SOURCE: Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC

Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC

July 07, 2016 11:00 ET

Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC Partners With Science World on Canada 150th Community Outreach

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - July 07, 2016) - On Wednesday, June 29, Bryan Tisdall, outgoing President and CEO of Science World British Columbia, and John Leech, CEO of ASTTBC, formalized a Letter of Intent to Collaborate. This collaboration between ASTTBC and Science World will deliver innovative community outreach activities across the province to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in 2017.

Building on the Canada-wide celebration of innovation, ASTTBC and Science World will jointly develop and deliver innovative educational resources and community outreach activities. From January to June 2017, the partners will visit communities throughout BC, highlighting local community innovation and leaving a meaningful and lasting impact across the Province.

"Science World is pleased and proud to be expanding our outreach in a celebration of innovation as part of the Canada 150 festivities," said Bryan Tisdall. "Together with ASTTBC and its members across the Province, we will work to profile innovative science and technology that lives in local communities."

"Exciting minds, both young and old, of the wonders of science and technology is one of the services a self-regulating body like ASTTBC can provide to the people of British Columbia," said John Leech. "Enhancing awareness of how science is at work in everyday life is a hallmark of Science World. Our two organizations collaborating on this Canada 150th initiative is a natural fit."

About Science World

Science World British Columbia is a charitable organization that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership throughout our province.

About ASTTBC

Established in 1958, the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia is the voice of Technology Professionals in the province. ASTTBC is focused on achieving professional recognition for technologists, technicians and technical specialists. The Association's mission is to serve the public by regulating and supporting Technology Professionals' commitment to a safe, healthy and sustainable society and environment.

For more information, http://www.asttbc.org

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Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Jason Bosher
    Communications Coordinator
    Tel: 604.443.7470
    Email: jbosher@scienceworld.ca

    John Leech, AScT, CAE
    Chief Executive Officer
    Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia
    Tel.: 604.230.5827
    Email: jleech@asttbc.org