Cambrian College Hosts Guinness World Record Challenge

Posted on Tuesday October 15, 2013

On Friday, October 18, Cambrian College will be hosting more than 60 high school students from Lasalle Secondary School as they take part in a national Guinness World Record attempt.

Last year, 13,701 Canadians in 88 locations set a record for the Largest Practical Science Lesson.  That record will be challenged by participants at sites across Canada on Friday who will take part in the same science lesson and three experiments involving flight.

Locally, the activity will take place inside Cambrian’s eDome at 1 p.m. It will last 30 minutes, and it will be recorded on video.

“Canada’s Guinness Record challenge was a huge success last year, and we’re so excited to take part here at Cambrian,” said Alison Ross, Cambrian’s Site Coordinator for the Let’s Talk Science program.  Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable outreach organization that creates and delivers programs and services that engage children, youth, and educators in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Cambrian coordinates Let’s Talk Science activities throughout the year to generate excitement and interest in STEM, including this year’s Guinness Record challenge.

The event also kicks off Canada’s national Science and Technology Week.

Members of the media are invited to attend, but there will be access restrictions at the time of the experiment to comply with Guinness rules. Please call at least a few hours in advance to arrange for photos, video, or interviews.

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Contact:
Lynn Bulloch
Communications Officer
College Advancement
(705) 566-8101, extension 6375
lynn.bulloch@cambrianinternational.ca

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Teddy Bear Campaign Launched in Support of Childhood Cancer Research

Posted on Tuesday October 15, 2013
Cambrian College Police Foundations students will be canvassing local businesses, collecting donated Teddy Bear packages to be put up for auction and adoption.

Thursday, October 10, marked the campaign launch of the seventh annual Teddy Bear Picnic Auction, a student-led event that has raised more than $55,000 for childhood cancer research since its inception. For the next five …

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