Taste

Hungry for an intimate space that will satisfy both your taste-buds and your thirst for the unexpected? Ravenous for a one-of-a-kind experience that promises to awaken both your senses and your imagination — and get you a tasting at one of Calgary’s finest restaurants as part of the deal?

Combining the best of local cuisine with intimate storytelling and the latest in scientific and performance research, Taste is a unique, tongue-tingling, palette-expanding experience for the adventurous food lover. Ghost River Theatre, in collaboration with Vertical City Performance, presents Taste, the second installment in their Six Senses Performance Series, designed to explore the theatrical potential of our senses. This workshop event will be performed at Calgary’s renowned River Cafe, featuring the remarkable creations of its celebrated Chef Andrew Winfield with Proprietor Sal Howell. Taste is presented with support of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts.

Concept and Creation: Eric Rose and Bruce Barton

Collaborators:  River Cafe Chef Andrew Winfield and Proprietor Sal Howell

Six Workshop Performances:

  • Thurs, Sept 17, Fri, Sept 18 and Sun, Sept 20 at 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm seatings (45-minutes)
  • Only 60 tickets are available for this event – 10 tickets for each sitting, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Audience Advisory: Please note this performance combines storytelling with the experience of tasting food. Taste is a sensory based performance where the audience will be blindfolded. It will not be a traditional meal, but rather a series of taste experiences that will be specially crafted by Chef Andrew Winfield for the performance. To add to the mystery, the tasting menu will remain a secret until all three evenings of performances are concluded. A Ghost River Theatre representative will contact you prior to this event to confirm your attendance and discuss dietary restrictions, if applicable. Tickets are extremely limited for this workshop event, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Taste

Hungry for an intimate space that will satisfy both your taste-buds and your thirst for the unexpected? Ravenous for a one-of-a-kind experience that promises to awaken both your senses and your imagination — and get you a tasting at one of Calgary’s finest restaurants as part of the deal?

Combining the best of local cuisine with intimate storytelling and the latest in scientific and performance research, Taste is a unique, tongue-tingling, palette-expanding experience for the adventurous food lover. Ghost River Theatre, in collaboration with Vertical City Performance, presents Taste, the second installment in their Six Senses Performance Series, designed to explore the theatrical potential of our senses. This workshop event will be performed at Calgary’s renowned River Cafe, featuring the remarkable creations of its celebrated Chef Andrew Winfield with Proprietor Sal Howell. Taste is presented with support of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts.

Concept and Creation: Eric Rose and Bruce Barton

Collaborators:  River Cafe Chef Andrew Winfield and Proprietor Sal Howell

Six Workshop Performances:

  • Thurs, Sept 17, Fri, Sept 18 and Sun, Sept 20 at 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm seatings (45-minutes)
  • Only 60 tickets are available for this event – 10 tickets for each sitting, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Audience Advisory: Please note this performance combines storytelling with the experience of tasting food. Taste is a sensory based performance where the audience will be blindfolded. It will not be a traditional meal, but rather a series of taste experiences that will be specially crafted by Chef Andrew Winfield for the performance. To add to the mystery, the tasting menu will remain a secret until all three evenings of performances are concluded. A Ghost River Theatre representative will contact you prior to this event to confirm your attendance and discuss dietary restrictions, if applicable. Tickets are extremely limited for this workshop event, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

The Science of Leadership (Workshop)

 

What are the scientific secrets of leadership?

In this Werklund Youth Leadership Centre workshop, students will discover the business, marketing, and psychology concepts that scientists are seeing among emerging leaders. Through hands-on activities, you as a student will come away with proven strategies for making an impact on the world around you. Brittany Harker Martin is the Director of the Werklund Youth Leadership Centre and uses Socially Empowered Learning to develop ethical reasoning and entrepreneurial spirit. Recommended for ages 14-16.

