Media advisory - Celebrate National Science and Technology Week October 17 - 26, 2008


    VANCOUVER, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) is
a week-long series of exciting events taking place across Canada. The theme
this year is "Planet Earth" and aims to spark interest and curiosity about our
great planet! For all events across Canada, visit

    Celebrations in the Lower Mainland include:

    Science on the World Stage
    October 21, 2008 (12 pm), TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
    (*)Registration required(*)

    Science will be abuzz at TRIUMF on October 21st with the international
inauguration of the Large Hadron Collider. Join a panel of three outstanding
scientists for a discussion about careers, followed by laboratory tours. For
more information or to register, call 604-222-7674 or email,
specifying "NSTW-TRIUMF" in the subject line.

    Pacific Environmental Science Centre High School Tour
    October 21, 2008, 2645 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver

    High school science classes are invited to take part in exploring the
Centre, meeting scientists and technicians, and participating in a hands-on
water quality demonstration project. Space is limited! To pre-register, please
contact Austen Mayor at or 604-664-9055 to provide your
final number of interested students.

    Iron Science Teacher
    October 24, 2008 (9 am - 3 pm), TELUS World of Science, 1455 Quebec
    Street, Vancouver

    Science teachers from across B.C. and the Yukon will perform spectacular
and imaginative feats of science and engineering built around a "secret
ingredient" or concept. They will compete before a live audience with
finalists featured in a national competition on The Discovery Channel. For
more information, contact Connie Cirkony at 604-443-7562.

    Science Scrum Launch at the Brighouse Science Bash
    October 24, 2008 (10 am - 3 pm), Brighouse Library, 100-7700 Minoru Gate,

    It's a science celebration, featuring interactive displays, hands-on
experiments and the launch of Science Scrum - a multimedia science journalism
competition hosted by the British Columbia Innovation Council and
NSERC-Pacific. Students will create an original journalistic piece about
"Science and Innovation in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter
Games". For details, contact Megan Griffith at 604-666-8815 or, or Amy Wakeford at 604-323-4247 or

    It's your experiment! An Interactive Science Teachers Workshop
    October 24 - 25, 2008 (9 am - 4 pm), University of British Columbia,

    Registration is required for this two-day teacher conference presented by
Science World, Genome BC and Michael Smith Laboratories (UBC). Teachers will
present and create classroom activities as well as interact with scientists.
Teachers can choose to attend both days or just one. For more information, and
to register, visit or e-mail

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Stephanie Leung, Communications
Coordinator, British Columbia Innovation Council, (604) 602-5249,

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