Welcome To Science Rendezvous

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Saturday, May 11 2024
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

University of Guelph-Humber
207 Humber College Blvd.,
Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L7

In person event with some virtual activities

Volunteer showing kids reindeer horns

What is Science Rendezvous

Science Rendezvous stands as Canada's largest annual science festival, and we're thrilled to be a part of it! Each year, the University of Guelph-Humber invites families from our community to join us for an inspiring day filled with creative science-based activities and enriching learning experiences. Powered by the innovation and enthusiasm of the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College students, we design and present these engaging activities to ignite curiosity and passion in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math).

Event Highlights

Come and enjoy interactive activities exploring science, engineering, and technology.
  • Come solve a crime with a virtual crime scene using VR equipment facilitated by the University of Guelph-Humber's Justice Studies program.
  • Explore the anatomy and function of the human body in our interactive displays and compare them to the anatomy of a computer.
  • Find out how high you can jump and learn about other physical fitness assessments with our Kinesiology program.
  • Learn about optical illusions and the human brain through interactive activities led by our Psychology program.
  • Join in an opportunity to learn about trees and plant life with guided tours at Humber's Arboretum.
  • Come explore the skies beyond in an immersive experience organized by Astronomy in Action in an indoor planetarium.

New this year...

Scout Troops and Girl Guides of all levels will have an opportunity to work on their personal achievement badges at the event this year. Each youth will be given an activity sheet to help guide them to interactive learning stations. The activity sheets are designed by fellow Scouts and Guides, and available to anyone interested.

FREE TechCollect & E-waste Drive

The University of Guelph-Humber is happy to support Let's Get Together's (LGT) TechCollect & Ewaste Drive. Everyone is encouraged to bring their unwanted, broken electronic technology equipment, and devices including laptops, computers, tablets, printers, TVs, and phones to the event. LGT will assess, refurbish, and/or recycle computers safely to redistribute them back to the community for ownership at no cost. Batteries and printer cartridges are also accepted.

The goal is to help those in need access to technology while protecting our planet. For more information visit techcollectdrive.ca

Volunteer with us

As a Science Rendezvous volunteer, you play a crucial role in shaping the festival's success. Your responsibilities include:

Why Volunteer with Science Rendezvous?

  • Collaborating with fellow students, faculty, staff, professionals, and community partners to create STEAM-based activities suitable for all community members, spanning across generations.
  • Presenting captivating STEAM content and activities during our one-day annual event.

What to Expect:

  • Commitment Period: Our journey kicks off in January, extending through to the grand event on May 11, 2024.
  • Activities & Meetings: Dedicate an average of 2-3 hours per week for planning, brainstorming, collaboration, and practicing content and activities.

Join us as we make Science Rendezvous 2024 an unforgettable experience for our community. Your passion and creativity will contribute to a day filled with exploration, learning, and fun!

Ready to be a part of the excitement? Sign up now and let's create STEAM magic together!