Canadian Science Writer's Association 2014 Annual Conference
Jun 5, 2014 to Jun 8, 2014
What do cyperspace, outer space, and behavioural space have in common? They’re all part of this year’s CSWA annual conference in partnership with the University of Toronto from June 5 to 8th.
Registration opens Thursday June 5 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at New College, University of Toronto. Two tours are being offered throughout the afternoon, within walking distance, for small groups of 15 people.
Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics: For many science writers, touring one of the world’s foremost “mouse houses” will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics (a partnership between Mount Sinai Hospital, Hospital for Sick Children, St. Michael’s Hospital) provides state-of-the-art mouse research facilities to scientists in Toronto, Canada, and worldwide, with the capacity to house approximately 100,000 mice. The TCP supports and conducts research involving the generation of mutant mice, physiological phenotyping, behavioural analysis, imaging, pathology, and cryopreservation for storage and distribution.
Access to the “mouse house” is limited at all times and security is stringent. This tour, which is offered by Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital, will start and end in the locker room, as all visitors must gown in scrubs throughout the tour. Pre-registration is required and total registration is capped at 36 participants.
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute: , part of the University Health Network, has one of the most technologically advanced rehabilitation research centres in the world. It is dedicated to revolutionizing rehabilitation and maximizing life for people living with the effects of disability, illness and aging–and to preventing injury by making homes, streets and workplaces safer. Toronto Rehab’s broad program of research involves: developing treatments and technologies to prevent injury and illness, and restore function to a high level; enhancing quality of life, participation and productivity; modifying the environment to improve accessibility; and, developing technologies to allow people to remain safely in their own homes.
Keynote: Ray Jayawardhana author of Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe will take us on a journey into the shadowy world of neutrinos and the colorful lives of those who seek them. Demystifying particle science along the way, Jayawardhana will share a detective story with cosmic implications. Ray Jayawardhana is the Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics.
For more information, or to view the rest of the program, visit the 2014 Conference website.
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