Science Rendezvous to Showcase STEM Innovation Success Stories across Canada

By: Yasmin Ranade

May 11, 2017

University of Manitoba event 2016. Photo credit: Kira Koop

On Saturday May 13, 2017, Science Rendezvous will launch the national science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) series of events for Science Odyssey; a ten-day national celebration of Canadian innovation that is put on by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).  More than 300 free events will take place in 30 cities across Canada. The festival will feature local researchers behind 16 success stories at select sites in an effort to bring current Canadian innovation to the public, and demonstrate what can be achieved by collaboration between industry leaders and top Canadian researchers.

“The goal of this project is to bring current, exciting Canadian research and industrial relevancy to the public at Science Rendezvous event sites across the country,” stated Kathleen Miller, Executive Director, Science Rendezvous.

Kathleen Miller

NSERC is the largest investor in science and engineering research and innovation in Canada. As a convener, NSERC connects universities and colleges with industry partners to enable innovation-driven activities; allowing scientists and engineers across the country to develop world-leading discoveries and work with companies to turn these discoveries into inventions and products that will benefit Canadians.

The NSERC Innovation Showcase will be presented by the researchers involved and will be at selected Science Rendezvous event sites across the country. They are free and open to the public, with most taking place between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

To participate in the festival, check out Science Rendezvous events and the NSERC Innovation Showcase in your city.

Science Rendezvous is an annual nation‐wide science festival dedicated to science outreach. Founded in 2008, it has grown to include over 300 simultaneous events in partnership with 40 of Canada’s top research institutions, 6,000 innovators and 122 community organizations across the country.

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