Canada’s National Science and Technology Week (it’s actually 10 days) starts on today, Oct. 17, 2014 this year. You can find a listing of events across the country on the National Science and Technology Week Events List webpage (Note: I have reformatted the information I’ve excerpted from the page but all the details remain the same and links have been removed),
Medicine Hat Praxis Annual Family Science Olympics Medicine Hat High School Taylor Science Centre (enter on 5th street) Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Praxis will be hosting their annual Family Science Olympics. The day will consist of ten hands on science challenges that each family can participate in. If you complete eight of the ten, you will be entered into the draw for the grand prize of a remote control helicopter with a camera. Each “family” must have at least one person over the age of 18. The event is free and will have something for all ages.
Vancouver First Responder’s weekend Science World at TELUS World of Science Saturday October 18 & Sunday October 19, 10am – 6pm both days First responders are an important and integral part of every community. Join Vancouver firefighters, BC paramedics, Vancouver police, Ecomm 911 and the Canadian Border Services Agency as they showcase who our first responders are, what they do, the technology they use and the role that science plays in their work. Explore emergency technology inside and emergency response vehicles outside the building.
Dugald Bees, Please Springfield Public Library, Dugald, Manitoba October 17, 22, and 24th for programs. We will have the display set up for the duration, from Oct 17-26th. 10 a.m to 8 p.m. Preschool programs all week will feature stories and crafts on bees and their importance in the world. Kids in the Kitchen, menu selections will feature the use of honey all week. We will have displays of honey, bees and farming with local Ag. Society assistance.
Dieppe Tech Trek 2014 Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9 AM – 12 PM Come join us for a morning filled with science and tech activities for children of all ages! Admission to this event is free!
Ottawa Funfest Booth Street Complex(Corner of Booth and Carling) Sunday, October 19, 2014 – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm 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’.
Toronto Science Literacy Week Gerstein Science Information Centre, University of Toronto September 22-28, 2014 [emphasis mine] Science literacy week is a city wide effort to provide access to some of the best science communicators of all time. Through book displays, links to online content, documentary screenings and lecture series, the aim is to showcase how captivating science really is. The science literacy week’s goal is to give people the opportunity to marvel at the discoveries and developments of the last few centuries of scientific thought.
Sherbrooke Conférence “La crystallographie : art, science et chocolat!” Par Alexis Reymbault Musée de la nature et des sciences de Sherbrooke October 22, 2014 French only.
Saskatoon See the Light: Open House at the Canadian Light Source Canadian Light Source, 44 Innovation Blvd. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9-11:30 am and 1-4 pm Tour the synchrotron and talk with young researchers and see where and how they use the synchrotron to study disease. Advance registration required: http://fluidsurveys.usask.ca/s/CLS/
At this point, there seem to be fewer events than usual but that may be due to a problem the organizer (Canada’s Science and Technology Museums Corporation) has been dealing with since Sept. 11, 2014. That day, they had to close the country’s national Science and Technology Museum due to issues with airbourne mould (Sept. 11, 2014 news item on the Globe and Mail website). As for what Toronto’s Science Literacy Week 2014, which took place during September, is doing on a listing of October events is a mystery to me unless this is an attempt to raise awareness for the 2015 event mentioned on the Science Literacy Week 2014 webpage.
Transatlantic Science Week (Oct. 26 – 29, 2014), which is three days not a week, is being held in Toronto, Ontario and it extends (coincidentally or purposefully) Canada’s National Science and Technology Week (Oct. 17 – 26, 2014). Here’s more about Transatlantic Science Week from a UArctic (University of the Arctic) Sept. 12, 2014 blog posting (Note 1: UArctic announced the dates as Oct. 27 – 29, 2014 as opposed to the dates from the online registration website for the event; Note 2: Despite the error with the dates the information about the week is substantively the same as the info. on the registration webpage)
The Transatlantic Science Week is an annual trilateral science and innovation conference that promotes the collaboration between research, innovation, government, and business in Canada, the United States and Norway. Held in Toronto, Canada, this year’s theme focuses on “The Arctic: Societies, Sustainability, and Safety”.
The Transatlantic Science Week 2014 will examine challenges and opportunities in the Arctic through three specialized tracks: (1) Arctic climate science, (2) Arctic safety and cross border knowledge, and (3) Arctic research-based industrial development and resource management. Business opportunities in the Arctic is an essential part of the program.
The evernt [sic] provides a unique arena to facilitate critical dialogue and initiate new collaboration between key players with specific Arctic knowledge.
You can find more information about the programme and other meeting details here but you can no longer register online, all new registrations will be done onsite during the meeting.