Ryan Izyk, Let’s Talk Science Outreach Volunteer at University of Calgary

Ryan IzykAs a student in the education department, Ryan is gaining some useful in-class experience as an Outreach volunteer. Visit our volunteer page to find out more benefits to volunteering with Let’s Talk Science.  

Time volunteering with Let’s Talk Science: 1 year

Area of study: Bachelor of Math & Education

Inspirational Moment: I was volunteering for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge last year, and the teacher and students with whom I am partnered with for the teacher partnership program were there with the rest of their school. The students were so excited to see me and show me off as “their volunteer” to the rest of their school. It was great seeing how engaged they were in the activities and feeling like I might have helped them to enjoy STEM topics more!

Favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteering activity: Being part of the teacher partnership program [where a volunteer works with the same teacher and class throughout a school year] has been the most fun and rewarding experience with Let’s Talk Science so far. It’s great getting to know the teacher and students, and establishing relationships with them.   

Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? Volunteering with Let’s Talk Science is an excellent way for me to get valuable experience for my future teaching career. It is also a lot of fun interacting with students and showing them science is really interesting, so it’s a win-win all around!

‘Fun fact’: There are approximately 8*1068 ways to arrange a deck of cards, which is such an astronomically large number, it is almost certain that no 2 well shuffled deck of cards have ever been in the exact same arrangement!