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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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