Volunteers make the difference

2017-19-5 | News

This week, we join organizations across Canada to celebrate National Volunteer Week. Most of our Let’s Talk Science programs rely heavily on volunteers as they prepare youth for the future by engaging them online and in person in our science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. Without our volunteers, much of our work would not be possible.

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Presenting the 2017 Let’s Talk Science Volunteer award finalists

2017-28-4 | News

Volunteering at Let’s Talk Science comes with many benefits, including increased confidence and communication skills. Our volunteers also are encouraged to innovate and bring new ideas to the table.

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Let’s Talk Science Alumni, Deborah Saucier, tackles new role as president of MacEwan University

2017-18-4 | News

Let’s Talk Science congratulates one of our supporters and alumni, Dr. Deborah Saucier, on her new role as president of MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta starting July 1, 2017

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How an astronaut contender benefited from his volunteer work with Let’s Talk Science

2017-10-4 | News

“I think my volunteer work was helpful in the recruitment process. The CSA recognizes the Let’s Talk Science name and knows what it takes to run an activity for them,” says Persad. “It helped to say I volunteer for an organization that brings science to youth and the general public.”

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Let’s Talk Science President Dr. Bonnie Schmidt awarded the 2017 Purvis Memorial Award

2017-30-3 | News

Let’s Talk Science is pleased to announce that President and Founder, Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Purvis Memorial Award, presented by the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) and awarded at the annual CIC-SCI Canada Awards Dinner in Toronto, Ontario, March 30, 2017.

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DNA barcoding action project brings science to life for students

2017-2-3 | News

This past fall, high school students across Canada became citizen scientists with CurioCity’s Fish Market Survey Action Project. The perfect mixture of modern science, intrigue – all this project needed was an educator’s touch to bring it to life.

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Brock University Joins Let’s Talk Science Outreach

2017-21-2 | News

Let’s Talk Science welcomed Brock University as our 43rd national Outreach site this fall.

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Where There’s a WIL, There’s a Way

2017-13-2 | News

Let’s Talk Science supports post-secondary students with WIL (work-integrated learning) so they can hone the job skills they need for future success. More than 50 students have finished placements with Let’s Talk Science over the years and the organization will continue to engage students with programs including internships, co-op placements and alternative field experiences.

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StemCellTalks ignite a student’s passion for research

2017-9-2 | News

It was a day that changed Prajay Shah’s life and set him firmly on his current career path.

The 16-year-old high school student sat riveted as neurosurgeon and scientist, Dr. Raj Midha, talked about his research. At that very moment, down the hall in his lab at the University of Calgary (U of C), Dr. Midha and his team were growing cells derived from skin and transplanting them into nerves to repair injuries. 

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Programming the Future

2017-30-1 | News

What does it take to engage a classroom full of Grade 5/6 students for over an hour? Educator Tammy Earley of J.S. Buchanan Public School in Strathroy, Ontario says a coding activity does the trick!

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Tomatosphere™ launches the creativity and dreams of students

2017-18-1 | News

“Best wishes to the student flight experiment team and congratulations to future doctors Ives, Perrie and Stamler, and welcome to the space program.”

When Maria Nickel, a science teacher at École Stonewall Centennial School in Stonewall, Manitoba, read that email from the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) an entire auditorium of students jumped to their feet in excitement.

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Hall Beach, Nunavut

2017-9-1 | News

Join our Let’s Talk Science Program Support Coordinator, Outreach Susie Taylor as she recounts her recent trip with our University of Calgary Outreach coordinator to Hall Beach, Nunavut. This is Susie’s third time up North.

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PISA 2015 gives cause for celebration but not complacency

2016-7-12 | News

Canadians can be proud of results of the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report, released December 6th. We are one of only a handful of countries that places in the top tier in the OECD in each of the three subjects tested: science, reading and math.

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Let’s Talk Science Opens Doors to Opportunity

2016-17-11 | News

Life changing. That’s how Reem Ghaleb describes her volunteer experience with Let’s Talk Science at the University of Calgary. “It’s helped me grow in capacities I never knew I was capable of,” says Ghaleb.

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Let’s Talk Science partnering with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District

2016-8-11 | News

Let’s Talk Science is building on significant support from Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. as well as past success by partnering with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District to support the implementation of the province’s renewed Grade 2 and 4 science curriculum. The partnership has the wholehearted support of the NL Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

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