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2022 National Let's Talk Science Awards Finalists

Announcing the 2022 National Let’s Talk Science Award Finalists

April 28, 2022

 As part of our National Volunteer Week celebrations, we are happy to announce the finalists for our National Volunteer Awards!

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Announcing the 2022 National Let’s Talk Science Award Finalists

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Climate change and youth mental health: What we can do

Globe and Mail

Climate change can be a scary topic. As a middle school science teacher, I felt ready to teach students about climate change. What I was not prepared for was the strong emotional reactions of my students.
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Climate change and youth mental health: What we can do

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Happy National Volunteer Week!

April 25, 2022

Sunday April 24th to Saturday, April 30th is National Volunteer Week and we want to say

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Happy National Volunteer Week!

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Decoding Lentils

Globe and Mail

Most of us understand the truth in the saying ‘You are what you eat.’ But the food you choose can also be healthy for the environment.

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Decoding Lentils

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Toyota Canada Foundation invests additional $600,000 in Let’s Talk Science

April 14, 2022

Toyota Canada Foundation is renewing its commitment to Let’s Talk Science for another four years with an additional $600,000 in funding focused on climate education and action.
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Toyota Canada Foundation invests additional $600,000 in Let’s Talk Science

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The past and future of energy: Here comes the sun

Globe and Mail

People get energy from eating plants and burning wood for heat. Humans have also learned how to process various types of food and vegetation into fuels, called biofuels, that heat our homes and even power our cars.
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The past and future of energy: Here comes the sun

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Your immune system is super smart and hard-working, so give it the best shot!

Globe and Mail

Every day we encounter millions of microscopic organisms that can cause serious damage if it weren’t for our brilliant immune cells. How do they do it? By working together like your school staff.
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Your immune system is super smart and hard-working, so give it the best shot!

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Engaging youth in ocean literacy to ensure we have a sustainable future

Globe and Mail

Planet Earth is truly an ocean planet. In fact, the ocean covers over 70 per cent of the planet’s surface, it is the origin of life on Earth, and is home to some of the most diverse ecosystems. It is a source of wonder, curiosity and excitement.
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Engaging youth in ocean literacy to ensure we have a sustainable future

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Sanofi Canada invests in Let’s Talk Science

March 28, 2022

Let’s Talk Science is pleased to announce an investment of $30,000 from sanofi-aventis Canada Inc. (Sanofi Canada) to support national science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education outreach and build inclusion for youth across Canada.
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Sanofi Canada invests in Let’s Talk Science

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Raising outdoor kids: Take a walk, find Spring and build STEM skills

Globe and Mail

In a country with as many climates as Canada, spring arrives at different times and in different ways.
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Raising outdoor kids: Take a walk, find Spring and build STEM skills

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What is engineering? How to introduce kids to a world of invention and problem-solving

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I loved science growing up.
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What is engineering? How to introduce kids to a world of invention and problem-solving

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Cybersecurity and the Gender Gap

Globe and Mail

The emergence of e-commerce platforms, the Internet of Things, Blockchain and other disruptive technologies, have made cybersecurity a fast-growing career sector. Technical skills are required but many young people, and young women, in particular, are missing out on opportunities because of misunderstandings and lack of support.
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Cybersecurity and the Gender Gap

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Kids can think like an engineer

Globe and Mail

What does it mean to think like an engineer? I am often surprised when meeting someone new – whether in a professional context or not – how often I can guess that they have a background in engineering. It is something about the way they have of seeing and interacting with the world around them and, in some situations, their ability to take apart complex problems and put them back together.
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Kids can think like an engineer

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Girl Coders: Inspiring and supporting females in computer science

Globe and Mail

Imagine walking into your first Computer Science class, looking around and noticing that you are the only girl in a room full of boys. You also quickly realize that the boys either pretend you are not there or talk right over you.
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Girl Coders: Inspiring and supporting females in computer science

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Reaching, Engaging, and Inspiring: Role Models Motivate Youth During Pandemic

Globe and Mail

For many volunteers, educators and parents across the country, keeping kids focused and engaged in online learning has been a struggle. At the same time, programs have found innovative ways to connect with kids despite the challenges.
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Reaching, Engaging, and Inspiring: Role Models Motivate Youth During Pandemic

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Government of Canada Reinvests in Digital Literacy Programming for Youth in Canada

February 16, 2022

On February 11, as part of the CanCode 3.0 investment, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry announced Let’s Talk Science will receive $2.8 million over the next two years.
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Government of Canada Reinvests in Digital Literacy Programming for Youth in Canada

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The power and influence of women in STEM

Globe and Mail

Like an unfortunate cliché, a narrative told too often, I am no stranger to the gender gap in STEM. My first realization of this “not belonging” occurred as a ninth-grader first joining my school’s Engineering Club.
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The power and influence of women in STEM

