STEM is the future when it comes to careers, but what do Canadian teens really think about it?

2014-4-11 | Media Releases

Science is fun according to almost three quarters of Canadian youth – a number that has more than doubled, from 34 to 72 per cent, in just three years. What’s more is that youth have a huge appreciation for science with 72 per cent believing science offers many different career options and 74 per cent recognizing its importance to adult life. So with interest in and appreciation for science increasing, are youth actually planning to pursue it?

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Canadian post-secondary students recognized by Let’s Talk Science Awards

2014-31-5 | Media Releases

Let’s Talk Science a national, charitable organization that engages children, youth and educators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) has recognized three outstanding volunteers during its annual national training conference today in London, Ontario.

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Let’s Talk Science receives $75,000 gift in recognition of the Royal Tour

2014-21-5 | Media Releases

Earlier today, the Government of Canada announced a $75,000 gift to Let’s Talk Science in recognition of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s Royal Tour of Canada.

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Let’s Talk Science and Local Industry Underscore Importance of STEM Learning at Board of Trade Luncheon

2014-6-3 | Media Releases

Science and technology are increasingly important to Canada’s and Newfoundland and Labrador’s economic well-being and quality of life. The President of Let’s Talk Science, Bonnie Schmidt, Ph.D., was in St. John’s this week to again highlight a 2013 study titled Spotlight on Science Learning: The High Cost of Dropping Science and Math, which outlines how important science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is for students when looking for long-term economic and personal success.

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NextEra Energy Canada announces new partnerships to support educational programs across Ontario

2014-3-3 | Media Releases

NextEra Energy Canada today announced three new partnerships with Canadian organizations that support educational programs across Ontario elementary schools and focus on raising awareness of biodiversity, energy conservation and science education. Earth Rangers, ConserveCanada, and Let’s Talk Science, will each receive $25,000 to support their respective educational programs.

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We’re losing out – new report on science learning reveals the economic burden of discontinuing high school science courses

2013-8-10 | Media Releases

The cost of dropping out of secondary school science and math courses is significantly high for Canada, according to a new research report released today by Let’s Talk Science and made possible by Amgen Canada.

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ADVISORY - Astronaut Chris Hadfield Talks Radiation with Let's Talk Science Students from Airdrie, Alberta

2013-7-3 | Media Releases

Did you know that radiation levels aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are hundreds of times higher than the levels here on Earth? To understand this issue better, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield is analyzing radiation levels on the ISS through a Canadian experiment called Radi-N2.

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ADVISORY - Let's Talk Science and the Canadian Space Agency launch their collaboration

2012-16-11 | Media Releases

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen, Let’s Talk Science President Bonnie Schmidt and CBC Quirks & Quarks host Bob McDonald will be at the Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario conference in Toronto on November 17, 2012 to launch a new collaboration devoted to excite and motivate students towards science.

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ADVISORY - National Science & Technology Week blasts off at Britannia

2012-12-10 | Media Releases

National Science and Technology Week blasts off at Britannia Secondary School with space science presentations from Let’s Talk Science and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen.

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Canada could be left behind in the innovation economy, reveals new report on science learning

2012-5-6 | Media Releases

A report released today by Amgen Canada and Let’s Talk Science reveals that creating a large pool of science-based talent is crucial to keeping Canada competitive and Canadians employed.

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Local students compete and put their science knowledge to the test at the All Science Challenge hosted by Western University

2012-3-5 | Media Releases

On May 3rd, approximately 300 Grade 6, 7 and 8 students from 11 schools in London and the surrounding area will compete in the All Science Challenge at Western University.

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Monsanto Fund's investment in Let's Talk Science

2012-26-4 | Media Releases

Today, the Monsanto Fund announced a $76,000 investment in Let’s Talk Science, a national, non-profit, science outreach organization. The investment allows Let’s Talk Science to support the current and future needs of Grade 8-12 educators in rural areas and develop web-based programs and services to match these needs.

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Hibernia invests in Let's Talk Science

2012-28-2 | Media Releases

Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC), operator of the Hibernia platform, announced today that it has invested $1.9 million to support Let’s Talk Science, a national, charitable science outreach organization, in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Talk to your kids about future goals

2011-23-11 | Media Releases

An overwhelming 82 per cent of Canadian youth turn to their parents for guidance on making decisions about their education and careers, yet many parents don’t take time to discuss educational goals with their children. Results of a recent Angus Reid study show that, of the 60 per cent of youth who plan to pursue science beyond grade 10, 75 per cent were influenced by their parents to do so.

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Victoria high school students to be forensic anthropologists for a day

2011-22-11 | Media Releases

Approximately 40 Grade 10-12 students are spending Saturday, November 5, with Let’s Talk Science and Department of Anthropology volunteers at the University of Victoria investigating a “crime” by doing realistic hands-on activities that relate to forensic anthropology.

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