 

The Extinction Therapist

 

Clem Martini’s new script, The Extinction Therapist, takes a light-hearted look at what it is like for species that are facing extinction. Join this staged reading of the script, directed by Patrick Finn with professional performers and University of Calgary students in both onstage and off stage roles. This reading asserts that “story” is the most efficient form of information technology yet devised – and a powerful tool for education. Presented in collaboration with Alberta Playwrights’ Network.

 

 

Bionic Flier at the Calgary Zoo

 

You probably do it without even being aware of it – look to nature for creative inspiration. We’re not talking about colour and beauty here, we’re talking about creative problem-solving. In engineering, it’s called biomimicry. Join Beakerhead at the Calgary Zoo to see the world masters at biomicry, the automation firm, Festo Canada. The Enmax Conservatory will play host to gorgeous robotic flying creatures and their engineer makers. The Bionic Flier is sponsored by the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary.

Taste

Hungry for an intimate space that will satisfy both your taste-buds and your thirst for the unexpected? Ravenous for a one-of-a-kind experience that promises to awaken both your senses and your imagination — and get you a tasting at one of Calgary’s finest restaurants as part of the deal?

Combining the best of local cuisine with intimate storytelling and the latest in scientific and performance research, Taste is a unique, tongue-tingling, palette-expanding experience for the adventurous food lover. Ghost River Theatre, in collaboration with Vertical City Performance, presents Taste, the second installment in their Six Senses Performance Series, designed to explore the theatrical potential of our senses. This workshop event will be performed at Calgary’s renowned River Cafe, featuring the remarkable creations of its celebrated Chef Andrew Winfield with Proprietor Sal Howell. Taste is presented with support of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts.

Concept and Creation: Eric Rose and Bruce Barton

Collaborators:  River Cafe Chef Andrew Winfield and Proprietor Sal Howell

Six Workshop Performances:

  • Thurs, Sept 17, Fri, Sept 18 and Sun, Sept 20 at 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm seatings (45-minutes)
  • Only 60 tickets are available for this event – 10 tickets for each sitting, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Audience Advisory: Please note this performance combines storytelling with the experience of tasting food. Taste is a sensory based performance where the audience will be blindfolded. It will not be a traditional meal, but rather a series of taste experiences that will be specially crafted by Chef Andrew Winfield for the performance. To add to the mystery, the tasting menu will remain a secret until all three evenings of performances are concluded. A Ghost River Theatre representative will contact you prior to this event to confirm your attendance and discuss dietary restrictions, if applicable. Tickets are extremely limited for this workshop event, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Taste

Hungry for an intimate space that will satisfy both your taste-buds and your thirst for the unexpected? Ravenous for a one-of-a-kind experience that promises to awaken both your senses and your imagination — and get you a tasting at one of Calgary’s finest restaurants as part of the deal?

Combining the best of local cuisine with intimate storytelling and the latest in scientific and performance research, Taste is a unique, tongue-tingling, palette-expanding experience for the adventurous food lover. Ghost River Theatre, in collaboration with Vertical City Performance, presents Taste, the second installment in their Six Senses Performance Series, designed to explore the theatrical potential of our senses. This workshop event will be performed at Calgary’s renowned River Cafe, featuring the remarkable creations of its celebrated Chef Andrew Winfield with Proprietor Sal Howell. Taste is presented with support of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts.

Concept and Creation: Eric Rose and Bruce Barton

Collaborators:  River Cafe Chef Andrew Winfield and Proprietor Sal Howell

Six Workshop Performances:

  • Thurs, Sept 17, Fri, Sept 18 and Sun, Sept 20 at 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm seatings (45-minutes)
  • Only 60 tickets are available for this event – 10 tickets for each sitting, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Audience Advisory: Please note this performance combines storytelling with the experience of tasting food. Taste is a sensory based performance where the audience will be blindfolded. It will not be a traditional meal, but rather a series of taste experiences that will be specially crafted by Chef Andrew Winfield for the performance. To add to the mystery, the tasting menu will remain a secret until all three evenings of performances are concluded. A Ghost River Theatre representative will contact you prior to this event to confirm your attendance and discuss dietary restrictions, if applicable. Tickets are extremely limited for this workshop event, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Late Night Labs

Three hours, six stops, and probably the most memorable, hands-on tour you’ll ever take of several science labs.

