RCIS: 2017 Fleming Medal Presentation and Lecture with Dr. Pierre Chastenay

Pierre Chastenay
Photo of Dr. Chastenay courtesy Emile Tournevache, UQAM
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Meet one of Québec's most celebrated science communicators, Dr. Pierre Chastenay.

The Royal Canadian Institute for Science recognizes Dr. Chastenay’s outstanding contributions to the public understanding of science with the 2017 Fleming Medal.

The medal presentation is followed by a talk given by Dr. Chastenay about the work he does and what drives him to do it. This talk explores the importance of teaching science properly and making science accessible to everyone.

Dr. Chastenay’s career has taken him from live presentations at the Planétarium de Montréal, to television, with Téléscience, Le Code Chastenay and Électrons libres, to writing award-winning books and countless articles. Perhaps most importantly, he works tirelessly and efficiently to ensure science is taught well in school. Together, these accomplishments form an impressive list of achievements, made even more so by the fact that he does all of this while maintaining a professional interest in astronomical research.

With this award, The Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience) also recognizes the strong commitment to science outreach and the public understanding of science in Québec, an area in which Pierre’s work has shone and gone on to make a significant impact on science communication in Canada and beyond.

Since 1982, the RCIS Fleming Medal has recognized a Canadian who has made outstanding contributions to the public understanding of science. The medal is named for the co-founder of RCIS, Sir Sandford Fleming. Past winners include Ursula Franklin, Bob McDonald, David Schindler and Chris Hadfield.

Doors open at 7:00pm. Medal Presentation promptly at 7:30pm, with talk and reception to follow.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Tickets: Eventbrite
Organized by: The Royal Canadian Institute for Science
Location: Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON  M4W 2G8