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How STEM powers the Winter Olympics

Globe and Mail

Did you know that when you watch the 2022 Winter Olympic Games you’re watching science in action? From the surfaces on which athletes compete, to the equipment they use and even the mental and physical preparations they need to be ready on game day – science is at the heart of each competition!
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How STEM powers the Winter Olympics

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African proverbs that will get you thinking about science

Globe and Mail

Black History month, celebrated every February, offers an opportunity to remember the historic contributions of people of African Descent to the sciences.
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African proverbs that will get you thinking about science

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How to raise resilient readers

Globe and Mail

Reading, storytelling, singing, and talking with kids are free and accessible approaches to building literacy skills and supporting your child’s social-emotional and academic development.
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How to raise resilient readers

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BGC Canada and Let’s Talk Science are partnering to support young people through virtual programming

January 20, 2022

BGC Canada (formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada) and Let’s Talk Science are looking forward to working together to create high-quality, virtu

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BGC Canada and Let’s Talk Science are partnering to support young people through virtual programming

Let’s Talk Science Welcomes New Members to the Board of Directors

January 14, 2022

Let’s Talk Science is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to our Board of D

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Let’s Talk Science Welcomes New Members to the Board of Directors

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Vancouver Island University joins Let’s Talk Science Outreach

January 10, 2022

Let’s Talk Science welcomes Vancouver Island University as our 52nd outreach site, sixth site in British Columbia and 14th in Western Canada.
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Vancouver Island University joins Let’s Talk Science Outreach

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Bringing Science to Life with Braille

Globe and Mail

When we talk about disability, we’re accustomed to talking about “visible” and “invisible” disabilities. We usually define these terms based on disability type, and blindness and partial sight is associated with “visible” disabilities.
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Bringing Science to Life with Braille

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Let’s talk about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Globe and Mail

We all want to make the world a better place. But how do we do that? It can certainly feel overwhelming—especially for parents raising young people in a pandemic that has exposed so many of our planet’s most urgent issues, from climate change to human rights.
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Let’s talk about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Introducing Climate Action Lab powered by Let's Talk Science

December 10, 2021

Let’s Talk Science is gearing up to create ways for thousands of high school students across Canada to participate in climate action.

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Introducing Climate Action Lab powered by Let's Talk Science

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STEM careers are for students with disabilities too

Globe and Mail

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” When we are younger, we all get asked this question in one way or another – and when we’re older, we often ask it to the next generation.
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STEM careers are for students with disabilities too

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Career planning should include STEM

Globe and Mail

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) have a huge impact on our day-to-day lives including in the workplace.
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Career planning should include STEM

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Career Awareness Initiatives Proven to Expand Youth Choice

October 20, 2021

Let’s Talk Careers Competitions bring relevance to students, identify pathways to post-secondary learning and increase potential career choices.
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Career Awareness Initiatives Proven to Expand Youth Choice

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Discover Learning Pathways

October 07, 2021

A conversation with Joanna Sanders, Director of Professional Learning at Let’s Talk Science
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Discover Learning Pathways

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September 30th - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2021

September 30th, 2021 marks the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a national statutory holiday in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action 80,
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September 30th - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Celebrating the Successes and Challenges of the 2021 Daily Discovery Series

September 14, 2021

The Daily Discovery Series comes to an end as we look back at some of our favourite moments and look ahead at what is to come.
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Celebrating the Successes and Challenges of the 2021 Daily Discovery Series

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Science, Symposiums, and Sushi

September 13, 2021

At a Let’s Talk Science Symposium, you can expect stirring discussions between STEM leaders sharing their careers paths, a community of youth tuning in from all around Canada, and maybe even one of Charles’, an awesome Let’s Talk Science moderator, brilliant food analogies.
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Science, Symposiums, and Sushi

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Climate Crisis Education

September 03, 2021

The weather is like the clothes we wear daily, and climate is our wardrobe for the

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Climate Crisis Education

New Partnership with Royal Society of Canada and the Globe and Mail

September 02, 2021

Let’s Talk Science is proud to announce, we have partnered with the Royal Society of Canada to provide

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New Partnership with Royal Society of Canada and the Globe and Mail

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Digital Literacy Gets Unplugged in the Fifth Week of the Daily Discovery Series

August 27, 2021

The penultimate week of the series takes digital literacy outside with hopscotch and creates crafty binary code necklaces.
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Digital Literacy Gets Unplugged in the Fifth Week of the Daily Discovery Series

“That’s a Real Job” video preview from YouTube on our STEM career website.

They may seem out there, but these are real jobs! Or they will be soon…

Farming in space, custom designing human organs for transplant, or building robots that do the jobs you don’t want to do - that’s not science fiction, that’s a real job! Watch all of our “That’s a Real Job” videos on our STEM career website.

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