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?
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.
Mississauga Join former biophysics student turned maverick entrepreneur Eric Ocelewski as he shares his journey in life and science and how a cancer diagnosis brought him into Canada’s health-care system.
Waterloo An exploration of flood risk mitigation at the household and community level.
Ottawa Climate change is a defining challenge of our time. But how can communities develop a sustainable plan for the future? Join RCIScience and the ISSP for a discussion of the science, policy and societal implications of climate change.
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.
Toronto Join RCIScience and York University for a special presentation by Dr. Michael Organ, winner of the 2018 NSERC Polanyi Prize.
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.
Toronto Explore some of the common misconceptions of movement, learn how to perfect performance and discover how to recuperate and maintain movement throughout life.
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?
Ottawa An exploration of the science, policy and societal implications of new technologies designed to allow people with disabilities to communicate and interact with the world around them.
Toronto Join us for #JustTheFacts to explore the differences between the old and new Ontario Sex Ed curricula and learn how you can share your input before the public consultation closes on December 15. In partnership with the Toronto Science Policy Network.
Toronto A special event celebrating the winner of this year’s Sandford Fleming Medal for outstanding science communication! Learn why academics should be talking about their research to everyone who will listen.
Toronto Modelling a system as complex as Earth’s is extremely difficult, but essential if we want to know what humanity faces in this era of changing climate. Learn how physics and computational methods are used to create models of our past and future climate.