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Students connect with genetics experts during DNA Day

2016-05-31 | News, News & Events, Actualités, Actualités & événements

Students connect with genetics experts during DNA Day

“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.”

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

2016-05-31 | News, News & Events, Actualités, Actualités & événements

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.

Building the leaders of tomorrow – Let’s Talk Science National Outreach conference

2016-05-30 | Events, News & Events, Actualités, Actualités & événements

Building the leaders of tomorrow – Let’s Talk Science National Outreach conference
>From June 1 – 5, 72 Let’s Talk Science Outreach Coordinators will attend the annual Let’s Talk Science National Outreach Conference in London Ontario to connect, learn and strengthen leadership skills.

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

2016-05-04 | News, News & Events

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

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.

Inspiring Canada’s next generation of cancer researchers

2016-04-28 | Events, News & Events

Inspiring Canada’s next generation of cancer researchers

Let’s Talk Science Outreach and the Canadian Cancer Society’s Research Information Outreach Team (RIOT), have teamed up this year to bring exciting events to high school students! The Let’s Talk Cancer symposium is a free one-day event for Grade 11 and 12 students.

Through this partnership we will be hosting 4 events across Ontario, to engage teens in an immersive exploration to see the many facets of current cancer research.

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

2016-04-22 | News, News & Events

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

Meaghan and Laura

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.

Canada’s national DNA Day is April 21

2016-04-19 | Events, Événements, News & Events, Actualités & événements

DNA Day Logo

Thursday April 21 is DNA Day in Canada. The annual event, developed by Let’s Talk Science and Genome Alberta, helps young Canadians explore the world of genetics by connecting them with the science community.

This year, DNA Day includes two live-streamed events. The first event focuses on the topic, personalized medicine and features experts from Ontario Genomics, DNAStack, the Ontario Science Centre, SickKids and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The second event includes experts from the University of Guelph who will discuss topics related to DNA Barcoding.

2016 Let’s Talk Science Award Finalists

2016-04-14 | News, News & Events, Actualités, Actualités & événements

Let's Talk Science Logo & CurioCity LogoLet’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.

A Weeklong Celebration for National Volunteer Week

2016-04-06 | News, News & Events, Actualités, Actualités & événements

A Weeklong Celebration for National Volunteer Week

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.

Congratulations to the 11 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge Finalists!

2016-03-21 | News, News & Events, Actualités, Actualités & événements

Congratulations to the 11 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge Finalists!

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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