Carling)
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Target Audience: youth/families

Science Funfest is an open house event that takes place at Natural Resources Canada’s Booth Street Complex, at the corner of Carling Avenue and Booth Street in Ottawa. It’s a wonderful opportunity for children and anyone interested in science to engage in presentations and gain hands on science experience by participating in activities that will showcase the importance of science in a fun and interactive way. Last year’s event featured approximately 70 interactive exhibits on subjects ranging from ‘Slime’ to ‘Canada’s Forest Insects’.

National Science and Technology Week Lectures - Canada Science and Technology Museum

October 19 and 20, 2010

Register your class for one of our exciting lectures celebrating science and technology in Canada.  The perfect opportunity for students in grade 9 and up to explore potential careers in science, and to compliment the science curricula! 

What Museums Do:  Behind the Scenes - Canada Science and Technology Museum

October 21 and 22, 2010

Did you know that less than 2% of the Canada Science and Technology Museum’s collection is on display at any one time? There’s more to museums than meets the eye!  Go behind the scenes and find out what exciting work is being done.  Discover how we collect, restore, preserve, and store artifacts as you visit our collection facilities and meet people who work there.  See some of over 40,000 artifacts and discover how they reveal insights about the transformation of Canada.  For grades 5 and up.  Reserve early as spaces are limited.


Name of Event: What in the World Isn't Chemistry?
Location: Marion Hall, University of Ottawa, 32 George Glinski, room 0027
Date: October 5, 12, 19, November 2, 9, 2010 (19:00 - 21:00)
Event Details: Chemistry is an inseparable part of our lives, from our body composition to the world around us. Increasingly, our lives depend on the tremendous advances made by chemists, be they for the clothes we wear, the medicine we take or food we consume. For example, how do soap and detergents really clean? And what is the truth behind soft-drinks? Given the media?s tendency to highlight only the negative aspects of chemistry, few people truly understand how much chemistry directly impacts their daily existence. This ten-hour series of classes, divided into five major themes, discusses the day-to-day role of chemistry in our lives. Questions such as why chemotherapy and radiation therapy are not necessarily helpful in the fight against cancer, is ethanol fuel really worth it and many more will be answered during this fascinating series. Each session involves 90 minutes of discussion, followed by 30 minutes of hands-on lab work tied to the central theme of the day. Come find out what in the world isn?t chemistry! To register, visit www.continue.uOttawa.ca.

National Science and Technology Week NRC Lab Tours - 2010

In celebration of National Science and Technology week, NRC would like to invite teachers and their student to visit some of our laboratories

Date: Wednesday Oct 20, 2010

Laboratories:

  • NRC Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology (ICPET)
  • NRC Institute for National Measurement Standards (INMS)
  • NRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre (CHC)

NOTE: all labs are located at NRC’s Montreal Rd Campus, Ottawa. Each tour can accommodate a maximum of 20 people.

Please contact Kate McLaughlin directly to register  613-993-9234


Name of Event: CanmetENERGY Media Tours
Location: Bells Corners Complex, Ottawa
Date: October 18-22, 2010
Event Details: This event is part of the overall outreach to media on letting them know about our science plus getting our scientists out there to discuss their projects. This is an opportunity to promote science and technology and increase our profile.


Title: School Tours
Location: Booth Street Complex, Ottawa (Corner of Booth and Carling)
Target Audience: Grades 4-8
Date: October 18-22, 2010

Take your class to meet scientist in labs. Natural Resources Canada is offering free workshops to school groups. The hourly sessions will take place on the hour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information.

Name of Event: Echoes in the Ice: History, Mystery and Frozen Corpses

Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON
Date: October 15th 2010

Event Details: Ever since explorers began searching for a Northwest Passage over 400 years ago, the Arctic has been a fascinating and important area of study, rich with drama, adventure, even tragedy. Using artifacts, images, audio-visual presentations, and art, Echoes in the Ice: History, Mystery, and Frozen Corpses examines Arctic exploration past and present, profiles the explorers involved in the search for the Northwest Passage, and decodes the mysteries of the lost Franklin Expedition of 1845.

