Dear Queen's Graduate Students: We would like to draw your attention to Science Rendezvous Kingston, which is happening May 2nd to 7th, 2011. Science Rendezvous started in 2008 at the University of Toronto, and in 2011 will be a national event, with over 25 universities taking part across the country.
We are coordinating Science Rendezvous Kingston through the Faculty of Education's new Community Outreach Centre, together with Queen's, RMC, and St. Lawrence faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students and Kingston museum educators to bring Science Rendezvous to Kingston for the first time in 2011.
We have an exciting range of activities already confirmed for this week, including a public talk by Quirks and Quarks host Bob McDonald, a chemistry magic show by McGill Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz, and a screening of the movie Encounters at the End of the World together with Queen's "Students on Ice". The week will culminate with Science Rendezvous day itself on Saturday, May 7.On that day, there will be a wide range of hands-on, interactive science activities at the Faculty of Education, Queen's main campus, and Kingston museums. All activities are free, and open to all members of the public. Further details can be found on our website:
As well as to let you know about Science Rendezvous and what we have planned for the week, we would also like to invite any graduate students working in science-related areas to help out with SR. For instance, you could help to design and run an activity, you could help with SR organization and planning, or you could help out on the day. If you're interested or if you have any questions, please contact Terry Bridges (firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-453-2599).
Also don't forget to bring your kids along!