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Science Rendezvous

A free national one-day public festival of events that takes place annually, Science Rendezvous showcases the passion and importance of science and research. The primary audience for Science Rendezvous is families with children, but activities appeal to people of all ages.

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Children at Science Rendezvous

Science Rendezvous

  • engages and informs people of all ages about science and science literacy
  • encourages young people to think about scientific careers
  • allows universities and other scientific institutions to thank the public for their support
  • trains scientists to engage the public and make science accessible.

Science Rendezvous Kingston

Science Rendezvous is a public celebration of science, and a great opportunity to showcase the excellent research in science and technology being carried out at Queen’s University.

In the past, Science Rendezvous Kingston was held in May and it provided unique opportunities for learners of all ages to engage with physics, chemistry, geology, biology, astronomy and engineering. It involved faculty from three post-secondary institutions, graduate and undergraduate students, secondary school students and retirees in a collaborative effort to bring science to the streets of Kingston.

See our Science Rendezvous 2014 Program and Science@Home booklet. 

Chemistry magic at Science Rendezvous

Science Rendezvous 2014

Science Rendezvous Kingston 2014 will take place from 10:00-3:00 on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Rogers K-Rock Centre.

The 2014 participant list is still growing. For more information, contact community.outreach@queensu.ca.

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The City of Kingston Proclamation on Science Rendezvous Day

Science Rendezvous 2013

See our Science Rendezvous 2013 Program & Science@Home booklet.

2013 Participants

City of Kingston Science Rendezvous Proclamation

Science Rendezvous 2011

2011 Participants

  • Queen’s Centre for Neuroscience
  • Royal Military College (Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, & Physics)
  • Let’s Talk Science
  • Queen’s Chemistry Grad Students
  • Agnes Etherington Art Centre
  • Miller Museum of Geology
  • Queen’s Solar Design Team
  • St. Lawrence Energy House
  • The Montgomerie Lab
  • The Museum of Health Care
  • The Queen’s Phytotron
  • The Queen’s Observatory
  • The Aquatic Ecosystems Health Lab
  • The Pump House Steam Museum
  • The Maclachlan Woodworking Museum
  • Dr. Henk Wevers (Queen's Mechanical Engineering)
  • Dr. Philip Jessop (Queen's Chemistry)
  • Dr. Barrie Frost (Queen's Psychology and Biology)
  • Bob Macdonald (Host of Quirks & Quarks)
  • Dr. Joe Schwarcz (Mcgill Office of Science & Society)