Name of Event: National Science and Technology Week Lectures

School Programming - Grade 9 / Secondary 3 and up
Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON
Date: October 19 and 20, 2010
Event Details: Enjoy one of the Museum’s exciting lectures celebrating science and technology in Canada. A perfect opportunity for students in Grades 9 and up to explore potential careers in science, while supplementing your science curriculum! (The full schedule will be available online in September 2010.) While at the Museum, take part in the “Science Trail Challenge,” a scavenger hunt that tests students’ knowledge of Canadian inventions and innovations.

Name of Event: Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON
Date: Saturday, October 16 or Sunday, October 17
Event Details: Get creative and learn fun animation tricks from National Film Board of Canada facilitators during National Science and Technology Week at the Museum. Learn about the exciting world of animation and experience it first-hand with professional workshop facilitators. From storyboard to building your own plasticine characters, come and animate your own story frame by frame. $5 per person. Spaces are limited. Call 613-991-3053 to register and bring your imagination to life.

Name of Event: Passage -- Documentary Film Screening

Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON
Date: October 16 and 17
1 p.m.
Event Details: Filmmaker John Walker brings to life the incredible story of John Rae who, in 1854, uncovered the fate of British explorer Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men who had perished in the Arctic during an ill-fated attempt to discover the Northwest Passage. After this special screening, visit the Museum’s newest exhibition on the same topic, Echoes in the Ice: History, Mystery, and Frozen Corpses. 113 min, 14+

Name of Event: The Scientists' Workshop

Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON
Date: October 16, 17, 23 and 24
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Event Details: Become a junior scientist. Make a star finder, a sundial or a stethoscope and take it home to enjoy.

Name of Event: Kitchen Science

Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON
Date: October 16, 17, 23 and 24
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Event Details: Make “magic” mud, have fun with cabbage juice and launch your own antacid rocket! Explore neat experiments that turn your kitchen into a chemistry lab.

Name of Event : The Amazing Chemistry Show

Location : Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON
Date : October 23
1:30 p.m.
Event Details : Come one come all for this chemistry extravaganza. Presenters from the Chemical Institute of Canada will amaze you with a show chock-full of dazzling experiments.

Name of Event : Chemistry Experiments

Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON
Date: October 23
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Event Details: Budding chemists are invited to explore the science of polymers. Make slime and take it home.

Name of Event: Scavenger Hunt

Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON
Date: Daily
October 16 to 24
Event Details: Explore science and technology in Canada when you participate in our special scavenger hunt that the whole family can enjoy. Submit your ballot at the INFO desk for the chance to win iPod nano™ Gift Cards.

Name of Event: See the Sights and Sounds of Flight

Location: Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Parkway
Ottawa, Ontario
Date: Daily
October 16th to 22nd 2010
11:00 a.m.
Event Details: Visitors will take a short, guided, open-air tour to experience what a working airport sounds like! Aircraft on display will include the Museum’s Hawker Hind as well as the aircraft participating in the Museum’s flying program – a Waco and the Robinson R-44 helicopter. On Thursday, October 21, visitors will be treated to a special engine run-up of the Hawker Hind, one of the rarest aircraft in the Museum’s collection. The engine run-up is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., weather permitting.

Name of Event: Ejection Seat Demonstration

Location: Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Parkway
Ottawa, Ontario
Date: Daily
October 16th to 22nd 2010
Event Details: Have a blast while listening to our guides as they describe the ups and downs of ejecting from a fighter jet! Sit in an authentic ejection seat and learn about the technology behind this essential piece of equipment.

