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Canadian Innovation Week

Join us May 21-31, 2019 for the annual Canadian Innovation Week

Become part of a network with a common goal – strengthening Canada’s culture of innovation. Together, we can inspire the next generation and make Canada the most innovative country in the world.

Powered by the Rideau Hall Foundation, the annual Canadian Innovation Week brings together partners and stakeholders from the innovation ecosystem to connect, cultivate and celebrate Canadian innovation. The inaugural Canadian Innovation Week was held in May 2018 with 18 events across Canada and over 10,000 participants.

How to get Involved

Let us know what your organization is doing to celebrate Canadian Innovation. Contact us here to find out more about adding your event to our site.

Co-brand your events and activities with #CanadianInnovationWeek. For more information including logo access and user rights, download our partnership guidelines and co-branding toolkit here.

 

“Events like this invest in young minds and will help equip young Canadians to build economies of tomorrow.”

- David Cameron, Executive Director, Yell Canada (WCYES)

“The RHF has been a key driver in further a pan-Canada dialogue on the Tech for Good theme and the Canadian Innovation Week was an important springboard to raise awareness to these pressing issues.”

- Steve Currie, Chief Information Officer Communitech (True North)

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Key Events

May 22, 2019

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Innovation Fair 2019

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The Rideau Hall Foundation is proud to co-host the 2019 Innovation Fair as a...

May 28, 2019

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Pitch@Palace Canada 1.0 Final

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Pitch@Palace is officially launching in Canada for the first time.

May 29, 2019

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2019 Governor General’s Innovation Awards

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The Rideau Hall Foundation announced the recipients of the fourth-annual Governor General’s Innovation Awards....
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Innovation Across Canada
Click on the Innovation Map to find out about innovative projects and events taking place across the country. Add your project or celebration to help make this a dynamic map reflecting the breadth and depth of innovation in Canada.

Silicon Photonics Design Automation Flow with Luceda-Tanner-AMF PDK Training

Quebec City, QC, Canada

CMC Microsystems, May 23-24 - This 2-day training project covers silicon photonics design automation flow with AMF technology, which is in an integrated Luceda and Tanner CAD tool design environment: from system-level schematic design to simulation, layout creation and verification. Included: hands-on exercise to create a silicon photonics design, component and circuit design in IPKISS, physical verification, a design example based on AMF PDK, and a demo of advanced features including integration. Registration is open to academics and industrial participation. Target Attendees: researchers interested in providing training and/or support to other users in their Canadian academic institution - faculty, student, or research staff. More information: https://www.cmc.ca/en/NewsAndEvents/CMCEvents/LucedaTannerAMF_May2019.aspx

Submitter: Susan Xu

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Phenominal 3D printing

6965 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5B 1S9

3D printing founded by a Woman in STEM.

Submitter: Minal

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Youth Innovation Day 2019 (YID 2019)

6111 River Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 0A2, Canada

Every Family is welcome to join us on May 26th, 2019 for the annual Canadian Innovation Day and become part of a network with a common goal – strengthening Canada’s Culture & Science of innovation. Together, we can inspire the next generation and make Canada the most innovative country in the world. Youth Innovation Day is a 4-hour FREE event where the youth generation come together to share ideas, form teams, build ideas, and launch social innovation in the community. It is a thematic focus to address community and young general education issues. The instructors bring 1.5-hour workshops straight to the classrooms with interactive demonstrations, activities, and take-home projects for students to create. Parents can sit back, relax, and watch their students become engaged in the fun of science and engineering. The highly-trained Instructors will adapt each workshop to suit the individual strengths and challenges of each student.

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North American Innovation Academy

2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

July 2020, for the first time ever, the North American Innovation Academy (NAIA) will be presented in Calgary. Led by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking at the University of Calgary, NAIA will be the very first North American subsidiary of the broadly successful European Innovation Academy. It will be a groundbreaking opportunity, bringing students, speakers, mentors, and successful entrepreneurs from all over the world to participate in this program. There is an unlimited global demand for those who can think entrepreneurially. This demand also applies to students — whether they intend to work within an established organization, join the gig economy, or start a business of their own — entrepreneurial thinking is one of the most relevant skills for the 21st-century workforce. The North American Innovation Academy will have a direct impact on the success of these students by providing real-world experience and mentorship.

Submitter: Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, UCalgary

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TENET i2c pitch competition at UCalgary

Telus Convention Centre, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4

The TENET i2c program facilitates the translation of medical research and discovery into product development and company creation. The program awards up to $100K to one team per year to support commercialization goals. Teams of all maturity levels, whether in concept development or in revenue, are welcome to apply. Pitch and business training is provided to all short-listed companies. This year's TENET i2c Final Pitch Event will be held at Western Canada’s most innovative platform — INVENTURE$ Conference — on June 7, 2019.