Start at Container Bar at 1131 Kensington Road NW and then head up to the University of Calgary where you’ll be treated to delightful lab experiences! unnamed

Price includes shuttle bus, boxed gourmet dinner, dessert (you make it!), tour souvenirs, and ends with a beverage in a bioluminescent lounge! 18+

Magic Beakerhead bus, departure location is Container Bar in Kensington

Thurs, Sept 17 Two departures: 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm

Bionic Fliers

You don’t have to know anything about engineering to admire this beautiful flying robotic creature, called BionicOpter. If you do know a thing or two about engineering, you’ll be gob smacked. Take in a lunchtime demonstration of a flying robotic dragonfly from the masterful German automation company, Festo. This is the pinnacle of robot evolution! Presented by the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary.

Public welcome.

 

 

Bridge: Mobile Art Performances

 

Open your mind and senses! You may be lucky enough to encounter one of three mobile works of art, conceived and performed by graduate students and faculty members from the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts and Department of Art.

You may chance upon a three-person mobile audio unit moving through the crowds in downtown Calgary, or a performance troupe riding the CTrain between campus and City Hall, or other high-speed Internet collaborations between downtown and the campus.

Media Release: Festo BionicOpter creates buzz at Beakerhead

Festo’s ultra-light flight model BionicOpter will fly at Beakerhead’s science, technology, engineering and arts spectacle.

With the BionicOpter, Festo has applied the highly complex flight characteristics of the dragonfly to an ultra-lightweight flying object at a technical level. As technological leader and a learning company, the German based company will demonstrate how nature provides inspiration to kick-start innovation and create the automation technology of the future at this year’s Beakerhead, which is partnering with the University of Calgary and the Schulich School of Engineering.  Presentations of Festo’s Bionic Learning Network and the BionicOpter will take place throughout the week at the University of Calgary, during Beakernight and various school programs as well as at the Calgary Zoo. For a detailed schedule, please visit www.beakerhead.com.

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Schulich School of Engineering fuels the Beakerhead movement

The idea, the spark, the very notion of Beakerhead has a long story with many hands and minds coming together. But the fuel was to be found at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering. From fledgling idea to full blown collaboration, Beakerhead and Schulich have a love affair like no other. They continue their sponsorship of the Festo Canada events including this year’s Bionic Flyer (a.k.a. BionicOpter) at the University of Calgary and the Calgary Zoo, but their relationship and support extend into the teaching curriculum at the school as well.

When asked about the relationship, Dean Bill Rosehart says, “Beakerhead reflects a more powerful meaning of what engineering is and what it needs to be in the future.”

He explains that at Schulich design is integral to the program and introduced right from the beginning. However it is also the inclusion of team collaboration and the notion that “there’s never one solution” he thinks is key. Rosehart notes it is this diversity of community, both within the school and the Calgary community at large, that brings out the program’s strengths.

Last year Huffington Post columnist Gene Marks wrote in his blog post “6 Reasons Why You Should Be an Engineer”;

“To be an engineer you need a certain type of intelligence that you won’t find in a communications, government or economic major. You need to be creative like an artist, and detailed like an accountant. You need to be independent and self confident. You need math and science and programming skills. It’s a specialty that requires using both the left and right brains. Some people have it, that technical and creative predisposition. And some don’t. If you have it then you should major in engineering. Why? Because the world needs engineers.”

Well we couldn’t agree more. Don’t miss the Bionic Flyer at the University of Calgary on September 17 from 11:00 am – 1:00 (free, drop-in and everyone welcome) and then later at the Calgary Zoo September 18 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Zoo ticket entry applies). And if you see an engineer…show them some love!

Giant Walkthrough Brain

Due to popular demand – another showing is added!