Name of Event: Special Edition Storage Wing Guided Tours ($)

Location: Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Parkway
Ottawa, Ontario
Date: October 16th to 22nd 2010
11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Event Details: Explore the Storage Wing like never before with this special edition guided tour, highlighting some of the Museum’s rarest and most interesting aircraft. Discover how technology has changed aviation – from the rare Junkers J1, the first metal aircraft produced during the First World War, to the prototype of the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, one of the few aircraft capable of landing in the South Pole.

Name of Event: Introduction to Ground School

Special Programming for Schools

Location: Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Parkway
Ottawa, Ontario
Date: October 18th to 22nd 2010
Event Details: Students will participate in a 30-minute interactive demonstration led by a museum educator about the mechanical parts of an aircraft, and the “four forces” of flight. They will then meet an actual flight instructor from the Rockcliffe Flying Club who will walk them through a pre-flight check of his or her aircraft.
*SPECIAL - For an additional fee, this program can be extended to include a short flight over the area with the instructor. Each student will be provided with a photograph of themselves with the aircraft as well as a certificate of achievement. This event is weather dependent.

Please call 613-993-4264 to reserve. Spaces are limited, so don’t delay!

Name of Event: National Science and Technology Week Demonstrations

Location: Canada Agriculture Museum
Prince of Wales Drive (between the traffic circle and Baseline Rd), Ottawa, Canada.
Date: Daily
Event Details: For Science and Technology Week at the Canada Agriculture Museum, join us for unique demonstrations that highlight science and technology in agriculture such as The Chemistry of Felt Making and The Science Behind Milk Safety.

Name of Event: Information Overload…Is Digital Technology Really Helping Us Stay Informed?

Location: Fox and Feather Pub
283 Elgin Street
Ottawa, On
Date: October 26th 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Event Details:
National Café Scientifique – Ottawa

As an information-hungry society, we have extensive amounts of information and news feeds accessible through smart technologies.
But do we really need or want this amount of information at our fingertips 24 hours a day? Is there such thing as information overload? Is there a problem with volume of information or our limitations in processing it? Are we so hungry for instant information, that we are ready to ignore validity of content and the risk of misinformation? In a global information market, should we struggle to stay on top of everything?

Name of Event: Explore Geoheritage Day

Location: Various sites, Ottawa
Date: October 24, 2010
Event Details: Come join our volunteers from Carleton University's Department of Earth Sciences and the Ottawa Gatineau Geoheritage Project at area parks, heritage sites and green spaces. Learn how geological processes have shaped the local landscape and provided resources for our use. Sites include: Champlain Lookout, Gatineau Stromatolites, bike path under the Champlain Bridge, Gatineau Brebeuf Park, Gatineau Hog's Back Park, Ottawa Billings Estate, Ottawa (speaker: Randy Boswell, fossil activities) Carp Ridge Hike, Kanata Ottawa Downtown Building Stone Walking Tour for more information and a map with directions, please go to www.earthsci.carleton.ca or contact Beth Halfkenny at bhalfk@earthsci.carleton.ca

Name of Event: GO TECHGirl Camp
FREE event includes lunch and parking.
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2010
Location: Algonquin College
Salon A, Market Place Food Court
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Event Details: Discover Cool, Discover Technology, Discover Your Future

GO TECHGirls make computers faster, food safer,buildings smarter, the environment cleaner and lives better in countless ways every day through applied science and engineering technology.

To register email gotechgirl@algonquincollege.com or visit www.techfutures.cctt.ca for more information.

London

National Science and Technology Week!

Location: London Regional Children's Museum
October 19 & 20 1 p.m.
Join us for some special science activities all week long!
Meet scientist Sanela Martic from UWO and learn about the type of work she does!

October 20 & 21 1 p.m.
Join science specialist Julie and learn how to make silly putty!

Friday, October 22 6:30 p.m.
National Science and Technology Week continues with guests from the Royal Astronomical Society for star gazing in the parking lot with special telescopes! See if you can spot star clusters, double stars, Jupiter & a full moon!

