Science Borealis

Science Borealis
Science Borealis

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Science and Social Impact

 I love science (I said that before, and will say it again...)
But I also appreciate that there are a lot of people, children and adults alike, that get much less opportunities to enjoy science than others.

I am currently leading a team of Pueblo Science in a funding competition for students.
Our idea - provide FREE Science after school programs to children who cannot afford to.
And just to put a number in your head - there are more than 60,000 children bellow poverty line living in Toronto alone. So just think how much we can accomplish...

I'll keep you posted as the competition nears, since we have several workshops ahead before the final date (see bellow) when the idea is put to the challenge against 9 other teams.

Wish us luck 

SAVE THE DATE | March 21, 2013
The ideas are amazing! And the stakes are high!
Witness the art of pitching…Network in the SI space…Get an early look at some promising social ventures….See some excellent examples of cross-sector partnerships working to address some of Ontario’s most pressing challenges.
You are invited to come and watch some of Ontario’s most promising young entrepreneurs pitch their social innovation ideas to a panel of esteemed judges.

From 37 competition entries, ten entrants have been given a chance to work directly with one of OCE’s experienced Business Development Managers in coordination with a MaRS Advisor, participate in a series of MaRS Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops and develop a business plan. On March 21, they will make their pitch. Up to four finalists will win up to  $20,000 each and, along with the other six semi-finalists, receive a one-year Community Membership with all of its perks and benefits to the Centre for Social Innovation.
This event will also showcase the 15 socially innovative projects funded under OCE’s Social Innovation Partnership Challenge in 2011/2012
Registration opens February 1, 2013.  Invitation to follow.
Seating is limited.


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