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Ontario Science Centre explores the human right to science on the third annual International Science Centre & Science Museum Day

Press Release

TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2018 – Science is a human right. On November 10 at the Ontario Science Centre, guest speakers of different ages and backgrounds — from an 11-year-old inventor to an Indigenous mentor to an advocate for women of colour in science — share their diverse perspectives on what this means to them to mark International Science Centre and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD). For the third consecutive year, the Science Centre participates in ISCSMD, a global initiative, by offering live presentations, high-impact installations and hands-on activities that explore the theme “science, a human right.”

For more information, please visit OntarioScienceCentre.ca.

What

International Science Centre and Science Museum Day

Who

Renée Hložek, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics,
University of Toronto
Christina Hoicka, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Margaret Ikape, Graduate Student, University of Toronto and Instructor, West African
International Summer School for Young Astronomers
Yotakahron Jonathan, Medical Student, McMaster University and Mentor, Indigenous
Students Health Sciences Office
Marianne Mader, PhD, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC)
Artash Nath, Maker and Science Advocate, HotPopRobot
Krishana Sankar, PhD, Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto and Co-founder, Women of
Colour in STEAMM Canada

When

Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 12 to 3 p.m

Where

Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON
Please enter via main entrance. TV crews may enter at back entrance via Gateway Blvd

For further information: Media contacts: Anna Relyea, Director, Strategic Communications, 416-696-3273 | c: 416-668-1967, [email protected]

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