Join Jay Ingram and the Free Radicals at The Giant Walkthrough Brain, an innovative and engaging project aimed at taking a live audience on a musically driven, three-dimensional virtual tour of the human brain – one of the most complex and fascinating organs in the human body. It is both a live theatrical performance and a multimedia project, including dramatic, computer animations accompanied by live, original music.
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Ghost River Theatre Presents Ray Bradbury’s Tomorrow’s Child

Would you rather live without sight or touch, hearing or taste? Which of our senses is the most important? The complex interaction between our inner selves and our perceptions of the outer world is the imaginative territory of Ghost River Theatre’s Six Senses Performance Series. The first installment is a new adaptation of sci-fi giant Ray Bradbury’s short story Tomorrow’s Child as a one-of-a- kind audio-only theatre experience presented to a blindfolded audience. This ain’t no radio play — the quirks of ’50s sci-fi are reimagined for a highly immersive sonic environment, created with the latest in sound technology.

Long-time Ghost River Theatre collaborator Matt Waddell and Ghost River co-artistic directors Eric Rose and David van Belle send you on an unforgettable sonic journey that has to be heard to be believed. Presented in partnership with the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts and Theatre Lab Performance Institute. Thursday to Saturday, with matinee and evening performances. 

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Showtimes (Duration 70 minutes)

Tuesday, September 9, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, September 10, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Thursday, September 11, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Friday, September 12, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Saturday, September 13, 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

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The Giant Walkthrough Brain

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE – SEPTEMBER 12 AND 13 SHOWS

In 1972, neurosurgeon Joseph Bogen argued that a giant walkthrough brain should be constructed. He imagined a 60 storey high building, a science museum of the human brain, built to educate large numbers of people by taking them on guided tours inside.

A giant walkthrough brain, as charming and audacious as it was, was never built. The cost makes it unlikely that a physical version will ever be erected, but modern computer technology and advances in computational human anatomy models provide another way: the exploration of a three-dimensional virtual human brain.

Fast forward to Beakerhead 2014 …

Jay Ingram and his band, The Free Radicals, will take you on a modern day “fantastic voyage.” This 90-minute performance takes a live audience on a musically driven, larger-than-life virtual tour of the human brain. Part science talk, part multimedia project, part musical adventure, this dramatic and original event has been developed with support from Dr. Christian Jacob and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary.

SOLD OUT

 

The Giant Walkthrough Brain

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE – SEPTEMBER 12 AND 13 SHOWS

In 1972, neurosurgeon Joseph Bogen argued that a giant walkthrough brain should be constructed. He imagined a 60 storey high building, a science museum of the human brain, built to educate large numbers of people by taking them on guided tours inside.

A giant walkthrough brain, as charming and audacious as it was, was never built. The cost makes it unlikely that a physical version will ever be erected, but modern computer technology and advances in computational human anatomy models provide another way: the exploration of a three-dimensional virtual human brain.

Fast forward to Beakerhead 2014 …

Jay Ingram and his band, The Free Radicals, will take you on a modern day “fantastic voyage.” This 90-minute performance takes a live audience on a musically driven, larger-than-life virtual tour of the human brain. Part science talk, part multimedia project, part musical adventure, this dramatic and original event has been developed with support from Dr. Christian Jacob and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary.

SOLD OUT

Startup Weekend: Beakerhead Edition

Fasten your seat belts, future entrepreneurs! This student-only Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that brings together designers, developers and business folk to create a startup. As a team you’ll form a company that combines creativity, science and engineering. All skill levels and backgrounds are welcome. Coaches are brought in to provide guidance and support. The event culminates in a final pitch to a panel of judges and the top three teams will be awarded with some pretty awesome prizes.

This event starts September 12 at 4:00 pm and runs continuously until September 14 at 9:00 pm. Now that’s stamina! 

