TORONTO, June 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Lots of people talk about making the world a better place, but how many actually take action? Ann Makosinski hopes her thermoelectric flashlight will help students whose homes do not have electricity to power lights at night. The Ontario Science Centre will award the 16-year-old from Victoria, B.C. the 2014 Weston Youth Innovation Award on June 17 for applying science in a creative way to make a positive difference in the world.
|What:||Weston Youth Innovation Award ceremony|
|Who:|| Dr. Hooley McLaughlin, Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre
Tamara Rebanks, Director, W. Garfield Weston Foundation
|Ann Makosinski, Weston Youth Innovation Award recipient|
|When:||Tuesday, June 17, 2014|
|10:30 a.m. Registration|
|11:00 a.m. Formal remarks & award presentation|
|Where:||Ontario Science Centre|
|770 Don Mills Road, Toronto|
|(Please enter via main lobby doors. TV crews may enter through South Security Entrance via Gateway Blvd.)|
About the Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the communities we serve, enriching people's lives and understanding through engagement with science of local, national and global relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed more than 48 million visitors, with an interactive approach that was the model for Science Centres around the world. It is the public centre for innovative thinking and provocative dialogue in science and technology, aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for the planet. Please visit us at OntarioScienceCentre.ca.
About the W. Garfield Weston Foundation
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is a private Canadian family foundation, established in the 1950's by Willard Garfield Weston and his wife Reta. In 1924 Garfield inherited his father's company and during his life established baking and retail businesses throughout Canada and in many parts of the world. The founders believed that as the funds are generated through the hard work and success of these Canadian companies, grants should be given in Canada for the benefit of Canadians. For three generations, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has maintained a family tradition of supporting charitable organizations across Canada. Today the Foundation directs the majority of its funds to projects in the fields of land conservation, education, and scientific research in Canada's North. In addition, it provides funds to further Canada's research in neuroscience.
SOURCE: Ontario Science Centre
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