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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. Students are given the opportunity to engage with post-secondary students and faculty while exploring career options, developing skills and gaining a glimpse into real world problem solving.

Upcoming Let’s Talk Science Symposia:

Alberta     British Columbia     Manitoba     Ontario     Quebec

Alberta

Let’s Talk Nanoscience by Let’s Talk Science at University of Alberta (Grades 11-12)

February 19, 2016
Let's Talk Nanoscience is hosted by Let's Talk Science and the Nanotechnology Group at the University of Alberta. The goal of this event is to introduce high school students to the world of nanoscience and nanotechnology by bringing them into contact with researchers in this field. We are also proud to showcase one of the University of Alberta's greatest local research strengths. The event will include the hands-on activities, engaging lectures, and tours as we have had in previous years. Free pizza lunch will be served for students.

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StemCellTalks by Let’s Talk Science at University of Calgary (Grades 10-12)

March 11, 2016
This is a comprehensive educational initiative that educates youth about stem cells, highlights the importance of stem cells in society, and discusses the ethical dilemmas associated with stem cell science. The program is a rigorous learning opportunity that exposes students to a significant and current topic in the scientific research community, and provides students with an opportunity to interact with some of the leading researchers in this field of study. Participants will have the opportunity to develop important skills such as critical thinking, interactive learning, communication, and leadership.

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StemCellTalks by Let’s Talk Science at University of Alberta (Grades 10-12)

March 4, 2016
This is a comprehensive educational initiative that educates youth about stem cells, highlights the importance of stem cells in society, and discusses the ethical dilemmas associated with stem cell science. The program is a rigorous learning opportunity that exposes students to a significant and current topic in the scientific research community, and provides students with an opportunity to interact with some of the leading researchers in this field of study. Participants will have the opportunity to develop important skills such as critical thinking, interactive learning, communication, and leadership.
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British Columbia

Biomedical Symposium by Let’s Talk Science at University of Victoria (Grades 10 – 12)

January 28, 2016
Approximately 100 students will be invited to come to the University of Victoria to participate in interactive tours throughout 6 of the top neuroscience and psychology laboratories on campus and learn about the research that takes place. The students will also take part in a talk by Dr.Paul Zehr, a neuroscientist, a professor, a martial arts expert and a novelist.

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Quantum Symposium by Let’s Talk Science at University of Victoria (Grades 11 -12)

April 28, 2016
Approximately 60 students in Grades 10 –12 will be invited to the University of Victoria to learn more about Quantum Mechanics, an area of Physics that is not part of the high school curriculum, but is a very important area of research. Students will rotate through laboratories and stations to learn more about the topic as well as interact with professors and students working at the University.

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Let's Talk Bio-engineering by Let’s Talk Science at University of British Columbia (Grades 10-12)

May 27, 2016
Students in Grades 10-12, from across the lower mainland will be invited to a one day Symposium on the topic of Bio-engineering to be held on UBC campus. This full day event (8am-4pm) will include a keynote speaker, workshops and a Discussion/Q&A panel. Role models, including graduate students, trainees and professors with expertise in this area, will be recruited to present workshops and host a lunch with the students to allow them to ask questions about STEM fields. There will be tours of the engineering laboratories. Local biotech companies with bio-engineering-related foci will be invited to present their work at this event and demonstrate their impact in the field.

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Environmental Symposium by Let’s Talk Science at University of Victoria (Grades 8 -12)

June 7, 2016
Approximately 100 students will join us in order to increase their awareness of environmental issues and demonstrate the role that sustainability can play in their daily life as well as their future careers. On the event day, students will take part in interactive, as well campus tours with students in order to see the different sustainability projects conducted at the University of Victoria.

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StemCellTalks by Let’s Talk Science at University of British Columbia (Grades 11 – 12)

May 13, 2016
This is a comprehensive educational initiative that educates youth about stem cells, highlights the importance of stem cells in society, and discusses the ethical dilemmas associated with stem cell science. The program is a rigorous learning opportunity that exposes students to a significant and current topic in the scientific research community, and provides students with an opportunity to interact with some of the leading researchers in this field of study. Participants will have the opportunity to develop important skills such as critical thinking, interactive learning, communication, and leadership.

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Manitoba

NeuroTalks by Let’s Talk Science at University of Manitoba (Grades 9 -12)

April 29, 2016
This year's Symposium will explore the biological, psychological, and social aspects of diseases that affect the mind. Neuro Talks will be a fun and engaging day in which high school students will have the opportunity to listen to leading researchers, mental health professionals, and public health analysts. Students will also debate, participate in ethics discussions, and do hands-on activities.

