National Volunteer Award, Let’s Talk Science Outreach
2018 Award Winner: Jade Atkins, Carleton University
Jade has been volunteering with Let’s Talk Science for 7 years! She is aware of her impact as a role model to all the students she visits, especially Indigenous women. As such, Jade works to broaden and break stereotypes typically associated with STEM careers.
Runner-up: Christine Vaccaro, University of Manitoba
Christine is involved in a wide range of activities at her local outreach site. She has created activities on topics ranging from computer programming to plant microscopy. She takes part in rural outreach trips, Girls in Science day, and Summer Day camps.
Runner-up: Daniel Saucier, Université de Moncton
Daniel is a dedicated francophone volunteer who has done over 35 activities in the past year! He helps organize a regular science club at a school in Dieppe, NB and has created new inquiry-based activities for students.
Runner-up: Erica Mitchell, University of Winnipeg
Erica helps organize and coordinate a partnership with the UWSA daycare on their campus. She works with her team to create a suite of activities, including topics based on the children’s requests! As co-leader of this partnership, she also supports her fellow volunteers.
Runner-up: Krysta Levac, Professional Volunteer
Krysta has been volunteering for the past 6 years at New Sarum Public School. As a volunteer not connected to one of our Outreach sites, Krysta independently builds and maintains educator relationships, creates activities, and arranges her classroom visits.
2017 - Jennifer Neufeld, University of Ottawa
2016 – Portia Kalun, McMaster University
2015 – Curtis McCloskey, University of Ottawa
2014 – Sue McKee, University of Ottawa
2013 – Li Wang, University of Saskatchewan
2012 – Gabriel Potvin, University of Ottawa
2011 – Sara Rafferty, University of Ottawa