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Toronto Reference Library, Bluma Appel Salon

789 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

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The 2017 Fleming Medal presentation & Lecture with Dr. Pierre Chastenay

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 it accessible to the public.

Dr. Chastenay's career has taken him from live presentations at the Planétarium de Montréal, to television, with Électrons libres,Téléscience and Le Code Chastenay, 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 PM. Medal Presentation promptly at 7:30 PM, with talk and reception to follow.

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