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Volunteers make the difference

2017-04-22 | News, News & Events

This week, we join organizations across Canada to celebrate National Volunteer Week.

Most of our Let’s Talk Science programs rely heavily on volunteers as they prepare youth for the future by engaging them online and in person in our science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. Without our volunteers, much of our work would not be possible.

Let’s Talk Science Alumni, Deborah Saucier, tackles new role as president of MacEwan University

2017-04-18 | News, News & Events

Let’s Talk Science Alumni, Deborah Saucier, tackles new role as president of MacEwan University

Let’s Talk Science congratulates one of our supporters and alumni, Dr. Deborah Saucier, on her new role as president of MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta starting July 1, 2017.

 

How an astronaut contender benefited from his volunteer work with Let’s Talk Science

2017-04-10 | News, News & Events

How an astronaut contender benefited from his volunteer work with Let’s Talk Science

“I think my volunteer work was helpful in the recruitment process. The CSA recognizes the Let’s Talk Science name and knows what it takes to run an activity for them,” says Persad. “It helped to say I volunteer for an organization that brings science to youth and the general public.”

 

Let’s Talk Science President Dr. Bonnie Schmidt awarded the 2017 Purvis Memorial Award

2017-03-30 | News, News & Events

Let’s Talk Science President Dr. Bonnie Schmidt awarded the 2017 Purvis Memorial Award

Let’s Talk Science is pleased to announce that President and Founder, Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Purvis Memorial Award, presented by the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) and awarded at the annual CIC-SCI Canada Awards Dinner in Toronto, Ontario, March 30, 2017.

DNA barcoding action project brings science to life for students

2017-03-02 | News, News & Events

DNA barcoding action project brings science to life for students

This past fall, high school students across Canada became citizen scientists with CurioCity’s Fish Market Survey Action Project. The perfect mixture of modern science, intrigue – all this project needed was an educator’s touch to bring it to life.

Brock University Joins Let’s Talk Science Outreach

2017-02-21 | News, News & Events

Brock University Joins Let’s Talk Science Outreach

Let’s Talk Science welcomed Brock University as our 43rd national Outreach site this fall.

Where There’s a WIL, There’s a Way

2017-02-13 | News, News & Events

Let’s Talk Science supports post-secondary students with WIL (work-integrated learning) so they can hone the job skills they need for future success. More than 50 students have finished placements with Let’s Talk Science over the years and the organization will continue to engage students with programs including internships, co-op placements and alternative field experiences.

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.

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