Event Name: Go ENG Girl
Location: University of Western, London, Ontario
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 9am-1pm
Event Details: Keynote Speaker: Lauren Hockin is a fifth year student at Western in the concurrent degree program of Civil and Environmental Engineering with Environmental Science. Her presentation "Ndakulandirani: A Glimpse into my Life in Malawi" will feature highlights of her time as an exchange student in Malawi. Covering topics such as; the need for global citizenship both here and overseas, how engineering is a powerful place to start and what students can do in their lives. For more information visit http://www.eng.uwo.ca/comms/goenggirl.htm

Muskoka

Name of Event Let's Talk Science Cranberry Festival
Location Muskoka
Date October 16, 17, 18, 19
Event Details Oct 16- Cranberry Festival Oct 17- Cranberry Festival Oct 18- Muskoka Beechgrove Public School Oct 19- Rosseau College

Sudbury

Name of Event: NRCan's "Curiosity to Understanding: Past, Present and Future"
Location: Science North, Sudbury Ontario
Date: October 22 and 23, 2010
Event Details: Check out the interactive booths and exhibits as we celebrate "Curiosity to Understanding: Past, Present and Future" with displays featuring insects, forest fires, climate change and much more! With hands-on activities, there will be something for everyone at this National Science and Technology Week event!

Toronto

Name of Event Cafe Scientifique Toronto
Location Toronto
Date Saturday, October 16, 2010
Event Details Ontario Science Centre's Cafe Scientifique presents: Information Overload: Are Digital Technologies really helping us to stay informed? How and why do we use new technologies to access information? How has it changed our social interactions, work habits and leisure activities? Is it really rewiring our brains to be information seekers? Is it possible to be addicted to technology? Experts: Nadia Caidi PhD. - Associate Professor, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto Edith Townsend M.S.W, R.S.W - Therapist, Special Programs at Bellwood Health Services Inc Wendy Cukier M.B.A., PhD., DU (Hon), LLD (Hon). - Associate Dean at Ted Rogers School of Management, and Professor in Communications & Culture at Ryerson University Kate Taylor - Globe and Mail cultural critic, Atkinson Fellow 2009-2010 Saturday, October 16th, 2010 4pm - 6pm Free. The Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. PLEASE NOTE: The event will be UPSTAIRS instead of in the back room of the Rivoli!

Name of Event: NRCan's "Curiosity to Understanding: Past, Present and Future"
Location: Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Ontario
Date: October 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2010
Event Details: Check out the interactive booths and exhibits as we celebrate "Curiosity to Understanding: Past, Present and Future" with with displays featuring insects from around the world! With hands-on activities, there will be something for everyone at this National Science and Technology Week event!

FREE PUBLIC SCIENCE LECTURE
Date:
SUNDAY OCTOBER 17, 2010 – 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: JJR MACLEOD AUDITORIUM, MEDICAL SCIENCES BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO,
1 KING’S COLLEGE CIRCLE, TORONTO
CHARLES DARWIN: OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE TRANSMUTATION

Event Details: Think the evolution story starts and ends with Darwin? Think again!

Join the Royal Canadian Institute (RCI) and Seth Feldman, Professor at York University and Director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies on October 17th, as we present a lecture titled Charles Darwin: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Transmutation. This lecture looks at the evolution of evolution before Darwin, describes Darwin’s contribution to that evolution, and then takes the story forward to our own time. Along the way we meet an eclectic mix of homo sapiens, primates, as well as other flora and fauna.

As always RCI lectures are FREE, so bring your friends and family out for an afternoon of learning!

For more details on this and other lectures visit us online at www.royalcanadianinstitute.org, on Facebook at Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science, or email: royalcanadianinstitute@sympatico.ca.

FREE PUBLIC SCIENCE LECTURE

SUNDAY OCTOBER 24, 2010 – 3:00pm-4:00pm

JJR Macleod auditorium, medical sciences building, university of toronto,

1 king’s college circle, toronto

OBSERVING THE BIRTHPLACES OF THE UNIVERSE

Ever wonder how planets, stars, and galaxies are born?

