Canadian Chemistry Contest 2018

Physical Science 20 and Chemistry 30 teachers!

If you have some promising chemistry students in grade eleven consider having them participate in the 2018 Canadian Chemistry Contest. Details and information below!

– Logan Petlak


Dear Fellow Chemistry Teacher:

My name is Andrew Chan; I am a lab instructor with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Regina and the District Coordinator for Saskatchewan for the Canadian Chemistry Contest.  I am writing to invite the chemistry students in your school to participate in the 2018 Canadian Chemistry Contest (CCC) and Canadian Chemistry Olympiad (CCO) National Selection Exam. The 2018 CCC and CCO National Selection Exam will be held on April 16th, 2018.

The CCC and the CCO National Selection Exam are a nationwide contest aimed towards the top 10% of high school students in their penultimate year (typically Grade 11). The national winner as well as the top three regional winners are recognized and receive a cash prize.

The CCC is a multi-part contest consisting of multiple choice and written response questions.  The CCO National Selection Exam is written as part of the national team selection process.  The selection exam consists of the same multiple choice test as the CCC in additional to a different written response questions than the CCC.  Either test is completed in 2.5 hours, or 4 hours if students wish to complete both the CCC and CCO parts of the exam.

If you would like to have more information, I have attached two documents that provide more detail about the contests.
<In English: E4 Invitation and Registration InformationE5 Information Letter to Teachers >
<In French:  F4 French Invitation and Registration InformationF5 French Information Letter to Teachers >

If you wish to register your school for the contest, you may visit the following website to register.

http://www.cheminst.ca/outreach/canadian-chemistry-contest

Looking forward to seeing your students participate in the contest.

Andrew Chan
Lab Instructor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Regina
306-585-4276
andrew.chan@uregina.ca

EYES (Educating Youth in Engineering and Science)

If you’re a Grade K-9 Science Educator wanting to participate in a science and engineering workshop alongside EYES, based out of the University of Regina, give the information below a look!

(Here’s a paper registration sheet if you don’t want to do a digital registration) – EYES-Workshop-Paper-Registration-Form
-Logan Petlak


Hi,

My name is Ashlee and I am the new assistant coordinator at EYES (educating youth in engineering and science). As you may know, we are a non profit science and engineering outreach program run out of the University of Regina. In May and June we run workshops all around Saskatchewan where we do fun hands on activities to engage youth in engineering and science fields. I have attached our workshop package (Workshop Package 2018) and workshop calendar (workshop calendar 2018 (1)) along with our paper and digital registration forms (Digital Workshop Registration Form 2018). Attached is also an information letter for the principals (Principal Letter 2018).

Thank you and have a great day!

Ashlee Sandiford
EYES Assistant Coordinator | Faculty of Engineering | University of Regina | S4S 0A2
phone: (306) 585-5209 | fax: (306) 337-3137 | http://eyes.uregina.ca


 

The Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program Application 2018

The Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program is accepting applications until February 28th, 2018!

“Increasing the number of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students graduating from science and engineering programs in Canada.”

Information below!


The Verna J  Kirkness Science & Engineering Education Program keeps growing.  In addition to UBC, U of Sask and U of Manitoba there will be three more universities involved in 2018 including the U of Calgary, Univ of Ottawa and the First Nations University of Canada.  Dalhousie and McGill continue to show great interest and may be on board for 2019.  We are also exploring possible partnerships with U Vic, SFU and UNBC.  In 2017 the Foundation also received funding of $500,000.00 from the Sisters of St Ann to establish and endowment fund for the Verna J Kirkness Foundation.

The deadline is February 28th so the sooner the students  apply the better.  The First Nations University of Canada will run April  29 – May 4 2018 and the U Sask program will run  May 6-11, 2018.  The details and dates for the other programs are on the website at

http://www.vernajkirkness.org/

 

Announcement circulated to teachers, schools, and divisions:

The Verna J. Kirkness Education Foundation(www.vernajkirkness.org), a registered Canadian charity, started this program in 2008 with the goal of increasing the number of First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students graduating from post-secondary programs in science and engineering. In 2018, we will offer 100 FNMI grade 11 students from across Canada a full scholarship to participate in the Program for a week in May. The program will be offered at 6 universities: UBC, University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, University of Manitoba, University of Ottawa and First Nations University of Canada. They will do research, meet Elders at the Indigenous Student Centre and experience what it would be like to attend a university. The application for the program and videos of students talking about their experience can be found at the website: www.vernajkirkness.org. The criteria used to select students is their essay explaining why they would like this opportunity and a reference from a teacher or councilor indicating that this experience could be a strong motivator for the student to complete grade 12 and consider post secondary studies.

