Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto

    The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, and Discover the Universe -- a national, bilingual program to support the teaching of astronomy in schools -- invite you to attend and participate in a FREE one-day astronomy workshop for schoolteachers.  The focus will be on the grade nine level, but all interested teachers and education professionals are welcome.

    When/WhereSaturday April 28, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm on the University of  Toronto St. George Campus, 50 St. George Street.  Note: the workshop venue is not wheelchair accessible.

    The workshop will include curriculum-connected science mini-talks and discussions, a planetarium show, classroom activities and resources, free materials to take back to your classroom, lots of time for questions and discussion, and a chance to talk with astronomers and education specialists.

    For more information, and to register, free of charge, go to: http://discovertheuniverse.ca/workshop/astronomy-workshop-in-toronto-2018/

    Discover the Universe (discovertheuniverse.ca) is sponsored by the Dunlap    Institute, and the Canadian Astronomical Society.

    • 05 May 2018
    • U of Toronto

    We are reaching out to Physics educators to identify top female Grade 11 Physics students to take part in our fourth annual Young Women in Engineering Symposium.

    This free Symposium will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018 and will feature:

    • A keynote address from a leading female scientist or engineer
    • Hands-on workshops
    • An Engineering myth-busters panel
    • A luncheon with current engineering female students


    Kindly ask your school’s Science Head to please share the application link below with up to three of their top Grade 11 female students (note that students must be entering their Grade 12 year in September 2018 and be planning on taking Grade 12 Physics):


    Students interested in participating in the Symposium are asked to complete their application by Monday, March 26, 2018. Due to limited space, we may not be able to accommodate all applicants, and so we will confirm their participation through e-mail by mid-April.

    Please contact Micah Stickel  (m.stickel@utoronto.caor Jessica Chow (jessica.chow@ecf.utoronto.caif you have any questions.

    • 10 May 2018
    • 12 May 2018
    • Western University
    • 18

    Register here for overnight accommodations at Ontario Hall for the 2018 OAPT conference. 

    Ontario Hall: $30/night, subsidized by OAPT (includes tax, hot breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi). Ontario Hall offers furnished, semi-private suites, featuring two lockable bedrooms (1 person per bedroom), one washroom and a large storage closet.  Full details on Western's website here 

    Registration for the conference itself is here

    • 10 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 12 May 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Western University, London, Ontario

    Physics at The Boundaries

    Join us at the Physics and Astronomy Building at Western University for our 40th annual conference. The theme this year is Physics at the Boundaries, exploring the role that physics plays when it meets up with mathematics, technology, simulations, games, philosophy, and improv. We have a great selection of hands-on, practical workshops that will help you with your teaching and many award-winning presenters.

    View the conference web page.

    Please send any registration inquiries to Greg Macdonald

    • 11 May 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Western University

    Register here for a table at the OAPT conference. 

    The exhibit area welcomes vendors, non-profit charitable organizations, and academic institutions to showcase science educational resources and services. The exhibit area is located in a central location where coffee and lunch breaks will be held. Break times are extended for teachers to visit exhibitors and vendors (conference schedule to follow).

    The exhibit area will include one 8' x 2.5' table at a cost of $250. One extra table can be obtained for an additional $100. Non-profit, charitable organizations will not be charged a fee. Organizations who are identified sponsors of the OAPT Conference will not be charged a fee. The Exhibit area will be set up for Friday May 11, 2018 only. Set up will be made available by 7:00 am, with participants arriving by 8:30 am. The day ends officially at 5:00 pm. You may stay until 5:30 pm, if desired.

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