Meet one of Québec's most celebrated science communicators, Dr. Pierre Chastenay. The Royal Canadian Institute for Science recognizes Dr. Chastenay’s outstanding contributions to the public understanding of science with the 2017 Fleming Medal.
The medal presentation is followed by a talk given by Dr. Chastenay about the work he does and what drives him to do it. This talk explores the importance of teaching science properly and making science accessible to everyone.
From the promise of personalised medicine to decoding ancestral DNA, cheap genome sequencing is everywhere! We're exploring this new technology with a panel of medical, policy and ethics experts. If you've ever been tempted to send a DNA sample to be sequenced, this is an event for you!
Captain John Henry Lefroy, Royal Artillery, was among the pioneers in the study and recording of Earth's magnetic field. He lived right here in Toronto (1842 - ...1853), helping to establish the Toronto Magnetic Observatory and becoming president of the Royal Canadian Institute, which was founded in 1849 to support science and the communication of scientific findings. Today, our magnetic field, which protects the Earth, is news again... https://undark.org/a…/books-alanna-mitchell-spinning-magnet/
Alanna Mitchell talks with #RCIScience Director Kirsten Vanstone about her new book, The Spinning Magnet. If you missed her talk and book signing in Mississauga, check out the Waterloo Public Library (Ontario, Canada) #RCITalks on Tuesday, February 13th at 7pm.
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Listen to our next Mississauga Library System speaker talk about her upcoming book on Earth's magnetic field.
Bring your questions to Alanna Mitchell this Thursday, February 1, 7 PM at the Noel Ryan Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library!
Books will be available for purchase and signing!
Peer into a cell and see the building blocks of life and the origins of disease. 2017 Gairdner International Award Receipient Dr. Lewis Kay takes us through his research into Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and how it reveals the inner workings of cells.
This event is free and open to all. Reserve a seat at Eventbrite.
RCIS is hiring! We are looking for an Event Coordinator to help us with all of the great programming we have planned.
Did you miss our #science of #music & #planets event Hart House w/ #MattRusso, #SaraMazrouei, #AlanJackson & Hart House Orchestra? Check out our blog by York University - Home PhD student, #AlyssaMurdoch 😃
Next up Mississauga Library System - #Learning through #Play w/ #CristyneHebert from York University - Faculty of Education 7pm. Register on Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/learning-through-play-kids-educa…
Check out this TEDxToronto talk by Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto prof #KeithVanderline & see what you're in for tonight with Science at the South Pole @ Mississauga Library System 7pm...
Check out the 2017 #FlemingMedal winner Pierre Chastenay.
Notre animateur Pierre Chastenay se voit recevoir la prestigieuse médaille Sandford Fleming 2017 qui souligne sa contribution exceptionnelle pour rendre la scie...nce accessible au grand public. Il rejoint à ce titre d’autres personnalités qui ont reçu la médaille, comme David Suzuki, Fernand Seguin, et Chris Hadfield. Toutes nos félicitations, Pierre!
We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Fleming Medal for outstanding contributions to the public understanding of science goes to Dr. Pierre Chastenay! Felicitations Pierre!