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Let’s Talk Science and Perimeter Institute partner to leverage the power of science

Media Releases | March 12, 2024 | Share on:
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Canada’s largest organization devoted to outreach in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and the world’s largest independent hub for theoretical physics are joining forces. 

Let’s Talk Science is a national charitable organization committed to inspiring and empowering children and youth in Canada to develop the STEM skills needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Perimeter Institute is a not-for-profit research institution devoted to theoretical physics. Both organizations have a long history of sharing the power and importance of science through free, award-winning programs and resources. 

“The Perimeter Institute and Let’s Talk Science have informally collaborated for nearly two decades with our shared commitment to developing a science culture in Canada. I am thrilled that we are now formally joining forces to leverage our strengths in service to youth and educators” says Bonnie Schmidt, President and Founder, Let’s Talk Science. “Together we can showcase the critical importance of physics and math to an ever-growing audience.” 

This new partnership will allow both organizations to further their efforts to increase scientific literacy among the Canadian public and amplify existing programs with even more young minds from coast to coast to coast. 

Specifically, Perimeter will become a regular contributor to Let’s Talk News, an online resource library on that includes a multi-media collection of resources authored by science, technology and innovation leaders with the goal to improve science literacy. Perimeter staff and scientists will provide inspirational content about topical, cutting-edge developments in the world of physics - with the first article launching this spring. In addition, Perimeter’s educational outreach staff will participate in other Let’s Talk Science events and initiatives – including the upcoming Let’s Talk Science Challenge – and staff from both organizations will co-host educational outreach efforts in Canadian schools. 

“We’re incredibly excited to strengthen our long-standing ties with Let’s Talk Science,” says Paul Smith, Perimeter’s Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director. “Educational outreach has been a core part of Perimeter’s mission since its inception. For three decades, Let’s Talk Science has been doing important work to promote the power of STEM to children and youth across the country. Together, we can champion the scientific skills that underpin a modern society and empower the next generation of scientists and innovators.”


About Let’s Talk Science

Let’s Talk Science – a leading partner in Canadian education since 1993 – is a national charitable organization committed to removing barriers to education and inspiring and empowering children and youth of all ages to develop the skills they need to participate and thrive in an ever-changing world. To accomplish this, Let’s Talk Science offers a comprehensive suite of free programs that unlock the powerful platform of STEM to ignite the power of creative and critical thinking for youth, educators, and volunteers across Canada. For more information about Let's Talk Science, visit  

About Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute is the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics. The independent Institute was founded in 1999 to foster breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of our universe, from the smallest particles to the entire cosmos. Research at Perimeter is motivated by the understanding that fundamental science advances human knowledge and catalyzes innovation, and that today’s theoretical physics is tomorrow’s technology. Located in the Region of Waterloo, the not-for-profit Institute is a unique public-private endeavour, including the Governments of Ontario and Canada, that enables cutting-edge research, trains the next generation of scientific pioneers, and shares the power of physics through award-winning educational outreach and public engagement.


For more information, contact: 


Colleen Babenko

Director, Marketing and Communications

Let’s Talk Science



Mike Brown

Senior Manager, Communications and Media

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics