Inspiring Canada’s next generation of cancer researchers

LetsTalkCancerimageLet’s Talk Science Outreach and the Canadian Cancer Society’s Research Information Outreach Team (RIOT), have teamed up this year to bring exciting events to high school students! The Let’s Talk Cancer symposium is a free one-day event for Grade 11 and 12 students.

Through this partnership we will be hosting 4 events across Ontario, to engage teens in an immersive exploration to see the many facets of current cancer research.

Working with the Canadian Cancer Society’s RIOT teams, each event will showcase its own local connection to cancer treatment and research. Keynote and guest speakers will include local cancer survivors and researchers doing work right in each city.

These symposia style events will take place throughout April and May at 4 different Let’s Talk Science Outreach sites across Canada. Each of these events will bring students to a university campus to explore, first-hand, the world of cancer research. From campus tours, to guest speakers talking about their research, to hands-on explorations, students will expand their learning about cancer biology in order to improve their basic knowledge of cancer and the challenges of cancer research.

See below for event dates and learn more about each event. You can also join in the conversation and follow along on event days using #LetsTalkCancer on Twitter.

Let’s Talk Science at the University of Ottawa – Friday April 29

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Let’s Talk Science at Queen’s University – Wednesday May 18

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Let’s Talk Science at the University of Toronto, St. George campus – Tuesday May 3 

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Let’s Talk Science at Western University – Tuesday May 3

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About the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives and supporting people living with cancer through research funding, services and advocacy. We are Canada's largest charity fighting all types of cancer and leading authority on cancer statistics and information. To learn more, call 1 888-939-3333 or visit