Science in Canada’s North

Engaging New Audiences

The Foundation supports the dissemination of research not only within the field of scientific research and conservation, but also to audiences who otherwise may not have the opportunity to learn about issues that threaten their country’s northern landscapes. By engaging new audiences, more and more people will be motivated to take action around environmental issues and concerns facing Canada’s North.

Earth Rangers and their national Bring Back the Wild program helps to educate children and empower them to improve the environment, protect animals, and make a difference. Foundation support has enabled over one million children and their families to learn about the caribou, polar bear, and beluga whale, bringing a deeper understanding of northern species to new audiences.

Another way in which the Foundation sparks interest in the North is through a northern-focused Café Scientifique program. Run by the Canadian Association of Science Centres, these Cafés bring the public and scientists together to discuss environmental issues in the North and the changes that will ultimately affect us all.

Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

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The W. Garfield Weston Awards

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Weston Family Northern Scientist - Web Platform

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