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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.

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

2016-03-06 | News, News & Events, Actualités, Actualités & événements

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

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.

Take part in public outreach events this March

2016-03-01 | Events, News & Events

Let's Talk Science Outreach volunteers will be taking part in numerous public events this March. Continue reading for a listing of public events.

Let’s Talk Science Outreach, Regional Conference – 2016

2016-02-22 | News, News & Events, Actualités, Actualités & événements

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.

Creating Connections and Contagious Enthusiasm for Science

2016-02-04 | News, News & Events, Actualités, Actualités & événements

Creating Connections and Contagious Enthusiasm for Science

“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

High School Students across Canada head to campus for Let’s Talk Science Symposia

2016-01-12 | Events, News & Events

Let’s Talk Science Symposia connect high school students with post-secondary mentors during a one day, on-campus event highlighting the institution's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) specialty. Topic expertise ranges by Outreach site from stem cells to environmental impact, cancer to forensics.

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