National Volunteer Award, Let’s Talk Science Outreach
2019 Award Winner: Kristine Macalinao, University of Manitoba
Kristine has been volunteering with Let’s Talk Science for 3 years! She is passionate about high school outreach and is committed to contributing to causes that help as many students as possible, have an easier transition into post-secondary.
Runner-up: Alanna Jane, University of Ottawa
Alanna is passionate about STEM education and outreach. She has a very personal approach to outreach activities and adjusts activities to make them more applicable to students. She has helped adapt and translate kits at the University of Ottawa for the French classes.
Runner-up: Jennifer Lord, University of New Brunswick, Saint John
Jennifer is dedicated to making a difference in her community by spreading STEM to schools and communities that do not have access to outreach opportunities.Since November 2018, she has done 16 outreach programs, allowing her to each over 300 youth, and she is not done yet!
Runner-up: Elizabeth Walden, University of Ottawa
Elizabeth takes initiative to enhance materials and develop activities for her site! She helped lead the organization of CSI day, where 100 students explore forensic sciences. She also influences others to become involved with science outreach at the University of Ottawa.
Runner-up: Peter Zhou, University of Calgary
Peter started out participating in the Let’s Talk Science Mentorship program at the University of Toronto. When he returned to Calgary, he remained actively involved with Let’s Talk Science! Peter’s passion for science advocacy has played a tremendous role in both building relationships between Let’s Talk Science and various organizations and improving student experiences.
2018 – Jade Atkins, Carleton University
2017 - Jennifer Neufeld, University of Ottawa
2016 – Portia Kalun, McMaster University
2015 – Curtis McCloskey, University of Ottawa
2014 – Sue McKee, University of Ottawa
2013 – Li Wang, University of Saskatchewan
2012 – Gabriel Potvin, University of Ottawa
2011 – Sara Rafferty, University of Ottawa