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Ontario

StemCellTalks: Retinal Stem Cells by Let’s Talk Science at University of Toronto, St. George campus (Grades 11-12)

March 11, 2016
This is a comprehensive educational initiative that educates youth about stem cells, highlights the importance of stem cells in society, and discusses the ethical dilemmas associated with stem cell science. The program is a rigorous learning opportunity that exposes students to a significant and current topic in the scientific research community, and provides students with an opportunity to interact with some of the leading researchers in this field of study. Participants will have the opportunity to develop important skills such as critical thinking, interactive learning, communication, and leadership.

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StemCellTalks by Let’s Talk Science Outreach at Carleton University and University of Ottawa (Grades 11-12)

April 7, 2016
This is a comprehensive educational initiative that educates youth about stem cells, highlights the importance of stem cells in society, and discusses the ethical dilemmas associated with stem cell science. The program is a rigorous learning opportunity that exposes students to a significant and current topic in the scientific research community, and provides students with an opportunity to interact with some of the leading researchers in this field of study. Participants will have the opportunity to develop important skills such as critical thinking, interactive learning, communication, and leadership.

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Let's Talk Engineering by Let’s Talk Science at Queen’s University (Grades 9-12)

April 8, 2016
This one day event will include faculty and graduate student speakers as well as hands-on activities.

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StemCellTalks by Let’s Talk Science at Western University (Grades 11-12)

April 8, 2016
This is a comprehensive educational initiative that educates youth about stem cells, highlights the importance of stem cells in society, and discusses the ethical dilemmas associated with stem cell science. The program is a rigorous learning opportunity that exposes students to a significant and current topic in the scientific research community, and provides students with an opportunity to interact with some of the leading researchers in this field of study. Participants will have the opportunity to develop important skills such as critical thinking, interactive learning, communication, and leadership..

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StemCellTalks by Let’s Talk Science at McMaster University (Grades 11-12)

April 15, 2016
This is a comprehensive educational initiative that educates youth about stem cells, highlights the importance of stem cells in society, and discusses the ethical dilemmas associated with stem cell science. The program is a rigorous learning opportunity that exposes students to a significant and current topic in the scientific research community, and provides students with an opportunity to interact with some of the leading researchers in this field of study. Participants will have the opportunity to develop important skills such as critical thinking, interactive learning, communication, and leadership.

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Let's Talk Cancer by Let’s Talk Science Outreach at Carleton University and University of Ottawa (Grades 9-12)

April 29, 2016
In partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Research Information Outreach Team, this full day event explores the many facets of science and math that are integral to cancer research today. The day will include speakers and a variety of activities designed to involve students directly in understanding how biology, chemistry, physics and math contribute to cancer research.

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Let's Talk Cancer by Let’s Talk Science at Western University (Grades 11-12)

May 3, 2016
In partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Research Information Outreach Team, this full day event at Western explores the many facets of science and math that are integral to cancer research today. The day will include speakers and a variety of activities designed to involve students directly in understanding how biology, chemistry, physics and math contribute to cancer research.

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CSI Day by Let’s Talk Science Outreach at Carleton University and University of Ottawa (Grades 9-10)

May 6, 2016
During CSI Day, students will be introduced to a crime scene and asked to determine what happened using forensic science techniques in and out of the lab. The event will include hands-on activities and lectures.

Visit the Let’s Talk Science at Carleton University and University of Ottawa webpage for more details and contact information

Let's Talk Cancer by Let’s Talk Science at University of Toronto, St. George campus (Grades 9-12)

May 5 or 6, 2016
In partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Research Information Outreach Team, this full day event explores the many facets of science and math that are integral to cancer research today. The day will include speakers and a variety of activities designed to involve students directly in understanding how biology, chemistry, physics and math contribute to cancer research.

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Let's Talk Cancer by Let’s Talk Science at Queen’s University (Grades 9-12)

May 18, 2016
In partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Research Information Outreach Team, this full day event explores the many facets of science and math that are integral to cancer research today. The day will include speakers and a variety of activities designed to involve students directly in understanding how biology, chemistry, physics and math contribute to cancer research.

Contact Let’s Talk Science at Queen’s University for more information

Quebec

StemCellTalks by Let’s Talk Science at McGill University (Grades 11 – CEGEP)

May 13, 2016
This is a comprehensive educational initiative that educates youth about stem cells, highlights the importance of stem cells in society, and discusses the ethical dilemmas associated with stem cell science. The program is a rigorous learning opportunity that exposes students to a significant and current topic in the scientific research community, and provides students with an opportunity to interact with some of the leading researchers in this field of study. Participants will have the opportunity to develop important skills such as critical thinking, interactive learning, communication, and leadership.

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