Volume 11
Your quarterly news & updates
The Science and Technology Awareness Network is thrilled to present our 2019 Conference Full STEAM for Sustainability , designed around Canada’s role in advancing UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
NSERC Supplement Connects Northern Ontario STEM Organizations 
In November 2018, Science North hosted a Northern Nature Trading (NNT) experience conference based on the popular Nature Exchanges at their Science North and Dynamic Earth science centres in Sudbury. At these exchanges, visitors of any age can bring items like shells, fossils or rocks and minerals from their own community and receive points used to trade for other natural items in the science centres’ collections. Nature exchanges are valuable opportunities for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) organizations to engage visitors in discussions about the items they are trading, with incentives to build their collections, learn more about their natural items and encourage return visits to the science centres. [...]

Beyond the Fair: Introducing the Canadian Science Fair Journal
Current estimates are that Canadian children and youth perform 100,000 science fair projects annually, with approximately 500 selected to attend the national fair (Canadian Wide Science Fair - CWSF). Although of indisputable value, the overwhelming majority of these youth only present their projects in poster format to a small audience of parents and judges. Their work is then inevitably forgotten in the corner of the basement or placed in the garbage bin. Confirming these concerns, a 2017 study by CHEO investigators demonstrated that only 7% of national winners from the CWSF go on to publish or broadly disseminate their work. [...]

Don't miss the STAN AGM on February 26!
Guest Speaker: Bob McDonald
Listen to Mr. McDonald discuss Evolution, not Revolution: Science Literacy and Future Technologies ahead of your 2019 AGM.

Workshop for Teachers 2019 — LEVEL 1
February 4 - 22 • FREE!
Designed for elementary and middle-school teachers, as well as other education professionals. Visit www.discovertheuniverse.ca for more information.
Good Chemistry 2019
Calling all stakeholders of the chemistry industry—from chemical producers, distributors and transporters, to service providers found along the entire supply chain—don’t miss out on attending the Canadian chemistry industry’s premier event this Spring!  

In the Ottawa-Gatineau Region on May 1-2, 2019, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is hosting “Good Chemistry” as part of its biennial conference on Responsible Care®. While this event serves to reinvigorate CIAC’s members’ commitments to the ethics and principles of the Responsible Care® initiative, Good Chemistry will explore key trends in sustainability and innovation such as the challenges that face the future of autonomous vehicles in relation to the transportation of chemical goods, the public’s changing perceptions of the chemistry industry, where the chemistry industry shows the most promise for future growth, and how the chemistry industry can work with its customers to achieve greater sustainability. Leading experts in sustainability, social sciences, safety, and operations will explore the most pressing issues facing the Canadian chemistry today and in the future.

To find the latest agenda and further information on registration, tradeshow space, testimonials from CIAC’s previous conferences, venue and location, please visit http://conference.canadianchemistry.ca/