Join the Royal Canadian Institute (RCI), The Royal Astronomical Society, and Michel Fich from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of Waterloo on October 24th, as we present a lecture titled Observing the Birthplaces of the Universe. This lecture will present recent results from new instruments, including the Herschel Space Observatory (the largest telescope in space), that are allowing us to look behind dense clouds and interstellar dust to see just how planets, stars and galaxies are born. 

As always RCI lectures are FREE, so bring your friends and family out for an afternoon of learning!

For more details on this and other lectures visit us online atwww.royalcanadianinstitute.org, on Facebook at Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science, or email: royalcanadianinstitute@sympatico.ca.

The Royal Canadian Institute (RCI) for the Advancement of Science is the oldest scientific society in Canada. This not-for-profit organization was founded in Toronto in 1849 by a small group of civil engineers, architects and surveyors led by Sanford Fleming. Today, the RCI fulfils its mission of enhancing public awareness about science in several ways, although it is best known for its public lectures. The speakers come from many scientific disciplines, and audience participation is encouraged through a question period and opportunity for discussion with the speaker after the lectures.



Keswick

Name of Event: Preparing for University Life and the Emerging Green Careers Workshop

Location: Keswick Ontario
Date: October 17, 2010
Event Details: Three grade 10 Careers classes at Keswick High will experience an interactive workshop on Preparing for University Life and the Emerging Green Economy. The workshop includes a BINGO contest, multimedia components, question and answer periods, tips on how to land a green career and an interactive Flash Program where youth explore career paths that should be emerging at the time of massive change. The workshop will be delivered by Cathy Orlando, Science Outreach Coordinator at Laurentian University. Cathy has been trained three times directly by the Honourable Al Gore and an incredible team of economists, scientists, climatologists, political strategists, media trainers and communication experts assembled by The Climate Project and the David Suzuki Foundation. Since April 2008, Cathy has shared 88 customized Climate Project presentations, has organized three www.350.org community events in Sudbury , and has had 28 media hits for her collaborative climate change outreach. She is also one of the eight a founding alumna of national science outreach program, Let's Talk Science (University of Western Ontario, 1991).

Sault Ste. Marie

Name of Event ARTIE
Location Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie
Date October 14th and 15th
Event Details The Advanced Research and Technology Innovation Expo (ARTIE) features a number of interactive exhibits highlighting local organizations and activities in the fields of science and technology. Thursday, October 14th we will welcome elementary school students and Friday, October, 15th we will welcome secondary school students. There will also be a public exhibit on Thursday, October 14th from 5pm to 8pm.
Name of Event ProtoLaunch
Location Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie
Date October 15th, 2010
Event Details ProtoLaunch is a series of hands on, industry led workshops for youth who are interested in a career in video game development. The workshops highlight the science and technologies involved in the creation of video games and are followed by an annual game development competition. ProtoLaunch will kickoff with keynote speaker Michael Schmalz, president of Digital Extremes Ltd. on October 15th, 2010 at 1:00pm

Guelph

Name of Event Let's Talk Science Volunteer Training
Location University of Guelph
Date October 20th
Event Details As part of National Science & Technology Week, Let's Talk Science graduate student volunteers at the University of Guelph will train new recruits to go into classrooms across the province to get kids excited about science. The training workshop, called Science with Impact®, focuses on teaching strategies, learning styles and developing a hands-on learning activity. The new volunteers will learn how to make science outreach experiences relevant and fun to a wide age range of children and youth. Interested? To RSVP for the training, or for more details about Let's Talk Science at Guelph, email the Guelph coordinator at uguelph@letstalkscience.ca. Visit www.letstalkscience.ca for more information about the Let's Talk Science program.