Submitter: Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, UCalgary

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Inventures

120 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

Inventures is Western Canada’s most innovative platform, where inventors, investors and thought leaders come together to discover and share the latest in innovation, research, capital access, deal-making and experiential learning. Inventures 2019 features a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore keynotes, featured speakers, panels, and breakouts in the following programming tracks: Building Smarter Cities, Integrating the Artificial Mind, Blockchain Breakthroughs, Feeding a Hungry Planet, Health Systems for a Global Village, Greening a Blue Planet.

Submitter: Alberta Innovates

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Energy New Venture Competition at UCalgary

906 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1H9

The Energy New Venture Competition is Canada’s leading early-stage pitch competition dedicated to the advancement of emerging innovations for the energy sector. The single-day competition, hosted by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, is designed to introduce promising start-ups to an incredible network of investors and industry leaders, and offers a pitch training program led by Platform Calgary (formerly known as Calgary Technologies Inc). The Energy New Ventures Competition is open to seed-stage companies, budding entrepreneurs, researchers and students from around the globe.

Submitter: Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking

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University of Calgary Idea Exchange: Universities as Drivers of Innovation

10640 100 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1J1

Entrepreneurship and innovation help to fuel economic growth. The University of Calgary is a leader in the innovation ecosystem that will drive Alberta’s future. As we look into the future of Alberta’s economy, it is crucial that we focus on cultivating and empowering the next generation of innovative thinkers. President Ed McCauley welcomes UCalgary alumni, donors and friends living in Edmonton to join us on June 18, 2019 for a thought-provoking exploration into the role of universities as drivers of innovation. He’ll be joined by Chancellor Deborah Yedlin, who will lead a provocative conversation with notable technology entrepreneur and site lead for Creative Destruction Lab Rockies, Alice Reimer, BSc’99, MBA’03, about how a diverse research and learning environment can spark innovation.

Submitter: UCalgary Alumni

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2019 SingularityU Canada Global Impact Challenge Live Pitch Event

2700 Production Way #200, Burnaby, BC V5A 4X1, Canada

Finalist Live Pitch Event Be there when Canada's 2019 Global Impact Challenge (GIC) Winner is announced! Join us on Wed, May 29th in beautiful Burnaby, BC as we celebrate some of the best minds in Canada. Our esteemed judging panel, soon to be announced, will hear from the top 2019 SU Canada GIC finalists. The Finalists! The Finalists, selected from applicants from across Canada, will pitch their BIG idea to improve the lives of 1 million+ Canadians and beyond using exponential technologies. Come out to cheer them on! The Challenge The judges will choose from the finalists, Canada's next Exponential Leader to represent our country at SingularityU’s (SU) prestigious Global Startup Program (GSP) in the fall. The winner is guaranteed reserved admittance to the 12-month program with it's primary location at SU HQ at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. The Keynote Warming up attitudes toward Blockchain by teaching global leaders how exponential technologies can transform the lives of Billions. Hear from Anne Connelly, Blockchain Faculty, SingularityU on decentralization by harnessing blockchain.

Submitter: ReMAP Network

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2019 Killam Prize Ceremony

100 Rue Laurier, Gatineau, QC K1A 0M8, Canada

The Canada Council for the Arts Killam Prizes honour eminent scholars in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering. These outstanding scholars actively contribute to ground-breaking research and their advances have positive impacts on our lives. We will be honouring 2019 winners at an award ceremony on Tuesday, May 21st at the Canadian Museum of History, where they each receive a $100,000 prize. The Canada Council for the Arts and the Killam Trustees are proud to partner with Canadian Innovation Week and to welcome the Right Honourable David Johnston, 28th Governor General and Chair of the Rideau Hall Foundation, as Honorary Chair of the 2019 Killam Prize ceremony.

Submitter: Luiza Pereira

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CityStudio Abbotsford

32315 South Fraser Way, , , V2T 1W7, 32315 S Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 1X1

CityStudio Abbotsford is a partnership program between the City of Abbotsford and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and challenges university students to tackle civic issues and provide prototype solutions. CityStudio supports the launch of experimental projects as part of an immersive and innovative education experience where students and faculty connect with City staff to research, design, and implement projects through which they develop job skills, experience group processes, and network with sector experts.

