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Research, Publications & Surveys

Let’s Talk Science is committed to understanding the impact and outcomes of our work, providing us with an evidence-based approach to decision making. Over the years, we have completed many studies, ranging from focused program evaluations to larger scale public reports. We regularly share our findings in different venues, including conferences, peer-reviewed journals, education and industry magazines, newsletters, media and on our website.

In this section, you’ll find overviews of our surveys, research studies and publications.


Our ongoing research shows an impact on children, youth and young adult attitudes and intentions.

For example:

  • 95 per cent of high school students surveyed said they understood a specific science topic much better after a visit from our volunteers and 78 per cent indicated they had more interest in working in scientific fields.
  • More than 75 per cent of our volunteers surveyed said being involved with Let’s Talk Science improved their communication and teaching skills and helped them realize they had the power to make a positive difference.

Angus Reid Vision Critical survey 2011 – Parent Attitudes toward Science Education

Let’s Talk Science and Amgen Canada commissioned a survey of Canadian parents about their belief in the importance of post-secondary science education, scientific study as well as the role of science in their everyday lives.

pdfRead a summary of the survey results.

Angus Reid Vision Critical survey 2010 – Teen Perspectives on Science

Let’s Talk Science, with support from Amgen Canada, commissioned a survey about Canadian teen attitudes toward science.

pdfRead a summary of the survey results.

Impact study findings

We’ve done research on the impact of our programs on volunteers and high school students.

pdfRead a summary of our findings.

Spotlight on Science Learning Studies

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are vital to Canada’s economic well-being and quality of life. At Let’s Talk Science, along with Amgen Canada, we’re examining the state of STEM learning in Canada through our landmark Spotlight on Science Learning studies.

Explore the Spotlight on Science Learning Studies.

Publications by Year

Below you’ll find a listing of our various publications, categorized by year.

View all of our publications.