Student’s experience with Let’s Talk Science sparks motivation to give back

2018-16-1 | News

It was an evening of intense pride for Raya Porter and her 13 other colleagues at Element 83 – their student-run company, facilitated by Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region’s Company Program.

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Spooky Science

2017-26-10 | News, Upcoming Events

For many, the month of October is all about spooky, fun, fall activities and if you ask any child (or adult with an inner child) they are probably already excited for Halloween and all the tricks and treats that come with it.

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Congratulations Dan Ruddy and students – Winners of the 2017 Science is Beautiful Contest

2017-22-9 | News

Dan Ruddy, a science teacher from St. Matthew Catholic High School in Ottawa, Ontario, and his students are the proud winners of the Science is Beautiful contest, put on by select Let’s Talk Science Outreach sites. Ruddy’s classroom entry was chosen in this cross Canada competition.

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The Importance of STEM Role Models

2017-7-9 | News

Next to parents and educators, role models and mentors have the most significant influence over the choices youth make on schooling decisions and future work options.

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Let’s Talk Science Joins with You Be the Chemist® Canada

2017-5-9 | News

Let’s Talk Science is pleased to announce our newest collaboration with You Be the Chemist® Canada (YBTC Canada).

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Let’s Talk Science President Dr. Bonnie Schmidt responds to Coding is the new cursive writing

2017-24-7 | News

In support of Kelly Lovell’s “Coding is the new cursive writing – and we have to embrace it” (July 23), I encourage all Canadians to join efforts to shape learning opportunities for kids.

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Let’s Talk Science president Dr. Bonnie Schmidt awarded the C21 Shifting Minds Award for Leadership and Innovation

2017-21-7 | News

On July 19, Let’s Talk Science President and Founder, Dr. Bonnie Schmidt accepted the prestigious C21 Shifting Minds Award for Leadership and Innovation at the C21 Canada Summit 150 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

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Let’s Talk Science’s Trip to Nepal

2017-19-7 | News

This year, Let’s Talk Science Outreach made an international impact on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Nepal thanks to volunteer Serena McDiarmid. During her undergraduate program at the University of Waterloo, McDiarmid discovered her passion for science, volunteerism and education when she began volunteering for Let’s Talk Science Outreach in 2013.

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Let’s Talk Science reaches 5 million with STEM

2017-29-6 | News

As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, Let’s Talk Science is also celebrating a significant milestone – we have now inspired more than 5 million children, youth, educators and members of the general public with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)!

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Planting the seeds of a dream for new NASA Astronaut

2017-26-6 | News

At an event on June 7, NASA announced 12 new astronaut candidates, its largest astronaut class since 2000. At the announcement, candidate Loral O'Hara spoke of her participation in an early form of what is now the Tomatosphere™ program when she was in Grade 2.

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Celebrating National Solidarity Day

2017-20-6 | News

June 21st is National Solidarity Day, a day for Canadians from coast to coast to coast to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada.

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Our Stories: Championing our future: mentoring matters

2017-5-6 | News

Fifteen years ago, Cathy, a then graduate student in Physiology at Western University entered a Grade 10 classroom for her very first Let’s Talk Science Outreach visit.

Little did she know that this first visit would become the most important step in her long-term commitment to science outreach.

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Our Stories: Bringing science home to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

2017-5-6 | News

At Let’s Talk Science, our volunteers are passionate about the fields they work in as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) researchers, students or professionals. Many even remember their own interest in STEM from when they were younger.

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Let’s Talk Science volunteer grateful for the chance to give back

2017-5-6 | News

At the Saskatoon Regional Science Fair, Let’s Talk Science volunteer Kezia Fourie strides among the displays. As she listens to the students’ ideas, offers encouragement and judges their projects, she’s transported back to a time when she stood excitedly in their shoes.

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Learning and Leading Together – Let’s Talk Science National Outreach Conference

2017-1-6 | News

The annual Let’s Talk Science Outreach conference will be held in London, Ontario from May 31 to June 4, 2017. Over the four days, Let’s Talk Science Outreach Coordinators from all across Canada will gather to connect, learn, strengthen their leadership skills and celebrate their successes from the past year.

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