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Ghost River Theatre Presents Ray Bradbury’s Tomorrow’s Child

Show runs September 9 to 13 at multiple showtimes

Would you rather live without sight or touch, hearing or taste? Which of our senses is the most important? The complex interaction between our inner selves and our perceptions of the outer world is the imaginative territory of Ghost River Theatre’s Six Senses Performance Series. The first installment is a new adaptation of sci-fi giant Ray Bradbury’s short story Tomorrow’s Child as a one-of-a- kind audio-only theatre experience presented to a blindfolded audience. This ain’t no radio play — the quirks of ’50s sci-fi are reimagined for a highly immersive sonic environment, created with the latest in sound technology.

Long-time Ghost River Theatre collaborator Matt Waddell and Ghost River co-artistic directors Eric Rose and David van Belle send you on an unforgettable sonic journey that has to be heard to be believed. Presented in partnership with the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts and Theatre Lab Performance Institute. Thursday to Saturday, with matinee and evening performances.

Hear more about Tomorrow’s Child…

Showtimes (Duration 70 minutes)

Tuesday, September 9, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, September 10, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Thursday, September 11, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Friday, September 12, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Saturday, September 13, 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

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Dark Night, Star Light Photography Exhibition

The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO) has launched the Dark Night, Star Light project in 2014, challenging photographers to expose the light pollution in Calgary and region. The purpose of the Dark Night, Star Light project photography contest is to provide education and resources for light pollution abatement with the aim of reducing the amount of artificial light in the City of Calgary and surrounding regions. Light pollution is any light that shines where it is not needed nor wanted.

In partnership with First Light Initiative and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Calgary Centre, the RAO is pleased to showcase the 2014 Dark Night, Star Light photographers at Studio C Gallery.

Dark Night, Star Light Photography Exhibition

September 10, 4:30 – 7:30 pm

September 11 & 12, 4:00 – 8:00 pm

September 13 & 14, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Ghost River Theatre Presents Ray Bradbury’s Tomorrow’s Child

Show runs September 9 to 13 at multiple showtimes

Would you rather live without sight or touch, hearing or taste? Which of our senses is the most important? The complex interaction between our inner selves and our perceptions of the outer world is the imaginative territory of Ghost River Theatre’s Six Senses Performance Series. The first installment is a new adaptation of sci-fi giant Ray Bradbury’s short story Tomorrow’s Child as a one-of-a- kind audio-only theatre experience presented to a blindfolded audience. This ain’t no radio play — the quirks of ’50s sci-fi are reimagined for a highly immersive sonic environment, created with the latest in sound technology.

Long-time Ghost River Theatre collaborator Matthew Waddell and Ghost River co-artistic directors Eric Rose and David van Belle send you on an unforgettable sonic journey that has to be heard to be believed. Presented in partnership with the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts and Theatre Lab Performance Institute. Tuesday to Saturday, with matinee and evening performances.

Hear more…

Showtimes (Duration 70 minutes)

Tuesday, September 9, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, September 10, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Thursday, September 11, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Friday, September 12, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Saturday, September 13, 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

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What Was He Thinking?

Unless you have been living under a rock, the Mars One mission has likely made you think. Maybe you’re thinking “who in their right mind would do that?” or perhaps the only thought is “sign me up!” Whatever’s on your mind, come ask all your burning questions from someone who might actually be going.

Meet Calgary engineer Zac Trolley who has been shortlisted for a one-way trip to Mars with the Mars One mission that will establish a permanent human settlement on the red planet sending groups of four every two years, starting in 2024. If you’re up for a peek inside the mind of a real life Mars (hopefully) colonist, join Zac along with Simon Engler – having just emerged from the real-life simulation on living on Mars (HISEAS) and Mark Stevenson, advisory board member on Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Earth Challenge.

Head down September 10th to the University of Calgary’s downtown campus from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm for a lively lunchtime exploration with people who know a thing or two about space and stretch your imagination to the possibilities available; the possibilities out there.

