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  • 11:00 AM
  • Nathan Phillips Square/Queen's Park

UHN Marches for Science on April 14, 2018 – Save the Date!
On April 14, people from across Canada will show their support for science as part of the international March for Science movement. As members of Canada’s largest research hospital, we are aware—on a daily basis—of the importance of science to making smart decisions, improving health, and building prosperity.

All UHN scientists, clinicians, trainees and staff are invited to bring their friends and families, and to come out that day to join Brad Wouters, Charlie Chan, the Research Institute Directors, and other UHN leaders in marching for this very important cause. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together and to stand in solidarity with our friends and families and other Canadians to celebrate science.

EVENT    March for Science Toronto
DATE      Saturday April 14, 2018
TIME       10am (UHN Pre-gathering at ‘TORONTO’ sign)
                  11am (event start time)
PLACE    Nathan Phillips Square

Join in this special event by:

  • Rallying your team and pledging attendance (see ‘RSVP’ link )
  • Joining us at a pre-gathering at Nathan Phillips Square to pick up free refreshments, noise makers and posters
  • Participate in our #UHNmarches4science twitter campaign (prizes available to UHN staff, details below) to share your passion for science with the world

#UHNMarches4Science Contest
Share a photo of you, your team, lab or office at the march on twitter using the hashtag #UHNMarches4Science for a chance to win one of three $50 Mercatto gift certificates. Let’s show the world that Toronto and UHN are passionate about science!

Why we are showing our support: science impacts every aspect of our lives. It provides us with a way to protect our health and our environment, to make informed decisions, to innovate, to identify and address inequalities, and to create smart and sustainable economic growth.

While the benefits of science may often be taken granted, science advocacy—from grassroots to political activism—is key for Canada to safeguard and build a safe, healthy, prosperous and just society. We will march for:

  • Reinvestment in independent research, which has fallen by around 35% per researcher in the past decade [2017 Canada’s Fundamental Science Review]
  • To show our support for fundamental and basic medical research, which lays the foundation for transformational real-world applications, such as new therapies, and better patient care
  • Sustained investment in research as a way to drive innovation, build a knowledge economy and improve the well-being of Canadians
  • To show the world that Canada is passionate about Science!

Hope to see you there!

This year, the Toronto March for Science will begin at Nathan Phillips Square and end in Queen’s Park, on Saturday, April 14th 2018.

EVENT    March for Science Toronto
DATE      Saturday April 14, 2018
TIME       10am (UHN pre-gathering at ‘TORONTO’ sign)
                 11am (event start time)
PLACE    Nathan Phillips Square

UHN pre-gathering at Nathan Phillips Square:
Look for the UHN banner near the "TORONTO" sign. We will be bringing drinks and refreshments for those who come and visit us just before the start of the event. We will also have free UHN caps and posters for all attendees and their families and friends (while supplies last). Come by, talk with UHN leaders, including Charlie Chan, Brad Wouters, other EVPs, Directors, and staff. Stock up and say hi!

If you’re interested in helping to rally support for this year’s event or would like to help organize next year’s event, contact us at

Also, under the 'Overview' tab, be sure to follow the RSVP link to pledge your attendance. Let's stand up for science!

10 AM

Meet us at the "TORONTO" sign at Nathan Phillips Square before the event to talk with UHN leadership (including Charlie Chan, Bradly Wouters, David Jaffray, Milos Popovic, Brian Hodges, and more), as well as other staff, researchers and trainees. There will be free snacks, refreshments, UHN posters and caps for all attendees and their families and friends (while supplies last).

11 - 11:30 AM

Listen to five inspiring talks (3min each) that feature a diverse line-up of speakers to reflect on the need for evidence-based policy and safeguarding of scientific integrity. Note that there will be around 50 chairs available for those who would like to sit.

11:30 AM - 12 PM

Grab your posters, noise makers and march with us: will be walking up Bay street, then turning west on College till Queen's Park.

12:30 - 1 PM

Listen to five more talks (also 3min each) before the event ends at around 1 - 1:30 PM.

Staff and trainees are welcome to join us for free poster making sessions held across UHN sites. Details below.

@ PMCRT (formerly known as TMDT; MaRS East Tower)
Conference room on 4th floor, PMCRT 4-204
Wednesday April 11, 2018
3:45 - 630pm

@ Krembil (Toronto Western Hospital)
KDT seminar room, 4KD503
Wednesday April 11, 2018
11:00am – 5:00pm

@ Toronto Rehab
550 University Ave, rm12-177
Monday April 9, 2018
2pm to 3pm.

We will be providing free paints/markers and poster boards. Come early and get them while supplies last. For ideas and tips on how to make a poster, see our resource document.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 11:00