Name of Event: Let's Talk Science at the Westminster Public Library

Location: Westminster branch of the Guelph Public Library - Guelph, ON
Date: Saturday, October 23rd - 2-5pm
Event Details: Come out to the Westminster branch of the Guelph Public Library for an afternoon of hands-on science and technology demonstrations and crafts presented by volunteers from Let's Talk Science (www.letstalkscience.ca)! The activities start at 2pm, and are aimed at kids between the ages of 7-10. Drop in and enjoy the fun!

 

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown

Name of Event: BioQuest: an Island Adventure in Life Sciences
Location: National Research Council Canada, Charlottetown
Date: October 18, 2010
Event Details: To wrap up National Science and Technology Week, the National Research Council is organizing a science outreach event for students in Prince Edward Island. BioQuest 2010 is a fun, hands-on event, which allows nearly 200 grade-five Island students to touch, taste, see and experience how science and technology help Canadians stay healthier. Federal scientists at NRC will be joined by biologists, chemists and business staff from partner organizations in PEI. For more information, please contact us at inh@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

 

Quebec

Quebec

Name of Event Orange and Green Nature Classes by GESPRO Scientific Camps
Location Elementary and secondary schools and colleges (reservation)
Date October 18 to 22
Event Details Presentation of 2010-2011 orange and green classes by GESPRO Scientific Camps, right in your school. Specialists will use a multi-media presentation and specialized equipment to help you discover the world of forest ecology, mammalogy, entomology, ornithology, meteorology and astronomy. SCIENCE IS A SNAP! Take part in educational indoor and outdoor activities that will appeal to all students. A great opportunity to meet specialists in ecology, environmental science and astronomy.

Name of Event: OPEN HOUSE at the Dairy and Swine Research and Development Centre
Location: 2000 College Street, Sherbrooke (Lennoxville) J1M 1Z3
Date: October 22: Secondary schools and colleges (by reservation)
October 23: General public
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Event Details: SCIENCE MADE EASY!
Open house at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Dairy and Swine Research and Development Centre. Visit the Centre’s state-of-the-art dairy research complex. Take part in a GPS-assisted natural resources georally organized by Natural Resources Canada. On site: educational indoor and outdoor activities that will appeal to everyone (agricultural producers and professionals, students, families, young and beginning farmers, and more). This event will be a great opportunity to meet with innovative dairy, swine and environmental researchers as well as cartographic specialists!


Name of Event: Geology field trip in Old Quebec City entitled "Quebec City: A Fortified City and its Geological, Archeological and Historical Heritage"
Location: Old Quebec City
Date: October 8, 2010
Event Details: In connection with National Science and Technology Week, science and technology teachers in the Quebec City area are invited to discover or rediscover Old Quebec City by taking part in a field trip in which a multidisciplinary approach will be taken to geological, archeological and historical concepts. Activity carried out in partnership with Parks Canada.

Name of Event Star formation, from the Orion Nebula to the Big Bang
Location UQAR – Lévis Campus - room 3025
Date October 20, 2010
Event Details The “Mars de Lévis” astronomy club invites you to a presentation by astrophysicist Laurent Drissen, from Laval University, who will discuss the life of a star and the life cycle of the Universe. www.clubmars.ca Free for club and RCAQ members. 3$/non-members.
Name of Event The Hubble Telescope
Location Centre Alain-Pagé, 10 Pierre-De Coubertin St, Saint-Charles-Borromée Date October 22, 2010
Event Details Physics professor Jean-Luc Legault will give a presentation on the legendary Hubble Space Telescope.
 
Name of Event Solar viewing through telescopes
Location Downtown Joliette
Date October 16, 2010
Event Details A few members of the “Les Vagabonds du ciel” astronomy club in Lanaudière will be in downtown Joliette on October 16, from 1:00 p.m. onward, to introduce people to the Sun and its many details with their telescopes.

