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Science Literacy Week

Science Literacy Week, external link runs annually on the third week of September and is a national celebration of science. We're celebrating all things science while highlighting this year's theme: space! SciXchange runs a number of events throughout the week to share our love for science & STEM to the general public and our Ryerson community.

Take a look at our events and schedule below.

Science Literacy Week Infographic

Free Public Talks

Lynda McCarthy
Dr. McCarthy will join Dave Kirsh
Monday Sept. 17

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 7th floor, Heaslip House, 297 Victoria St.

Open To: The public and Ryerson community

Ryerson Faculty will address your burning questions about our environment and the Universe through short, engaging lectures on finding life on other planets and protecting life here on Earth.

Dr. Lynda McCarthy

From Silent Spring to The Lorax: water, education, and finding answers from the past

Dave Kirsh

Finding life around a distant star

Emily at Hervolution
Dr. Agard will join Dr. McPhee
Wednesday Sept. 19

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 7th floor, Heaslip House, 297 Victoria St.

Open To: The public and Ryerson community

It's all about your body! Ryerson's Microbiologist & Immunologist will take you through the in's and out's of your body's digestion & defence systems.

Dr. Emily Agard

Your Defence System: how your body keeps you healthy

Dr. Joe McPhee

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; an introduction to the human microbiome

Interactive Activities & Demos

Wednesday Sept. 19

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Atrium of the Student Learning Centre, 341 Yonge St.

Open To: The public and Ryerson community

Explore the codes of life! From DNA to computers, these virtual & hands-on experiences are out of this world.

In collaboration with: Ryerson Student Society, Aerospace Course Union, Computer Science Course Union, Women in Computer Science, Biomedical Science Course Union and Biology Course Union

Frying Saucer SLW
Join the Biology Course Union & Others!
Thursday Sept. 20

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Atrium of the Student Learning Centre, 341 Yonge St.

Open To: The public and Ryerson community

The sky's the limit! Join us in making clouds, walking on clouds and exploring constellations. Did we mention space ice cream?

In collaboration with: Ryerson Student Society, Aerospace Course Union, Medical Physics Course Union, Chemistry Course Union Math Course Union and Financial Math Course Union

Non Newtaonian Fluid
Non-Newtonian Fluid by Medical Physics Course Union

Book Club Night

Tuesday Sept. 18

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Ryerson Science Society Student Lounge, Kerr Hall East, 60 Gould St., room 223

Open To: All Ryerson Students

Bring your favourite science/STEM book to share with friends and colleagues. Snacks will be provided. RSVP on the Facebook event, external link

In collaboration with: Ryerson Science Society

Soapbox Science

Sunday, Sept. 23

12:00 - 3:00 pm | Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto

Open to: The public

Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. Our events transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate while promoting female scientists and making their work accessible.

This year’s Soapbox Speakers, external link will hail from Toronto, Guelph, London (Ontario) and Winnipeg and feature some of the top scientists engaged in science outreach and STEM diversity initiatives in Canada. They will be delving into issues like diabetes, whale conservation and food security, or sharing their research on astronomy, paleontology, cell biology and bats!

RSVP on Facebook, external link

In collaboration with: Word on the Street Festival

Science Literacy Week Schedule

Public Talk

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 7th floor, Heaslip House, 297 Victoria St.

Open To: The public and Ryerson community

Ryerson Faculty will address your burning questions about our environment and the Universe through short, engaging lectures on protecting life here on Earth and finding life on other planets.

Dr. Lynda McCarthy

From Silent Spring to The Lorax: water, education, and finding answers from the past

Dave Kirsh

Finding life around a distant star

Book Club Night

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Ryerson Science Society Student Lounge, Kerr Hall East, 60 Gould St., room 223

Open To: All Ryerson Students

Bring your favourite science book to share with friends & colleagues. Snacks will be provided.

In collaboration with: Ryerson Student Society

Public Talk

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 7th floor, Heaslip House, 297 Victoria St.

Open To: The public and Ryerson community

 

It's all about your body! Ryerson's Microbiologist & Immunologist will take you through the in's and out's of your body's digestion & defence systems.

Dr. Emily Agard

Your Defence System: how your body keeps you healthy

Dr. Joe McPhee

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; an introduction to the human microbiome

 

Interactive Activities @ The SLC

11:00 am - 2:00 pm  |  Atrium of the Student Learning Centre, 341 Yonge St.

Open To: The public and Ryerson community

Explore the codes of life! From DNA to computers, these virtual & hands-on experiences are out of this world.

In collaboration with: Ryerson Student Society, Aerospace Course Union, Computer Science Course Union, Women in Computer Science, Biomedical Science Course Union and Biology Course Union

Interactive Activities @ The SLC

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Atrium of the Student Learning Centre, 341 Yonge St.

Open To: The public and Ryerson community

The sky's the limit! Join us in making clouds, walking on clouds and exploring constellations. Did we mention space ice cream?

In collaboration with: Ryerson Student Society, Aerospace Course Union, Medical Physics Course Union, Chemistry Course Union, Math Course Union and Financial Math Course Union

Soapbox Science

12:00 - 3:00 pm | Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto

Open to: The public

Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. Our events transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate.

Soapbox Science in an international program dedicated to:
1) making science accessible to the public; and
2) promoting senior female scientists to challenge public perceptions of science.

We're thrilled to be returning to the Word on the Street Festival at Harbourfront Centre. This year’s Soapbox Speakers will hail from Toronto, Guelph, London (Ontario) and Winnipeg and feature some of the top scientists engaged in science outreach and diversity initiatives in Canada. They will be delving into issues like diabetes, whale conservation and food security, or sharing their research on astronomy, paleontology, cell biology and bats!

In collaboration with: Word on the Street Festival