Students Step into Virtual STEM Careers with Let’s Talk Science

2016-6-6 | News

New videos at CurioCity take students to new heights, depths and a virtual world to explore career pathways

If students could experience a career virtually, would that open their minds to further education and help them explore potential career pathways? That’s the question behind Let’s Talk Science’s new “Step into Your STEM Career” series of videos at

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Let’s Talk Science honours post-secondary students and professional volunteers with National Volunteer Awards

2016-31-5 | News

Let’s Talk Science is delighted to announce Portia Kalun of McMaster University winner of National Volunteer Award, Let’s Talk Science Outreach, Emily Ng of the University of Calgary winner of the David Colcleugh Leadership Award and Anna Zhou of the University of Toronto winner of the NEW National Volunteer Award, CurioCity.

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Students connect with genetics experts during DNA Day

2016-31-5 | News

“This is my best friend Dan,” stated Marc Fiume, CEO and co-founder of DNAStack, as he pointed to his presentation featuring a photo of his friend. “He has cystic fibrosis, which is a recessive disorder… Dan has undergone two lung transplants in his life. In order to treat patients like Dan, it’s really important for us to understand the human genome.”

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Let’s Talk Science hosts professional learning workshop on STEM careers

2016-4-5 | News

On Friday, May 6, teachers will gather in Selkirk, Manitoba to participate in a new professional learning workshop on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

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23 Canadian post-secondary institutions host Let's Talk Science Challenge

2016-22-4 | News

3,200 Gr. 6-8 students participate in the 2016 Let’s Talk Science Challenge

Meaghan and Laura have been preparing for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge since February. Their team is one of three from Holy Cross Junior High School in St. John’s that will be participating with over 140 students at the Memorial University on April 29, 2016. This is their second year participating.

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2016 Let’s Talk Science Award Finalists

2016-14-4 | News

Let’s Talk Science relies on more than 3,500 volunteers across Canada to create a memorable impression on students and educators engaging with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

One of the ways that we celebrate this dedication to STEM education is through our annual national Let’s Talk Science Volunteer Awards.

This year, Let’s Talk Science will be presenting a new award to showcase the outstanding contributions of our CurioCity virtual volunteers.

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A Weeklong Celebration for National Volunteer Week

2016-6-4 | News

From April 10-16, the Let’s Talk Science community will take extra care to thank volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

At Let’s Talk Science, volunteers are the backbone to many of our initiatives. Across the country and online, our volunteers help to build strong and lasting community relationships. Our over 3,500 volunteers are engaging children and youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) explorations and acting as role models for youth.

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Congratulations to the 11 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge Finalists!

2016-21-3 | News

Finalist schools rewarded with $20,000 in Samsung technology and move on to compete for one of two Grand Prize packages.

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Partner Spotlight: Dr. Mark Abrahams, Professor and Dean of Science, Memorial University

2016-6-3 | News

Dr. Abrahams shares his view on how the Let’s Talk Science partnership at Memorial University helps post-secondary student’s skill development while making science relevant and accessible to youth who may never have considered the possibility of pursuing a science-related career.

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Let’s Talk Science Outreach, Regional Conference – 2016

2016-22-2 | News

Every year our Let’s Talk Science Outreach Coordinators attend a two day workshop that provides opportunities for skill development.

This year we asked them to share their experience on video.

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Creating Connections and Contagious Enthusiasm for Science

2016-4-2 | News

“EVERY single one of my students who has participated in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge will tell you that it is exciting, fun and that they can’t wait until next year to do it again.”
Geralyn Manion, Educator Grade 5 to 8 gifted program - Holy Name, TCDSB

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Université de Moncton joins Let’s Talk Science Outreach

2015-7-12 | News

(Moncton, NB) On November 11, 2015 the Let’s Talk Science team welcomed Université de Moncton as our 42nd national Outreach site.

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Our Stories: Every Child is An Explorer

2015-1-12 | News

In school, giving the right answer is great. However, science teacher Phil Langford gets even more excited hearing something else from students.

“Science is asking the right questions,” says Phil, head of the science department at Bert Fox High School in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan.

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Our Stories: Student Volunteer Finds Homemade Slime Can Stretch Minds

2015-1-12 | News

To Billy Sun, there’s a formula to turning children on to science. Take borax, mix with white glue, and add food colouring. The result? Homemade slime.

That’s his favourite activity when he volunteers with Let’s Talk Science Outreach at Hamilton area schools in Ontario. “The kids love it because it’s fun,” says Billy, a fourth-year health sciences student at McMaster University.

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Our Stories: Honouring Cultures and Inspiring Strong Futures

2015-1-12 | News

Eager faces full of wonderment peer with anticipation into the mesh basket in the middle of the table. Inside, a butterfly is about to emerge from its chrysalis before a mesmerized audience of Grade Two students. Manisha Khetarpal warmly explains, “There is absolute silence as they wait for this miracle of nature.”

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