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StemCellTalks ignite a student’s passion for research

2017-02-09 | News, News & Events

StemCellTalks ignite a student’s passion for research

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. 

Programming the Future

2017-01-30 | News, News & Events

Programming the Future

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!

Tomatosphere™ launches the creativity and dreams of students

2017-01-18 | News, News & Events

Tomatosphere™ launches the creativity and dreams of students

“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.

Hall Beach, Nunavut

2017-01-09 | News, News & Events

Hall Beach, Nunavut

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. 

PISA 2015 gives cause for celebration but not complacency

2016-12-07 | News, News & Events

PISA 2015 gives cause for celebration but not complacency

Bonnie Schmidt, President of Let’s Talk Science
Andrew Parkin, education policy consultant

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.

Let’s Talk Science Opens Doors to Opportunity

2016-11-17 | News, News & Events

Let’s Talk Science Opens Doors to Opportunity

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.

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

2016-11-08 | News, News & Events

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

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.

Shaftesbury/Smokebomb And Shift2 Partner With Corus Entertainment, Ubisoft, and Let’s Talk Science On New Digital Series Emerald Code

2016-10-31 | News, News & Events

Canada 2067 partners gather at the launch event on October 26

Scripted series about a group of friends using science and technology to navigate high school life premieres on YTV.com in 2017

TORONTO, October 26, 2016 — Leading production company Shaftesbury, along with its digital studio Smokebomb Entertainment and branded entertainment agency shift2, have announced a new multi-platform digital series Emerald Code to be produced in partnership with Corus Entertainment for YTV, Ubisoft and Let’s Talk Science.

Let's Talk Science Outreach at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology celebrates 5 years of STEM outreach

2016-10-31 | News, News & Events

Let's Talk Science Outreach at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology celebrates 5 years of STEM outreach

Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology are celebrating a five year milestone of providing free, high quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach to local youth in Oshawa and across Durham Region. The Let’s Talk Science Outreach program provides post-secondary students the opportunity to share their research and knowledge of STEM, while building valuable skills like public speaking, problem solving and time management through professional development and training. 

Minister of Transport Pit Stop

2016-10-27 | News, News & Events

Minister of Transport Pit Stop

Let’s Talk Science was off to the races with federal Minister of Transport Marc Garneau when he visited London, Ontario on September 14. The Minister dropped in to see Let’s Talk Science’s Energy4Travel action project at Arthur Ford Public School and was joined by Formula F1600 race car driver Amy Castell.

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