science_timmins_logoScience Timmins is getting some funding support.

They announced that they will receive a total of $127,500 over the next three years from NSERC’s PromoScience Program for hands-on activities and mentoring programs in natural and life sciences, engineering, technology and mathematics for young Canadians and their teachers.

Breaking it down, Science Timmins will receive $42,500 a year for the next three years for a portable planetarium to promote space Science and Canada’s role in space exploration in schools in Northeastern Ontario.

  • PromoScience, a program managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, offers financial support to a wide variety of organizations that motivate youth to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through the work of these organizations, budding scientists and engineers learn about scientific methods, meet role models and develop valuable critical thinking skills.
  • This year, PromoScience will support 66 organizations across Canada with an investment of $3.6 million.

“We are very fortunate to have excellent support from NSERC,” said Science Timmins President Antoine Garwah, “With this funding we will be able to purchase a portable planetarium that will allow us to give presentations in schools in all of Northeastern Ontario. This is the very first step in our ability to promote and teach students about Space Science and Canada’s role in space exploration.”

Vice-President Lorraine Cantin adds this money shows just how much the federal and provincial governments support them in doing science.