MONTRÉAL, April 4, 2017 – From Sherbrooke to Chibougamau, Gatineau to the Magdalen Islands, the 12th edition of the Quebec-wide science festival 24 Hours of Science is finally here! The program is now available on line. From the 12th to the 13th of May, both young and old can participate in more than 360 activities taking place at more than 200 places throughout the province: science bars, exhibitions, astronomical observations… there is something for everyone! The CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center is proud to be part of this 12th edition. On May 13, 2017, from 1:00-5:00 pm, join us for an exciting afternoon during the Dig into the fascinating world of research exhibition. Discover how innovative research and advanced techniques at CHU Sainte-Justine will transform the care of tomorrow.
The 2017 edition offers a program for you to explore the world of tomorrow, to get fully involved in science projects and to talk about innovation! All domains of science are included: biology, chemistry, mathematics, health, the humanities, etc. Each activity is an opportunity to discover new things and to meet with passionate specialists and presenters. With a user-friendly search engine on our website www.science24heures.com, it is easy to sort activities by region, theme or type. The festival, organized by Science pour tous and recognized by UNESCO, is also a part of Science Odyssey, a nation-wide event hosted by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Theme: Science and Fiction. In this early 21st century, everything has sped up: the discovery of new scientific knowledge, the development of new technologies, the method of transport, the circulation of information, the exploration of space, our understanding of the universe, and more. What appeared to be imagination or science fiction 50 years earlier has or is on the verge of becoming reality: cloning, the exploration of Mars, genetic therapy, nanorobots, and—yes—touch screens. Science and technology are all around us, yet still hold many surprises for us in the future. Surrounded by waves of disinformation, take part in 24 Hours of Science to discern truth from falsehood, science from fiction.
The spokespeople for the event are Marie-Pier Elie, a science journalist, and Dominique Berteaux, the Canada Research Church in Northern Biodiversity from the l’Université du Québec à Rimouski. For them, “science guards us against obscurantism, a task more important than ever. Not only that, science never ceases to amaze.”
Science pour tous – A private non-for-profit organization, Science pour tous gathers proponents for a scientific and technical culture in Quebec. The 24 Hours of Science is a flagship event of the organization. The festival is supported by major partners such as le Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).