Announcing the 2019 National Let’s Talk Science Award Finalists

Finalists

(from left to right) Jennifer Lord, Kristine Macalinao, Peter Zhou, Renee Baysarowich, Harleen Saini, Portia Kalun, Alanna Jane, Leanne Grieves, University of Toronto - St. George Campus, Sandy Lake, Elizabeth Walden, University of Ottawa, An Incredible Journey with the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre, Sarah Purcell

Let’s Talk Science volunteers do amazing work in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) every day. Each year, we recognize the volunteers who have gone above and beyond to fully embrace the mission of Let’s Talk Science, through National Volunteer Awards. These awards recognize amazing communicators with youth, whose work has been an inspiration to other volunteers.

This year, we are presenting four awards:

  1. David Colcleugh Leadership Award for Let’s Talk Science Outreach site coordinators
  2. National Volunteer Award, Let’s Talk Science Outreach
  3. National Volunteer Award, CurioCity
  4. Indigenous Outreach Award, Let’s Talk Science Outreach

Join us in celebrating the finalists for this year’s awards below!

2019 David Colcleugh Leadership Award for Let’s Talk Science Outreach site coordinators

This award recognizes a site coordinator who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and has influenced people to create positive change through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) outreach.

This year’s finalists are:

  • Portia Kalun, McMaster University
  • Renee Baysarowich, University of Ottawa
  • Sarah Purcell, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

2019 National Volunteer Award, Let’s Talk Science Outreach

This award recognizes volunteers who have shown outstanding innovation, communication and commitment to STEM outreach and education, whether at a Let’s Talk Science Outreach site or by volunteering directly with the Let’s Talk Science national office.

This year’s finalists are:

  • Alanna Jane, University of Ottawa
  • Jennifer Lord, University of New Brunswick, Saint John
  • Kristine Macalinao, University of Manitoba
  • Elizabeth Walden, University Ottawa
  • Peter Zhou, University of Calgary

2019 National Volunteer Award, CurioCity

This award recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional commitment and made outstanding contributions to Let’s Talk Science through their online activities.

This year’s finalists are:

  • Audrey Le Pioufle
  • Harleen Saini
  • Leanne Grieves

2019 Indigenous Outreach Award, Let’s Talk Science Outreach

This award recognizes an outreach project initiated by an Outreach site (or sites) that demonstrate a strong, positive impact on Indigenous youth through involvement in STEM-focused learning opportunities.

This year’s finalists are:

  • Memorial University, Coastal Labrador Trip
  • University of Ottawa, An Incredible Journey with the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre
  • University of Toronto - St. George Campus, Sandy Lake

Congratulations to all of the nominees! Stay tuned for the announcement of the award winners in June.