Canada Science and Technology Museum

Canada Science and Technology Museum

October 15, 2010 08:00 ET

The Governor General of Canada Will Launch National Science and Technology Week at Exhibition Opening

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2010) - On Friday, October 15, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada will launch National Science and Technology Week 2010 at the opening of the new exhibition, Echoes in the Ice: History, Mystery, and Frozen Corpses, at the Canada Science and Technology Museum at 4:30 p.m.

National Science and Technology Week is a celebration of the significance of Canada's science and technology heritage, the importance of science and technology in today's world, and Canada's ongoing role as a world leader in innovation. This year's theme is Curiosity to Understanding: Past, Present and Future.

"Science powers Canada's economy and vitality," said the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology). "The Government of Canada applauds initiatives such as National Science and Technology Week that will inspire and develop the next generation of Canadian scientists and shine a spotlight on this compelling aspect of our national identity."

National Science and Technology Week is a celebration of science and technology by over one hundred participating organizations, including government, industry, educators, and science outreach along with thousands of individual Canadians across the country.

"We are thrilled to launch National Science and Technology Week here at the Museum," said Denise Amyot, President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. "As keepers of Canada's scientific and technological collection, we encourage all Canadians to engage with their scientific and technological past, present and future." 

The new exhibition, Echoes in the Ice examines Arctic exploration past and present, profiles the explorers involved in the search for the Northwest Passage, and decodes the mysteries of the lost Franklin Expedition of 1845. This exhibition is produced by Gone West Productions Ltd., in partnership with the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The exhibition will be on public display until March 20, 2011.

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Sharing Canada's rich collections of objects related to transportation, natural resources, communications, space, energy, manufacturing, and industry, the Canada Science and Technology Museum helps Canadians explore the rich connections among science, technology, and culture. Visit sciencetech.technomuses.ca or call 613-991-3044.

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