Ontario Science Centre celebrates Science Literacy Week by honouring excellence in science communication

Faster Higher Smarter (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)

TORONTOSept. 13, 2017 /CNW/ – It’s that time of year again! What better way to celebrate Science Literacy Week than by honouring excellence in science communication? On September 20, the Ontario Science Centre and the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC) honour Torontonian author Simon Shapiro for his outstanding contribution to science writing for youth. Shapiro will be presented the SWCC Youth Book Award for his book Faster Higher Smarter, which looks at the science behind inventions and improvements in sports – from swimming to basketball and skateboarding to wheelchair athletics.

Science Literacy Week (September 18 – 24) is a week-long celebration of science in Canada. This event is part of the Ontario Science Centre’s Science Literacy Week festivities.


Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC) Youth Book Award


Maurice Bitran, CEO, Ontario Science Centre
David McKay, Chair, SWCC Youth Book Award Jury
Simon Shapiro, SWCC Youth Book Award recipient

Special guests: Grade 5 and 6 students from Grenoble Public School


Wednesday, September 20, 2017
10:00 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. Formal remarks and award ceremony
10:45 a.m. Author presentation and Q&A


Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON

Please enter via main lobby. (TV crews may enter via event entrance, off Gateway

SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

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