Power of Ideas Traveling Exhibition

Terry Fox Secondary Power of Ideas Open House -Feb 2nd, 2017 (3:30pm – 9pm)


The Power of Ideas Tour is coming to Terry Fox Secondary on Feb 2nd as it travels across Canada as a part of Innovation150 to celebrate our nation’s 150th birthday. Fox has been lucky enough to be chosen as one of 80 stops across the country in 2017. Everyone will be invited to dress up in their best SCIENCE costume and come on in!

This exciting science exhibition is brought to us by The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics fully staffed and includes 3 main exhibits designed to inspire the innovator in everyone. There will be an interactive walkthrough exhibit in the main gym, an engaging presentation in the theatre and a makerspace with 3D printers and laser cutters in one classroom.

Entrance is free and will feature our own side attractions like Science Rocks (live music by our Rock the Fox students), a Big Bang skit by our Drama students, a Mayor’s address, a STEM Science Fair contest, Robot Sumo Tables, a Student Art Gallery, a Public Costume Contest, Demo Domain, Career Corridor, Author’s Alley and Science Movie Marathons. Food trucks will be on hand selling Hawking Hot Dogs and Dark Matter Cola. The Exhibition is available to Terry Fox Students on Feb 2nd and 3rd during the day and we are opening up the school for a public event on Thursday Feb 2nd from 3:30pm-9pm.

What is the Perimeter Institute?

The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is a world class physics research facility in Waterloo, Ontario that all Canadians can be very proud of. It began with our own Canadian innovator Mike Lazaridis (founder of BlackBerry) making a personal donation of $100 million dollars to found the Perimeter Institute. The physicists at Perimeter are working to understand the most fundamental properties of our universe. The extensive list of studies includes neutrinos, superfluids, black holes, dark matter, gravity waves, string theory, quantum computing and the Higgs Boson. Perimeter researchers have received numerous awards for their work including two back to back Nobel Prizes for Physics in 2015 and 2016! In addition to research, Perimeter also has an educational outreach mandate that includes inviting students and teachers into their facility for intensive summer workshops. I was fortunate to be one of the 40 teacher participants from all over the world in 2014. They also create classroom resource kits for physics teachers that have reached over a million students to date.


6 Contests have been launched to help promote the event. $100 Prize  Each!

Contest Info

Thank you to everyone who is so generously helping to make this event a smashing success. SCIENCE is in the spotlight and Terry Fox Secondary is going to be the place to be on Feb 2nd.