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Air Conditioned Apiary Migration Unit

94-A, Nabha Rd, Krishna Colony, MaharajaYadvindra Enclave, Century Enclave, Majathia Enclave, Patiala, Punjab 147005, India

Migration of honey bee colonies is very important for enhancing production of honey and other bee products.In Punjab,beekeepers conduct long distance migrations depending upon the availability of flora in other state.This process is not only stressful for the honeybees but it is also fatal for long distance.About 10 to 20 percent honey bees are generally reported dead during such migrations due to heat,suffocation and other reasons related to damage to the honeybee colonies.The air conditioned(AC) and scientifically designed Apiary Migration Unit takes care of all this stress and has the potential in enhancement of apiculture profitability of the entrepreneurs tremendously. The scientific beekeeping for obtaining higher production of quality honey ,this innovation is likely to change the scenario of migratory beekeeping as with the help of this unit colonies with super chambers can be migrated with human ease and honeybees comfort.

Submitter: Manjeet kaur

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Air Conditioned Apiary Migration Unit

94-A, Nabha Rd, Krishna Colony, MaharajaYadvindra Enclave, Century Enclave, Majathia Enclave, Patiala, Punjab 147005, India

Migration of honey bee colonies is very important for enhancing production of honey and other bee products.In Punjab,beekeepers conduct long distance migrations depending upon the availability of flora in other state.This process is not only stressful for the honeybees but it is also fatal for long distance.About 10 to 20 percent honey bees are generally reported dead during such migrations due to heat,suffocation and other reasons related to damage to the honeybee colonies.The air conditioned(AC) and scientifically designed Apiary Migration Unit takes care of all this stress and has the potential in enhancement of apiculture profitability of the entrepreneurs tremendously. The scientific beekeeping for obtaining higher production of quality honey ,this innovation is likely to change the scenario of migratory beekeeping as with the help of this unit colonies with super chambers can be migrated with human ease and honeybees comfort.

Submitter: Manjeet kaur

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GoVenture World Global Business Game

Sydney, NS B1P 6J4, Canada

Part GAME. Part SIMULATION. Part MOOC. All EXPERIENCE. GoVenture World is the most authentic business management and entrepreneur training experience ever created. Gain real-world employment skills, have fun, and prepare for your own startup while competing and collaborating with players around the world in a global massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that’s not just a game — it’s real! Play for free at www.GoVentureWorld.com

Submitter: GoVenture by MediaSpark

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Youth Innovation Weekend 2019


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Youth Innovation Weekend 2019 is an 4-hours events where the youth generation come together to share ideas, form teams, build ideas, and launch social innovation in the community. it is a thematic focus to address community and young general education issues. The instructors bring 1 to 1.5 hour workshops straight to the classrooms with interactive demonstrations, activities, and take-home projects for students to create. Teachers can sit back, relax, and watch their students become engaged in the fun of science and engineering. The highly-trained Instructors will adapt each workshop to suit the individual strengths and challenges of each class. This year, we want participants to choose an innovation bucket they are interested in, and focus on a problem within that bucket to work on during the weekend event. Just like a traditional round-table weekend, these are your ideas to develop with a uniquely facilitated process to solve problems with education in our community. If your idea is one of the top two chosen to solve a education problem in the world, we will help you get your idea developed, launched, and implemented.

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Pitch@Palace Canada BC


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Pitch@Palace Canada 1.0 is part of a global platform that amplifies the work of entrepreneurs. Founded by HRH The Duke of York, KG in 2014, Pitch@Palace guides, helps and connects entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses with potential supporters, including CEOs, influencers, mentors and business partners who can help make their business dreams a reality.

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Pitch@Palace Canada BC


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Pitch@Palace Canada 1.0 is part of a global platform that amplifies the work of entrepreneurs. Founded by HRH The Duke of York, KG in 2014, Pitch@Palace guides, helps and connects entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses with potential supporters, including CEOs, influencers, mentors and business partners who can help make their business dreams a reality.

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Pitch@Palace North


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Pitch@Palace Canada 1.0 is part of a global platform that amplifies the work of entrepreneurs. Founded by HRH The Duke of York, KG in 2014, Pitch@Palace guides, helps and connects entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses with potential supporters, including CEOs, influencers, mentors and business partners who can help make their business dreams a reality.

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Muse the brain sensing headband

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Muse is a clinical grade EEG that gives you real time feedback on your meditation, to make meditation easy, accessible and data driven. 10M meditation sessions have been done with Muse. It has also been used by hundreds of researchers in hundreds of published papers to open a new frontier of neurotechnology.

