Announcing the 2019 National Let’s Talk Science Award Finalists

2019-10-4 | News

Let’s Talk Science volunteers do amazing work in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) every day. Each year, we recognize the volunteers who have gone above and beyond to fully embrace the mission of Let’s Talk Science, through National Volunteer Awards. These awards recognize amazing communicators with youth, whose work has been an inspiration to other volunteers.

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Happy National Volunteer Week!

2019-8-4 | Featured Volunteers, News

Whether it’s inspiring discovery in a classroom, preparing activities behind the scenes or communicating advancements in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through writing articles – our volunteers make an enormous impact on the lives they touch. This past year, they’ve reached over 300,000 youth and contributed an amazing 55,000 hours.

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Government of Canada invests in Let’s Talk Science and the future of Canadian youth

2019-20-3 | News

Let’s Talk Science thanks the Government of Canada for its renewed commitment in our work. Budget 2019 announced an investment of $10 million over two years to Let’s Talk Science, thereby extending its current commitment to 2022.

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STEM Activities this Winter from Let’s Talk Science

2019-8-1 | News

Find science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities that are as unique as your students! This winter, you’re invited to partake in engaging STEM events for Canadians of all ages through Let’s Talk Science Outreach.

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Media Literacy - Credibility where it counts

2018-2-11 | News

Video is a powerful medium for learning. Whether it’s helping spark a conversation, teaching a concept, or reaching a student who’s a visual learner; video has a strong impact.

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November is Career Awareness Month - “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

2018-31-10 | News

Canadian youth need our help to understand the implication of closing doors. Societies are changing. The emergence of new technologies is disrupting how businesses operate and interact with their customers, how people work and the careers they pursue, and even how citizens relate to their governments.

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How can I make Big Data relevant to my students?

2018-30-10 | News

Big Data is essentially the use of extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions.

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New Kids Series Focuses on Cool Careers in STEM!

2018-19-10 | News

When I Grow Up! is TVOKids’ latest television series for children ages 6-11. The new show produced by Riverbank Pictures is all about inspiring our future leaders and helping kids make the connection between their interests, education and the exciting array of careers that use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Viewers follow Mikaela on her quest to determine what she wants to be when she grows up. Her adventures are fuelled by her curiosity and a passion for STEM.

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Re-discovering your passion through volunteering

2018-20-9 | News

If you want to learn more about volunteer opportunities with Let’s Talk Science, check out highlights at,, or

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STEM Activities this Fall from Let’s Talk Science

2018-17-9 | News

It’s back to school and that means excited students, parents and Let’s Talk Science Outreach sites! This fall, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning in your area.

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Let’s Talk Science President Dr. Bonnie Schmidt named Specially Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

2018-13-9 | News

On September 11, The Royal Society of Canada and its Members announced this year’s new Fellows, and named the incoming class of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

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Congratulations to the 2018 Winners of the Science is Beautiful Contest

2018-20-8 | News

Congratulations to Élyse D'Aoust, Isabelle Roy and Alyssa Gauthier from Collège Catholique Samuel-Genest for winning the fifth Science is Beautiful contest.

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Let’s Talk Science Outreach welcomes First Nations University of Canada as 48th Outreach site

2018-21-6 | News

Let’s Talk Science Outreach welcomes the First Nations University of Canada as the 48 post-secondary site across Canada.

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Let’s Talk Science celebrates our longest-standing volunteer

2018-19-6 | News

The year was 1993. Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden, a young faculty member at the University of Ottawa (UOttawa), was looking for innovative ways she could teach her two graduate students. She encouraged them to go into a local high school and talk to the students about science and their own research.

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Announcing the 2018 Winners of the Let’s Talk Science National Volunteer Awards

2018-1-6 | News

Let’s Talk Science has more than 3,500 eager and enthusiastic volunteers from over 45 post-secondary institutions across Canada who are committed to enriching the lives of youth through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Each year, we recognize the volunteers who have gone above and beyond with four prestigious awards to applaud their outstanding contributions to volunteerism and Let’s Talk Science.

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