Science Rendezvous

Science Rendezvous and Discovery Days cancelled their 2020 events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Science Rendezvous Winnipeg is part of a national celebration of science and discovery with over 300 events across 30 cities, in partnership with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)Science Odyssey. 

The event began in Ontario as a way to engage the public in the wonders of science and engineering. It has since grown to include more than 300 events across 30 cities, 10 provinces, and two territories across Canada.

The joy and enthusiasm of attendees and fellow volunteers has inspired UWinnipeg’s Dr. Tabitha Wood to volunteer with Science Rendezvous since the outreach program began in 2008. She has seen first-hand how important it is to engage the general public with scientific research and enhance scientific literacy.

“If Canadians can see the value in the research being done, they will continue to support its importance,” she said.

When Wood began volunteering with Science Rendezvous, she didn’t imagine she’d still be involved a decade later, but seeing support for the event spread across the country has been invigorating. A few years ago, she joined the board of directors, gaining new insight into the behind the scenes details that need to be worked out each year. Countless hours, and a lot of heart, go in to establishing the annual event.

“Something that has stayed the same from year to year is the unwavering generosity and enthusiasm of our volunteer students and faculty,” said Wood. “We always find scientists with energy and cool ideas for demonstrations.”

Find out more about Science Rendezvous.