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Science Rendezvous gets students excited about science

May 9, 2014 — 

Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum is encouraging Manitobans to attend Science Rendezvous, a nation-wide science and technology festival taking place this Saturday, May 10.

“With so many career opportunities in science, technology and trades here in Manitoba, our government is pleased to support educational opportunities that help students get excited about science and the possibility of careers in the science field,” said Minister Allum.

“Science Rendezvous makes science accessible with engaging, informative and interactive events that help students stay connected and engaged with learning.”

More than 150 volunteers are helping to organize the festival, which will include interactive displays, hands-on activities for kids, science shows, tours of research facilities and cutting-edge research.

“Science Rendezvous is a wonderful way to promote science awareness in Canada,” said Digvir Jayas, Vice-President (research and international) at the University of Manitoba.

“Bringing the public in to interact with scientists who can share their passion for discovery and innovation directly engages people on an individual basis and make them aware of the importance of science in today’s world.”

The festival creates awareness of the way science affects our daily lives, the Minister noted.

The Manitoba government is providing support of $5,000 for the festival.

Science Rendezvous events in Winnipeg are being held at the universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg. For more information go to http://www.sciencerendezvous.ca/2014/.

 

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