Science Rendezvous gives kids a chance to celebrate science
Science Rendezvous took place at Queen's University over the weekend, attracting people from all over Kingston. Participants explored 50 demonstrations and workshops at a variety of locations. Events included talks by Queen’s professors Barrie Frost and Phil Jessop and a lecture by CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks host Bob MacDonald. “The whole goal of this is to get people celebrating science. I think we have something for just about everybody,” says Lynda Colgan, associate professor and coordinator of the Community Outreach Centre in the Faculty of Education.
Praveen Jain (Electrical and Computer Engineering) – University professor chooses a better world over profit, on the Global National program Everyday Hero.
Jacalyn Duffin (History of Medicine) – The Canadian company selling drug to battle juvenile arthritis has stopped making it, in the Globe and Mail; the Catholic Church fast-tracks two early Quebec figures for sainthood, in the Catholic Register.
Christian Leuprecht (Political Studies) – A four-party meeting on the Ukraine is being held in Geneva, on CTV News Channel; Canada deploys CF-18s to Eastern Europe, on Sun TV.
Ken Wong (School of Business) – General Motors grapples with a recall scandal affecting older cars, in Maclean’s Magazine.