Science Literacy Week at the University of Toronto Missisauga (UTM) will take place from 16-20 September 2019, celebrating the theme of Space and Discovery. On this website you will find information about the partnering organizations, the week's schedule of events, resources to podcasts and other relevant news sources, and a digital exhibit of items from the Library's Archive and Special Collections showcasing the brief history of the campus, some important scientific contributions to astronomical and geological research, and the notable achievements of UTM's alumni.
Science Literacy Week
Science Literacy Week highlights Canada’s outstanding scientists and science communicators from coast-to-coast. The goals are to showcase the excellence and diversity of Canadian science and to show how exciting science is. Be it as simple as a science-themed book display encouraging people to read something a little different to multi-day events, the Week offers something for everyone. For one week in September, libraries, universities, museums and other partners put on a spectacular nationwide festival of science.
The latest edition of Science Literacy Week came to include over 850 events put on by more than 300 partners in 200 cities across Canada. From public talks to explosive chemistry demos, stargazing sessions to nature hikes, there was sure to be an interesting activity for science lovers of all ages. Science Literacy Week is powered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS)
The Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing girls aged 7-16 with opportunities to learn about careers in STEM. CAGIS organizes workshops and events led by men and women in STEM professions to inspire young girls as they engage in interactive learning opportunities that fuel a passion for science.
CAGIS has chapters all across Canada, and is finally coming to Mississauga! As a new chapter, we are seeking members and volunteers to join us as we delve into all things science!
Let's Talk Science
Let's Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable organization focused on education and outreach to support youth development. We create and deliver unique learning programs and services that engage children, youth and educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
J. Tuzo Wilson Club
The J. Tuzo Wilson Club facilitates scientific literacy by aiming to create a sense of community within the broader sense of the earth science program and UTM as a whole.