 

The foundation web site has videos and testimonial from students and faculty mentors. A 2017 video made by UBC can be seen on YouTube and Facebook:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8AROm7KQOA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuDqQHuv_VE. Here is another one made by students from High Prairie Alberta:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuDqQHuv_VE.
I have attached the 2018 brochures are available on the website. There is also the opportunity for teachers to volunteer as chaperones for the week but this is not required for your students to be accepted. The students live in residence and are chaperoned at all times either by their faculty mentor or a teacher chaperone. I have also attached a brief bio of Dr. Kirkness. <Available here: Bio Dr. Verna J. Kirkness 2018>

We would like to have applications from as many Saskatchewan school boards as possible as this will provide an incentive to partner with more  universities. All of the application information which is now available in both English and French is on the web site(www.vernajkirkness.org).

Kindest Regards

Pat Lauzon
(604) 536-3804 (h)
(604) 828-8049 (c)
pl58@hotmail.ca

PD: 3rd Annual Physics Colloquium

Attached in the link below is a copy of this form for the 3rd Annual Physics Colloquium – Logan

3rd Annual Physics Colloquium

Fields in physics: gravitational, electromagnetic, and quantum.

At the Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Department of Literacy and Adult Education, Regina Campus

When: April 27, 2018, 9:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Room TBA, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus
Who: Dr. Martin Beech

Description

The session will deal with the following topics: Concept of fields, field theory and the meaning of field strength; Gravitational field in Newtonian physics; Gravitational field in Einstein’s physics; Electric and magnetic field; Electromagnetic field and Maxwell’s Equations; Concept of fields in modern physics

The session will be a mixture of lecture style presentation and group discussion to explore the conceptual aspects of fields in physics. Efforts will be made to provide as many examples as possible for solving problems using the concepts of fields in physics.

No advanced knowledge of mathematics will be assumed, but knowledge of basic mathematics will be helpful.

Registration                        (deadline: April 18, 2018)

Name:  _____________________________      Phone/E-mail: ______________

Dietary Restriction: ________________________________________________

Cost: $160 (lunch is included).

Contact Person: Afroze Naqvi, Regina, 306-775-7489, afroze.naqvi@saskpolytech.ca; Blair Proctor, Lloydminster, 780-875-5513, blair.proctor@lpsd.ca; Chris Buzinski, 306-229-6455, CBuzinski@gscs.ca

Please e-mail the registration to Afroze Naqvi, afroze.naqvi@saskpolytech.ca   Fax: 306-775-7768

VISA or MasterCard payments can be made by phoning Accounting office at:  306-775-7452 or 306-775-7336

IF AN INVOICE IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION TO PROVIDE PAYMENT, PLEASE COMPLETE:

Name of Organization:  _________________________________________________________________

Address:  _______________  City/Town _____________   Province: ____ Postal Code ______

Attention:  __________________       E-mail address for invoices:  __________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

For Sask. Polytechnic Accounting Office Coding Purposes Only for $160 Payment:
Invoices:
WQ74                      $152.38                TFAMISC  WQ74      $152.38
                WGR5                      $    7.62                                   WGC2      $     7.62 

SAIT Programs, Resources and Nuclear Medicine Technology Career Info!

The following are excerpts from email from Adam Thurston of SAIT encouraging you to look into resources and opportunities available through SAIT, specifically their Nuclear Medicine Technology program!

Attachments:
SAIT Health and Public Safety Programs Brochure 18-19
S2017-07-00187-Nuclear Medicine Technology-Info Sheet

Check it out!
– Logan


[Good afternoon,

I’d like to first introduce myself. I’m the marketing and communications specialist at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology(SAIT) for the School of Health and Public Safety.]

[The reason I’m reaching out to you today is we have a number of programs offered at SAIT that have interprovincial agreements in place offering reserved seats for residents of Saskatchewan.]

[We are looking for additional ways to ensure that individuals in Saskatchewan are aware of these opportunities and disseminate information within the province [for] individuals who are looking at the career options available to them. In particular our Nuclear Medicine Technology program.

We have a number of materials that can be provided in soft copy versions, which I’ve included here, and would be happy to share hardcopy versions should you want this format.

