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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How STEM paves the way to a wide range of careers

Globe and Mail

The world we live in is rapidly changing and there is a high demand for STEM skills in multiple disciplines to keep pace with it.

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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Turn out the lights and other lessons on electricity consumption

Globe and Mail

was born in the 1970s. Back then, parents often reminded children to “turn off the lights.” In that era, even the United States President, Jimmy Carter, was handing out energy savings advice, asking people to turn down the thermostat and put on a sweater.
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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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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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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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What might youth-led climate action look like?

Globe and Mail

Climate change has become a climate crisis.
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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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Doing our best to help Canada fight climate change

Globe and Mail

The 26th Conference of the Parties on climate change (COP26) has ended, but climate change has not.
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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

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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Gift guide for kids: Simple, inspiring ideas to get them exploring STEM

Globe and Mail

Ignite curiosity and wonder this holiday season with these simple, inexpensive and environmentally friendly gifts that will get young children, aged 4 to 8, excited and engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). These ideas can also be adapted to suit other ages.
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When plastics go bio - The good, the bad, and the not-so-terrible alternatives

Globe and Mail

Over the past decade, evidence of petroleum-based plastics as a major contributor to pollution and environmental disruption has mounted.
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COP26 is over: Is it time to engage with your youth on climate anxiety?

Globe and Mail

The all-important United Nations climate conference concluded in Glasgow this past weekend with many key negotiators from a generation that will be the least affected by its impacts.
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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

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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The World Within: Microbes and Human Health

Globe and Mail

COVID-19 has shown us the power that microbes can have in our daily lives.
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The Global Goals: An epic checklist for learning and action

Globe and Mail

In 2015, our world came together with the United Nations to create an ambitious plan to take us into the future. Offered as an Agenda for Sustainable Development, 17 Global Goals, otherwise known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, became a roadmap for protecting our planet and its citizens.
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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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Green your closet this October

Globe and Mail

This October marks the 20th anniversary of Waste Reduction Week in Canada.
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Ask, explore and discover: How STEM begins in the early years

Globe and Mail

Children are natural, curious learners and the way they explore and discover the world is inspiring.
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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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Setting a course for STEM pathways

Globe and Mail

The global careers landscape is in constant evolution.
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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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Learning about outer space helps engage youth in STEM

Globe and Mail

What are some of the first books you buy for a baby?
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Reconciliation Through STEM Education

Globe and Mail

Scientific literacy and innovation are key to addressing critical issues in many Indigenous communities such as health, the impacts of climate change, and food insecurity.

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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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.
“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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