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By Stacey Ibach

PS. We love this response from Michael Belanger

Think about it: You have the opportunity to make history, to literally go where no man (or woman) has gone before, to provide huge insight for future manned missions, to visit an entire PLANET other than our own, and to forge a path against impossible odds and challenges.

That is beyond epic. Is it nuts? Yes. Absolutely. So was putting a man on the moon with computers less powerful than today's smartphones or building bridge in San Francisco that shouldn't have worked, but did.

History is full of "that should not have worked" and beating the impossible. It's what drives us. We're always seeking new stuff.

If anything, if I couldn't go, then I'd want front row seats to watching that rocket liftoff and being the guy in mission control at 2AM on a saturday, having spent nine months cooped up in an office, to hear those words:

"I'm on the surface."

Hell. Yes.

Make it so, number one!

Dark Night, Star Light

Capturing light pollution in Calgary and in the region could be a winning photograph and make positive change!

The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory launches the Dark Night, Star Light Photography Contest in the run-up to Beakerhead 2014.

The purpose of the Dark Night, Star Light Photography Contest is to raise awareness of present light pollution in our city and education and resources for reducing the amount of artificial light in the City of Calgary and surrounding regions.

Light pollution is any light that shines where it is not needed nor wanted. Light pollution is a phenomenon of twentieth century with increased development and Calgary is an example of the impact of high levels of artificial light. Light pollution can be decreased through efficient and mindful lighting equipment and design. The goal of this contest is to illustrate some areas where light pollution is evident and to encourage communities to work together towards solutions of light pollution reduction.

Dark Night, Star Light Photography Contest theme: Photos submitted should be themed around examples of how light pollution impacts astronomy, sleep, cultural sites, ecosystems, or wildlife. The photograph locations are limited to Calgary and the surrounding regions of the Foothills and Rockyview municipalities. Open for submission by any photography enthusiasts of 18 years old or older. First place $1,000 (cdn), second place $500 (cdn) and third place $250 (cdn) will be awarded along with seven honourable mentions, and the winners will be part of the Dark Night, Star Light exhibit at Studio C during the Beakerhead 2014. The photos will be judged by an independent five member panel.

Studio C is an award-winning collaborative art centre in downtown Calgary – a studio and gallery open to the public. The Centre opened in 2005 and continues to innovate through art, building diverse and inclusive communities.Studio C is an initiative of Prospect – a non-profit organization that breaks barriers and employs change to build a productive Alberta workforce.

What:                        RAO and Studio C, #502, 237 8 Ave SE, 5th floor Burns Building, Photography Contest

Who:                         Jennifer Howse, University of Calgary, Physics and Astronomy

Where:                     Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, on the east side of Highway 22, 2.4 km south of the Hwy 22 and Hwy 22x interchange

When:                       Photography Contest: July 1 to August 22, 2014

Exhibit at Studio C September 10 to September 30, 2014 during Beakerhead 2014

Details:                     www.ucalgary.ca/rao Contest Rules

Partners along with Beakerhead:

Cybermentor Science Rendezvous

Do you like hands-on science challenges? Want to spend a fun-filled afternoon with other girls like you, designing and creating an amazing invention, with the help of cool female science mentors?

Cybermentor will be joining with Science Rendezvous to host a hands-on workshop for girls where they will build a cool installation to be featured at Beakerhead this September!

WHO:     Any girls aged 11-18. Friends are welcome!
WHEN:   Saturday, May 10th, 12:30-4:30pm
WHERE: University of Calgary
COST:     none

*The first 30 girls to register receive a free Science Rendezvous t-shirt!*

Contact the Cybermentor Team at cybermentor@ucalgary.ca or 403-220-8283.

FAQ
Can my parents come?
Parents are welcome to either stay and participate in the workshop, or leave and pick their daughter(s) up at 4:30pm. Full supervision will be provided during the workshop by trained program leaders.
 Directions and Parking
Parking is available at the University of Calgary in Lots 10 and 11 ($6 single entry fee). The University of Calgary is also accessible by public transit. Detailed directions will be sent to all registered participants prior to the workshop.