Thank you,

Adam Thurston
Marketing Specialist

School of Health and Public Safety
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Senator Burns Building, NL110
1301 – 16 Avenue NW, Calgary AB, T2M 0L4
403.284.7333
adam.thurston@sait.ca

]


 

Global Learning in AG Conference (Online)

We would love to help “spread the word” about this professional development opportunity with the goal of “tearing down” barriers to teachers advancing global learning in agriculture:  #GLAG18: Cultivating Global Learners.  Our keynote should be great, “Transforming Global Agriculture Through Youth Engagement” with Appiah Boateng, founder and Executive Director of 4-H Ghana, and Trent McKnight, founder of AgriCorps. You might enjoy this short clip from Trent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAuD-9CEzdQ

This is our third year of the conference in an online format. You can search #GLAG17 or #GLAG16 on Twitter to get a feel for past “feeds”.

I want to  make sure you are aware of two things:

1)      We want to learn from you! Submit presentation proposals.

  1.       We are soliciting sharing of scholarship and best practices for advancing the dialogue around Global Learning and participants have two options for dissemination of their innovation and research: synchronous or asynchronous. Submissions are really simple and are due on November 15th. Truly, this is for ANYONE passionate about global engagement in agriculture. All levels of educators are welcome (secondary and post-secondary). This is a non-discipline specific, unbiased sharing of scholarship of research and creative accomplishment and scholarship of teaching and learning.  You can learn more here: http://aese.psu.edu/teachag/global/global-learning-in-agriculture-conference/request-for-applications

2)      Sharing is Caring.

  1.       I know when you find something it awesome, the only thing that makes it better is sharing with someone else! There is a limited availability for the awesome Conference-in-a-Box! Please personally invite friends and colleagues that you think would be interested J: http://www.cvent.com/events/global-learning-in-agriculture-conference-glag18-/event-summary-daa92625b5034d9c816e30f57cd6a9f0.aspx .

Feel free to call or email if you have questions or would like additional information!

Daniel

Daniel D. Foster, Ph.D.
Student Teacher Coordinator
Penn State Teach Ag!
@FosterDanielD
(c) 814-753-2102
(o) 814-863-0192
211 Ferguson Building
University Park, PA 16802


Previous Recordings of the conference are available here:

2016 conference recording

2017 conference recording

Zero Waste Planet Protector Academy in SK

TD Friends of Environment Foundation has paid for teachers in Saskatchewan to receive the Planet Protector Academy: Zero Heroes teaching resource, at no cost to schools! Can you please forward this email to your Grades 2-7 teachers?

Planet Protector Academy: Zero Heroes 

A fun, engaging teaching resource on waste & consumption issues that supports curriculum outcomes for Grades 3-6.

Fully funded (no cost!) to teachers in Saskatchewan, the Zero Heroes resource helps you:

  • Meet Saskatchewan curriculum outcomes for Grades 3-6 in arts, science, language and social studies
  • Save time with 6x1hr pre-planned lessons – no training required
  • Engage diverse learners through a fun arts-based and interdisciplinary approach

Sign up for your class @ http://planetprotectoracademy.com/in/saskatchewan
Want to know more? Check out the two-minute video for a quick overview!

 

PDF (CL_PPA-ZH_Canada_Saskatchewan_Grades_3-6) of Outcome(s) it targets!

Pandas: The Journey Home

Pandas: The Journey Home

Free Teacher Preview!

4pm-6pm Tuesday, October 17th

YOU’RE INVITED TO
The Kramer IMAX Theatre

National Geographic Presents: Pandas: The Journey Home

Register Now

Sign in at the IMAX lobby, then explore the exhibit floor and preview teacher resources and workshops related to the film. Then, we’ll serve you some light refreshments and start the movie at 5:00pm.  Of course, it’s completely free for you!
Learn more about Pandas: The Journey Home here>>

This evening is for teachers and student teachers only. No guests or children will be allowed entry. Pre-registration is required.

Contact Peg at 306-791-7943, 1-800-667-6300 ext 3, or bookings@sasksciencecentre.com to register.

Resource: Animals at Risk From Climate Change Poster

Global Education Project

To see the additional components of the poster in detail, or to order, please visit:
www.theglobaleducationproject.org/climatechange

For more information,
contact Melanie at: mm@theglobaleducationproject.org
Phone: 206-261-1453

Additional Info – Contact:
info@theglobaleducationproject.org

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Full pdf available here –> _animals at risk+

Classroom Opportunity: Fish Market Survey by Let’s Talk Science

 

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The PDF is available here –> FISH MARKET SURVEY Information-Sept2017!

More Information: Fish Market Survey Action Project

Last Year’s Data: Fish Market Survey Results 2017

Register online

Want to know more? Contact: educators@explorecuriocity.org