Did you have a good Science Literacy Week?

We did - with events in six cities across Canada!

Hello! I’m E4D’s new Engagement Organizer, and I’ve had a busy first month working with our volunteers across Canada to get ready for Science Literacy Week.

Science Literacy Week was made for people like us - people who care about science, and want to see better public dialogue about it. Science Literacy Week is a celebration of science and science communication, and to mark the occasion, E4D helped put on events in six cities right across the country.

In Calgary, we partnered with The Urban Research Network (TURN) at the University of Calgary to put on a great panel discussion with four experts from the fields of geography, engineering, urban studies and environmental design about the role of evidence in making our cities smarter and the challenges involved. 


In Victoria, Saskatoon, Ottawa,and Montreal, we hosted awesome science trivia nights, with questions written by our volunteers. They were all very well attended, so a big thank you to everyone who came out, and especially to our hosts and organizers! 


In Winnipeg, we had two presentations from experts, along with a trivia night.


Our trivia nights feature a set of challenging questions: do you know what international award is considered the ‘Nobel Prize of mathematics’? How about the age of the earth, or what Isaac Newton’s other hobby was? Do you know how herrings talk to each other? Curious? If you want to know the answers, you can get a science trivia night organized in your city! Get in touch with us and we’ll work with you to make it happen.