Volume 14
Your quarterly news & updates
STAN 2020: Sparking Curiosity
Connect. Ignite. Share.
Join us in Calgary for our next Conference on February 26 & 27, 2020. We will explore what it will take to propel STEAM into the future.

Our Call for Proposals is still OPEN! You have until October 28 to submit your proposal by email. Visit the website for more information.

Early bird registration is now available. Join us for two full days of programming at our lowest available rate. Book before November 29, 2019!
Don't miss the next STAN Webinar on November 19 at 12:00 EST featuring Aliénor Béjannin, Girls Who Code.

Register now to learn how to run a successful after-school STEM program.

Start a FREE Girls Who Code Club Today!
Join students and educators across Canada by partnering with Girls Who Code to bring computer science opportunities to girls in your community! Girls Who Code Clubs are FREE programs intended to get girls ages 11-18 excited about coding and computer science. Clubs can run before, during or after-school, on weekends or over the summer. In Clubs, girls engage in fun online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities, learn about inspiring role models in tech, and work together to design solutions to real-world problems facing their communities. No technical experience is required to start a Club; Girls Who Code provides Facilitators with training and ongoing support so that they can learn to code alongside their students. This flyer gives you more information about how to launch a Club.
Learn more by signing up for an upcoming Girls Who Code webinar . If you’re unable to attend one of the live webinar sessions, you can access the Girls Who Code webinar recording and presentation deck .
Ready to join the movement? Click here to complete a Clubs application! More than 200 Clubs have launched across Canada already! This step-by-step guide shows just how easy it is to start a Club - it only takes 10 minutes to apply. If you have any questions about the application process, please take a look at ou r Application Walkthrough Video .
Have questions? Contact Girls Who Code at alienor.bejannin@girlswhocode.com .
Canada gets reading on National Science Reading Day
From September 16 to 22, 2019, we celebrated another successful Science Literacy Week! This year, over 650 activities were organized by more than 300 partners in more than 250 cities and communities across the country. Canadians of all ages were able to participate in a wide range of activities related to ocean research.

While events took place throughout the entire week, Science Literacy Week reached a peak on Wednesday, September 18, with the celebration of National Science Reading Day!
To prepare for this day, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) worked in partnership with Les explorateurs, Les débrouillards, Curium (French only) and Owl Kids magazines to organize two contests. The contests were designed to encourage children and adults across the country to devote some of their time to reading about science.

Over 48,000 children and adults, including students from 1,630 different classrooms, took part in the contest and spent part of their day reading a book, a magazine, a comic or any other form of science writing that piqued their interest. Contest participants had a chance to win one of several prize packs of books and magazines, valued at a total of $7,000 for all prizes. Visit each contest’s web page to see the names of the winners.
Junior Astronauts wanted!
The Canadian Space Agency needs educators to help recruit future astronauts!

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) recently launched the  Junior Astronauts campaign  for teachers, educators, youth group leaders and young Canadians in grades 6 to 9.
By participating, teachers, educators and youth group leaders will have an opportunity to win a visit by an astronaut or space expert to their school or youth organization in spring 2020. All they have to do is register and complete at least one of the activities available on the  Junior Astronauts website  with a youth group in any of the proposed streams: science and technology, fitness and nutrition, and teamwork and communications. The CSA will randomly select institutions from every province and territory. The more streams they participate in, the more chances they will have (up to three)!
Young Canadians who complete at least one activity in each of the streams can apply to take part in the CSA’s Junior Astronauts recruitment. Selected youth from across Canada will have the opportunity to go to the Canadian Space Agency in Saint-Hubert, Quebec for a week of training by astronauts, scientists and engineers.
Visit the  Junior Astronauts website  to learn more and register! You can also subscribe to an  email list  for timely updates about the campaign.