Media Advisory - Government of Canada to launch country's largest celebration of science

ST. JOHN'S, NL, May 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary for Science and Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will officially launch Science Odyssey, a 10-day national celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Science Odyssey brings the wonder and excitement of science to local communities, and fosters a strong science culture from coast to coast to coast. The nation-wide events will include vibrant science demonstrations and interactive opportunities for kids and families.

MP PS Young, along with Dr. B. Mario Pinto, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), will also make a national funding announcement for organizations working with young Canadians to promote interest in science and engineering.  



May 12, 2017


Media Arrival—9:15 a.m. NDT

Official Announcement—9:45 a.m.


Johnson GEO Centre

Reception Hall

175 Signal Hill Road

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador


Follow Minister Duncan on social media.
Twitter: @ScienceMin 
Instagram: sciencemin

Follow NSERC on Twitter: @nserc_crsng
Follow Science Odyssey on Twitter: @Sci_Od


SOURCE Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

For further information: Stéfanie Power, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Science, Tel.: 343-291-2600; Lucy Lai, Media and Public Affairs Officer, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Tel.: 613-996-2341, E-mail:; Media Relations, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Tel.: 343-291-1777, E-mail:

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