Archived — Government of Canada Supports Youth in Science, Awards Tomatosphere Project
March 26, 2013
The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), attended an award ceremony to celebrate the Tomatosphere Project, a national science project where youth conduct real scientific experiments with tomato seeds previously taken into space.
Back row (left to right): Michael Drul, nominating teacher, Trafalgar Public School; Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology); Wayne Gale, President, Stokes Seeds Limited; Joan Patterson, Corporate Affairs Leader, Heinz Canada; Dr. Michael Dixon, Professor and Director, Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility, University of Guelph and lead applicant of the Tomatosphere Project; Dr. Robert Thirsk, Vice-President, Public, Government and Institute Affairs, Canadian Institute of Health Research, former Canadian Space Agency Astronaut, and co-founder of Tomatosphere; Blair Dickerson, Vice-President, External Relations and Communications, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; and grade 7 students from the Chris Hadfield Public School holding a picture of Astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Source: The Canadian Press/J.P. Moczulski
- Date modified: