Ontario Science Centre: Scenic Science on the Waterfront: Picture a Scientist at Ontario Place

Picture a Scientist
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us at West Commons at Ontario Place on Thursday, August 27 for an outdoor screening of Picture a Scientist, a compelling documentary.

Science is full of brilliant minds and unique perspectives. But what happens when some minds are valued more than others, some voices silenced? Picture a Scientist explores how sexism and racism shape the experiences of women, including women of colour, in science.

This evening of learning will begin with a pre-recorded panel discussion with geomorphologist Jane Willenbring, PhD, and chemistry professor Raychelle Burks, PhD, both of whom appear in the film, as well as Angela Saini, author of Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story. This book, which addresses themes covered by Picture a Scientist, is an excellent companion read for the film. If you would like to read Saini’s book before or after this event, be sure to check out our Reading Guide.

Event Details
This is a rain or shine event. In the event of lightning, a cancellation email will be sent to all registered participants no less than 4 hours before the start time.

Social Distancing & Safety Information

The capacity for this event is limited to 100 visitors. To comply with social-distancing requirements, social squares (8’ x 8’) have been painted on the ground with 2 metres of space between each square. Each square will contain a small table and four chairs. If your group is more than four people, you will need to occupy multiple squares.

To ensure the safety and comfort of all attendees, the following protocols will also be in place:
• To avoid lines, access to the site is available at 6:15pm.
• An RSVP list will be used for touch-free check-in. No physical ticket is required. Please have proof of identity available for entry to the event.
• Tickets will not be available on-site on the day of the event.
• Staff and visitors will maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from anyone outside of their immediate household or social circle.
• As this is an outdoor event, masks are encouraged but not required. If it is not possible to maintain a 2-metre distance from others, please wear a mask.
• Indoor washrooms are available onsite. In accordance with City of Toronto By-Law 541-2020, masks are required in the washroom facilities.
• If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. Please see the Ontario Place website for more details on COVID-19 protocols.

Other Terms and Conditions

By registering for this event, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
• Children under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian.
• No refunds or exchanges will be made for tickets purchased, except in the case of cancellation by the Ontario Science Centre.
• Tickets are only valid on the date and time as specified.
• The starting time of the event may change without notice.
• The Ontario Science Centre reserves the right to refuse admission.
• Unauthorized sale, duplication or transfer of this ticket will result in denial of admittance to the Ontario Science Centre event.
• Use of video or recording equipment during the film is strictly prohibited.
• Your contact information is being collected under the authority of the Centennial Centre of Science and Technology Act, for registration purposes. This information will also be used to send information about the status of the event should inclement weather be expected.

Getting There
This event is being held at the Waterfall Stage at West Commons, Ontario Place, located at 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West. The West Entrance at Ontario Place provides the most direct access to this area of the site.

Who can attend: Please note that Picture a Scientist contains sensitive subject matter, including mature themes and some strong language. It is best suited for children over the age of 12.
Fees: Adult (13+): $12, Child (3-12): $10, 2 & Under: Free (but tickets required)
Tickets: Eventbrite
Organized by: Ontario Science Centre
Location: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON