OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 9, 2016) - The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will join students, teachers and members of the public at Code on the Hill, a half-day event to promote digital literacy and engineering skills among young people. The event is part of Canada's Science Odyssey.

Hosted by Actua, Google, Ladies Learning Code and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering, the event will welcome young girls to Parliament Hill and consist of hands-on computer science and engineering activities. In addition, the code:mobile, Canada's first travelling computer lab, and the uOttawa Maker Mobile, a makerspace on wheels, will be on site.

The Minister will deliver brief remarks at approximately 12:30 p.m. Media are invited to attend.

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: East Block Courtyard
If raining: Room 238S, Centre Block
111 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

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Twitter: @ScienceMin

Instagram: sciencemin

Contact Information:

Veronique Perron
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Science
343-291-2600

Media Relations
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
343-291-1777
ic.mediarelations-mediasrelations.ic@canada.ca