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Youth Book Awards Presentation

  • 20 Sep 2017
  • 10:00 AM
  • Ontario Science Centre

TORONTO (September 13, 2017) – It’s that time of year again! What better way to celebrate Science Literacy Week than by honouring excellence in science communication? On September 20, the Ontario Science Centre and the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC) honour Torontonian author Simon Shapiro for his outstanding contribution to science writing for youth. Shapiro will be presented the SWCC Youth Book Award for his book Faster Higher Smarter, which looks at the science behind inventions and improvements in sports – from swimming to basketball and skateboarding to wheelchair athletics.

Science Literacy Week (September 18 - 24) is a week-long celebration of science in Canada. This event is part of the Ontario Science Centre’s Science Literacy Week festivities.

What                                    Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC) Youth Book Award

Who                  Maurice Bitran, CEO, Ontario Science Centre
David McKay, Chair, SWCC Youth Book Award Jury
Simon Shapiro, SWCC Youth Book Award recipient


Special guests: Grade 5 and 6 students from Grenoble Public School


When                                     Wednesday, September 20, 2017

                                    10:00 a.m.                  Registration

                                    10:30 a.m.                  Formal remarks and award ceremony
                                    10:45 a.m.                  Author presentation and Q&A

Where                  Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON

Please enter via main lobby. (TV crews may enter via event entrance, off Gateway Boulevard.)