NiS+TS members Barbara Lounder, Robert Bean and Mary Elizabeth Luka successfully secured funding through the Connections program of SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) to hold a two-day symposium, “Towards Explosion 2017”, this Fall. The event will bring together a group of 25 invited scholars, historians, artists and community activists to workshop creative and meaningful approaches to the Explosion centenary in 2017. NSCAD University is the host organization, and partners include the Dalhousie Art Gallery, Dalhousie University School of Architecture, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Wonder’neath art studio, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. One symposium session will be held on a tour boat in the Halifax Harbour, and will be open to interested participants from the general public. Please visit the NiS+TS Facebook page for further details.