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Diving into museum work: The life of a summer intern
Aug 8, 2019
When I arrived in Ottawa about three months ago to work as an exhibition intern with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. My short time with the museum turned out to be more interesting and colourful than I ever could have imagined; I’ve conducted damage reports, gone “undercover” for an in-house investigation, and even built an airplane out of a pool noodle! But before I delve into everything, let me tell you the real reason I’m here. This internship has
Want to explore the deep sea? The secret is robots!!
Michelle Campbell Mekarski
Canada Science and…
Jul 19, 2019
Pitch darkness, near freezing temperatures, horrifyingly scary see-through monsters, and the weight of a couple hundred elephants crushing you to death. The bottom of the ocean is not exactly an easy place for humans to explore. But that doesn’t mean that we can just ignore the depths! The ocean is one of the final frontiers of exploration on Earth, and robots are the key to exploring and preserving it.
The Spanish Flu: Honouring Canada’s lost voices through digital storytelling
Northview Heights Secondary School
Jun 10, 2019
“Coordination, Capacity-Building, and Communication.” Not only is this the title for the Northview Heights students’ award-winning digital storytelling submission for the Recovering Canada contest about the Spanish Influenza; it also describes how we worked as a classroom community to put our entire project together. The educational approach Located in North York, Ontario, Northview Heights Secondary School is a culturally and ethnically-diverse school where many students study in specialized