Laval

Name of Event:
Science café: Do science and planet go hand in hand?
Location: Presse Café, 1545 Boulevard de l'Avenir, Laval, Quebec (Metro Montmorency)
Date: October 19, 2010, at 6:30 p.m.
Event Details: A science café is a forum for science professionals and community members to meet and discuss a particular science topic. It promotes the exchange of views between the public and guest panelists in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. On October 19, a science historian, an industrial technology consultant and a professor of environmental education will share their views on the progress of humanity resulting from scientific research. However, science has also led to countless disasters. Are scientific discoveries or societal choices at the root of the planet's woes? Join us in the discussion!

Montreal

The Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium: Confronting Pseudoscience
October 18 and 19, Montreal, Quebec

This year's Trottier Symposium focuses on the difference between science and
"pseudo," or "false," science. While real science accumulates facts and formulates testable theories to gain a unified understanding of the physical world, pseudoscience relies on anecdotes, ideology and cherry-picked data to support a preconceived notion.Conventional science is a self-correcting, continuously evolving process based on critical thinking and plausible theories supported by peer-reviewed research whereas pseudoscience is often mired in dogma that is resistant to change. Pseudoscience masquerading as real science can lead to troublesome consequences, particularly when it comes to matters of health. It is incumbent on the scientific community to provide guidance in separating scientific sense from pseudoscientific nonsense.

The Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium Series is proud to present four distinguished speakers, all with expertise in identifying and dealing with pseudoscience. Following the speakers' presentations, the public will be encouraged to ask questions and engage in a discussion with the participants.

October 18, 2010
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Centre Mont Royal, 2200 Mansfield, Montreal

Ben Goldacre, MD
Columnist for The Guardian, London
Author of "Bad Science"

David Gorski, MD PhD FACS
Surgical oncologist
Managing Editor,

Science-based Medicine Blog
Michael Shermer, PhD
Scientific American columnist
Editor in chief, Skeptic Magazine

Drs. David Gorski, Ben Goldacre and Michael Shermer will share their wealth of
experience and views on confronting pseudoscience. David Gorski is a surgical
oncologist at Wayne State University whose insightful and witty contributions to the popular "Science-based Medicine" blog have a world-wide following. Ben Goldacre is a British physician whose book "Bad Science" and columns by the same name in The Guardian have received universal acclaim. He appears regularly on radio and television and has testified in front of Parliamentary commissions. Michael Shermer is the editor and founder of Skeptic magazine and a columnist for Scientific American. He lectures on pseudoscience around the world.

October 19, 2010
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Fieldhouse Auditorium, Leacock Building,
McGill University
JAMES RANDI, "The Amazing Randi"
Paranormal and pseudoscience investigator extraordinaire

James Randi first rose to fame as The Amazing Randi, performing magic and escapes in the tradition of Houdini. His background as a conjurer led to a second career as the world's premier investigator of paranormal and pseudoscientific phenomena. Randi has appeared hundreds of time on network television and his investigations of medical frauds and purported psychics are legendary. The James Randi Educational Foundation offers a million dollar award to anyone who can produce paranormal phenomena under controlled conditions. This prize has yet to be claimed.

Moderator
JOE SCHWARCZ, PhD
Director, McGill Office for
Science and Society
Refreshments will be served

FREE ADMISSION - LIMITED SEATING
For additional information contact:
the Symposium Office at 514-398-2852
or visit www.mcgill.ca/science/trottier-symposium/

 

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon


Name of Event: Exploration of Synchrotron Technology
Location: Canadian Light Source, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Date: October 15th-October 24th
Event Details: We are offering daily tours of the Canadian Light Source where the public can come and explore synchrotron technology

 


National Events


Name of Event: National Chemistry Week
Location: Canada-wide
Date: October 16-23, 2010
Event Details: Events will take place across the country in the form of mall displays, activites at schools from elementary level to universities, contests, chemistry walks, environmental clean-ups, the National Crystal Growing Competition, and more.