Annual Report 2019
Who we are
The active agent for a science literate culture, and scientifically engaged nation.
What we do
Create opportunities for scientific discussion & critical thinking, guided by diversity and inclusion.
We engaged with 5854 individuals.
high school students
members of public
Did you know?
All of our programs are tailored to different age groups, learning styles, and scientific backgrounds so that we are able to support a variety of communities.
In 2019, we hosted 110 events and activities.
We visited all 6 areas of the GTA,
drove north to Keswick, ON,
and flew all the way to Barbados.
We were supported by 149 volunteers & partners;
who engaged participants for 1736 hours.
We started 3 new initiatives.
Hide tanning (in the Quad)
During Science Literacy Week our Indigenous Outreach Coordinator, Amber, introduced the Indigenous method of hide tanning using brains and deer hides. Over 4 days, a team of hide tanning experts joined us on campus to demonstrate the process, including scraping the fur and surface skin layers off of the hide, conditioning the hides in deer brains, hanging them to dry out and stretch them, and finally smoking them to turn them to a warm yellow colour.
Our Online Community
Most liked Instagram photos
We received the most love on Instagram when we visited the 2019 Climate Strike at Queen's Park, external link, opens in new window. Individuals gathered outside of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to demand the goverment take on more responsibility towards a more sustainable future. The event attracted thousands of visitors, including young people, members of Indigenous communities, environmental group representatives, social justice advocates, and more.
We reached 55,490 Facebook users in Canada, and 656 users internationally.