Volume 12
Your quarterly news & updates
Science Literacy Week: Get Ready!
Science Literacy Week inspires people of all ages to read more about science and foster a
stronger science culture in Canada. We are gearing up for another exciting week of science
activities and books and we are looking forward to having you celebrate with us!

Science Literacy Week runs from September 16 to 22, 2019 and is powered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). In 2018, the event brought together over 300 partners hosting more than 850 events in 200 cities coast to coast [. . .]

How to Hack Your Curiosity to be a Lifelong Learner
On 19 May 2019, during an opening address at the Collision Conference, Toronto (the largest tech gathering in Canada that brought 25,000 people together), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about how our tech future is going to be disruptive and that we will need to train our children to adapt to it. He called for more coding classes in elementary and middle schools. The future is bright where the people of our country understand science and technology, and how to engage the next generation.

Children are born learners. They learn by observing, by being inquisitive, and then by doing. This is learning – fun, natural and lifelong – if we preserve our curiosity. So how can we Hack our Curiosity to remain lifelong learners? [. . .]

2019 National Conference: Unpacking Dialogue
Our 2019 Interpretation Canada National Conference will explore incorporating dialogue into our practice. We will unpack what it means to use dialogic interpretation, explore various tools and techniques, and uncover what it means to create a safe space for open discussions. Our host site, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, is committed to exploring the subject of human rights through promoting respect for others and encouraging reflection and dialogue.  [ . . . ]

CSPC is accepting submissions for the Youth Science Policy Award of Excellence. The deadline of August 30th is fast approaching. Submit your application now on the website. 

If you have a creative idea for a policy or program that you would like to share with those who can make it happen, gather your evidence and submit your proposal by Friday, August 30, 2019. Applicants must be both under the age of 35 and living in Canada at the time of submission.

For more information, and to apply for the award and to check out a selection of previous submissions visit the website.
Don't miss the next STAN Webinar in September, featuring Jennifer Thivierge.
Check our website for updates, coming soon!