Learning Math Through Play
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Learning Math Through Play

Waterloo Is child play simply play?  Can early numeracy skills be introduced through play, even tech play? And are educational apps actually educational? Join RCIScience for an exploration of the kindergarten math curriculum, uncover the wild west of apps, and take a look at how mathematical concepts outlined in the LittleCounters® program can be weaved in to everyday activities, including playing with mobile apps.

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What Do Mathematicians Do Now That Machines Can 'Do (All) The Math?'
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

What Do Mathematicians Do Now That Machines Can 'Do (All) The Math?'

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Toronto For the last thirty years, professional mathematicians have not performed calculations by hand, except in very special circumstances - machines can do them faster, with more variables and without error. So what exactly do the math pros do? And how do we teach the next generation to live and work in this world?

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Our DNA: What’s Next & How Far Should We Go?
Mar
5
12:15 PM12:15

Our DNA: What’s Next & How Far Should We Go?

Toronto Meet the ‘Godfather of the human genome project’, George Church, as he takes us on a tour of one of today’s most active areas of science - genomics. From copying extinct DNA into living species to preventing environmental disasters, hear how the influence of genomics is already far beyond medicine.

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Mapping Ontario’s Energy Transition: The Land-Use and Landscape Impacts of Renewable Energy Development
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Mapping Ontario’s Energy Transition: The Land-Use and Landscape Impacts of Renewable Energy Development

Waterloo A look at research into the land-use requirements and landscape impacts of intensive renewable energy development, followed by an exploration of a toolkit that is being developed to help understand and manage land-use impacts at the local level.

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Can Robotic Technology Change Neurological Assessment?
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Can Robotic Technology Change Neurological Assessment?

Toronto Interactive robotic technologies have had a profound impact in fundamental science to measure and modify body motion in order understand how the brain plans and controls body movement and how we learn novel motor skills. If these technologies are so useful for quantifying brain function, why not brain dysfunction?

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