Submitter: Ariel Garten

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Bidet Poof

270 3rd St W, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1G1, Canada

Make the cover of the bidet like a spray, so when people sit on the bidet, the odour spray into the bidet. It cause no bad smell comes to the air by pooping or peeing because the fresh air has already sprayed.

Submitter: Siamak (Majid) Kazimi

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Startup Canada Awards | British Columbia

Imperial Vancouver, Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Connect with those making impact in the Canadian entrepreneurship community during the 2018 Startup Canada Awards – British Columbia Region!

Submitter: Startup Canada

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Digital News Innovation: Transforming Press

661 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

Join Facebook Canada and the DMZ to discuss how innovative technologies are transforming how people create and access news.

Submitter: DMZ

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A Policy Magazine Working Lunch: Innovation

Rideau Club, Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada

A working lunch with welcoming remarks by The Rt. Hon. David Johnston followed by a Q&A with The Hon. Navdeep Bains.

Submitter: Policy

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Startup Canada Awards | Prairies Region

The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre by Canad Inns, Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Connect with those making impact in the Canadian entrepreneurship community during the 2018 Startup Canada Awards – Prairies Region!

Submitter: Startup Canada

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Meet the Faces of Canadian Innovation

The Global Centre for Pluralism, Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, Canada

The 2018 laureates of the GGIAs will have a candid discussion about the diverse and extraordinary landscape of innovation in Canada.

Submitter: Public Policy Forum

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Governor General’s Innovation Awards 2018 Ceremony

Ottawa, ON, Canada

The awards recognize and celebrate trailblazers who help shape our society and our future, and who inspire the next generation of innovators.

Submitter: The Governor General of Canada

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Youth Innovation Day (iDay)

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Front Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

iDay helps high school students understand and explore entrepreneurship, innovation and growing opportunities provided by innovation in Canada.

Submitter: JA Canada

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The Crosswalk Challenge

Rotman School of Management, Saint George Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Please join I-Think, Ashoka Canada, and students, their teachers, parents, principals and friends at I-Think's annual Celebration of Thinking!

Submitter: Ashoka Canada & the I-Think Team

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2018 Blueprint 2020 Innovation Fair

James Michael Flaherty Building, Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Come join thousands of public servants and learn about the innovative ways we are working towards becoming more networked and engaged.

Submitter: Government of Canada

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John Sweeney School’s Innovation Celebration

John Sweeney Catholic Elementary School, Activa Avenue, Kitchener, ON, Canada

We have worked hard to become a community of Innovators and our innovations are showcased at various locations around the school.

Submitter: John Sweeney Elementary School

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Drive Transformational Change

605 Rossland Rd E, Whitby, ON L1Z 0K7, Canada

The interactive exhibition celebrates our workplace of collaboration where staff are empowered to tap into their creativity and lead innovative change

Submitter: Innovation and Research Unit, Social Services Department, The Regional Municipality of Durham

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BLD Western Canada

775 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B3, Canada

We know B Corp is much more than a business assessment – it is a movement with the power to transform capitalism and create a better world.

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Robot Hackathon Competition

15543 Yonge Street, Aurora, ON

Sanbot Elph: Robotic Intelligence Possibilities - Hackathon and Design Thinking Sprint of Robots can enhance the customer experience for businesses.

Submitter: Samantha Mullings

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Orca Whale Watch Program by BC Air Guards

132 Menzies St, Victoria, BC V8V 2G5, Canada

This program is dedicated in providing specialized shipborne UAV training for marine mammal protection activities.

Submitter: Jacques LeClair

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True North

Kitchener, ON, Canada

True North Waterloo will bring together 2000 influencers, policy makers, hackers, and hustlers for crucial conversations about the future of tech.

Submitter: Canadian Innovation Space

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C2 – Transformative Collisions

Montreal, QC, Canada

C2 explores trends, opportunities, disruptions and major shifts on the horizon.

Submitter: Canadian Innovation Space

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#BCTech Summit

Vancouver, BC, Canada

#BCTECH Summit is Western Canada’s largest gathering of industry, academic researchers, government, and entrepreneurs.

Submitter: Canadian Innovation Space

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Western Canada Youth Showcase

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Make history with us as we celebrate, inspire, and showcase Western Canada’s brightest and most engaged young innovators aged 10-18.

Submitter: Canadian Innovation Space

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Power of Ideas Tour

Cambridge, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

Ottawa, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

Barrie, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

South River, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

New Liskeard, Temiskaming Shores, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

Red Rock, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

Dryden, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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Power of Ideas Tour

Fort Frances, ON, Canada

In this inspiring exhibition and presentation, students take a fun, hands-on approach to engaging with the process of science.

Submitter: Perimeter Institute

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