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Upcoming Visionary Symposiums

The Visionary Symposium Series will inspire, fuel critical thinking about leading-edge technology, and prepare high school students to meet the needs of tomorrow.

Students will have the chance to participate in discussions about emerging topics and learn about fascinating fields such as lunar exploration, and One Health. They will also have a unique opportunity to engage with STEM leaders and hear invaluable tips.

Don't miss out! Register for one of the below symposiums today.

Let’s Talk Climate Change: Is Adaptation an Option?

Tuesday, May 25 - 12:30 p.m. ET

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report focuses on climate change impacts on humans and the natural world. How can we build resilience and adapt to harsh realities while we tackle key challenges?

Join us for an insightful keynote from Canada Research Chair in Environment, Society and Policy, Jackie Dawson. Jackie will be breaking down the IPCC report and pulling out the key elements to know for high schoolers and what they can take from it for their daily lives.


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See our full lineup of Symposiums happening this school year

Scheduled Symposiums for 2022


The StemCellTalks symposium provides youth with the unique opportunity to join in the dialogue on stem cells with academic researchers in the field. You’ll explore ethical frameworks for stem cells and improve public awareness about the science and medical dilemmas in the field.

Explore the options:

Let's Talk Cancer

Let’s Talk Cancer is a symposium that explores the use of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as an integral part of cancer research. The day includes seminars from research professionals along with a variety of activities designed to involve students with a hands-on understanding of how STEM contributes to advancements in cancer research.


Benefits to students

Two female students smiling at test tube with educator
  • Exposure to current research and STEM applications
  • Inspires youth to explore a diverse range of STEM career options
  • Brings students to a post-secondary campus – a great opportunity to meet role models and see STEM in action (in-person events only)

Thank you to our Symposium Partners

Genome Canada Genome Quebec Kids Code Research Information Outreach Team Royal Society of Canada Stem Cell NetworkCanadian Space Agency logo

Thank you to our Symposium Supporters

Amgen - Quebec Event PartnerBayer

Thank you to our Visionary Donors

Amgen Canada Government of Canada Hibernia
The Mitchell and Kathryn Baran Family Foundation


Trottier Family Foundation Rio Tinto