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STEM careers are for students with disabilities too

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“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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Career planning should include STEM

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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 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.
Joanna Sanders

Discover Learning Pathways

October 07, 2021

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

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.
Caroline

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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Climate Crisis Education

September 03, 2021

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

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

Gardy Lavertu

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.
Teagan Phillips

The Daily Discovery Series Catapults Into the World of Physics

August 23, 2021

Projectiles, rubber band cars and testing gravity. Programming assistants explore forces and movements.
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From the Depths of the Ocean Towards the Edge of the Universe

August 06, 2021

Week three of the Daily Discovery series goes to space and programming assistants teach sustainability

If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again - week two of the Daily Discovery Series

July 29, 2021

Things heat up for coordinators with salt crystal do-overs and emergency fire escape plans.

Summer STEM Activities

July 21, 2021

The summer months are upon us and along with longer days and warm weather, summer provides an opportunity to get outside and engage with the world

Embracing their inner Bill Nye - A look at week one of the Daily Discovery Series

July 15, 2021

Let’s Talk Science coordinators take on lava lamp spills, oobleck mix-ups, and new camera setups.
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The Power of a Class Project

July 07, 2021

When teachers Gail Mills and Mike Fitzmaurice of Eganville & District Public School brought Let’s Talk Science’s Living Space project into their Grade 4 and 5 classrooms, they had no idea how successful it would be.
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Indigenous Peoples in STEM

June 21, 2021

June is National Indigenous History Month and on June 21st, we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Swapna and Sandhya

STEAM Sisters

June 17, 2021

Let’s Talk Science Outreach coordinators and partners, recipients of the 2021 Youth Media Alliance Award for best program, short-form content, ages 9+.
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Announcing the 2021 Let’s Talk Science Challenge Winners

May 27, 2021

Since 2005, we have offered the Let's Talk Science Challenge to educators and parents as a fun, free and easy way to engage youth in Grades 6-8 in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning outside the classroom.

Scientific Literacy During the Pandemic

May 10, 2021

To mask or not to mask? One of the earliest calls to action during the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the impact of scientific literacy on personal decision-making and action. It exposed an unfortunate tension between opinion and evidence, which could be resolved, at least in part, through STEM1 education.
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Happy National Volunteer Week!

April 09, 2021

Despite a challenging year, our volunteers have gone above and beyond to inspire youth through their passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In 2019-2020, approximately 2,500 Let’s Talk Science volunteers contributed over 25,000 hours of service!
Sophia Saleem

Meet Our Teacher Leaders - Sofia Saleem

April 08, 2021

How much does Sofia Saleem love teaching middle school? She cannot say enough great things about it.
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Government of Canada Invests in Let’s Talk Science

April 08, 2021

Government of Canada Invests $5.9 Million in Let’s Talk Science to Support Climate Education and Action for Youth

Let's Talk Science Condemns all Forms of Racism

March 26, 2021

Let's Talk Science condemns all forms of racism.

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Creativity Delivers Inspiring Outreach Efforts

February 22, 2021

Before COVID hit, Chris Murray was visiting more than 50 classes per semester around Orillia as a Let’s Talk Science volunteer. When schools shut down in the spring of 2020, Murray, an associate professor of physics and sustainability sciences at Lakehead University, took his lessons online.
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STEM Role Model Inspires Inner-City Youth

February 22, 2021

Shalini Iyer knows that for some students, the most meaningful lessons and inspiration can happen outside school. When Iyer prepares science activities for young people in Toronto’s Jane-Finch area, she is doing more than offering a fun after-school program. She is serving as a role model.
Winnie Hsu

Meet Our Teacher Leaders - Winnie Hsu

February 19, 2021

Teaching is Winnie’s true calling. She has been doing it for 20 years now, and she is all about sharing the love of science with her students. She is also sharing this love through her work as a Teacher Leader.
Jason in class with students

There’s So Much to Learn

February 04, 2021

Jason Peterson believes in the power of science. Not just to inspire youth, give them valuable skills and perhaps trigger career ideas.

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

January 28, 2021

Let’s Talk Science is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to our Board of Directors. Debasis (“DB”) Bhaumik, Eric Bosco and Deborah Saucier join a team of dedicated and accomplished professionals who guide and oversee the work of Let’s Talk Science.
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Meet Our Teacher Leaders - Greg Ryerson

January 13, 2021

Greg is a middle school science teacher with a newfound passion for coding. He has been teaching for 11 years, and he recently became a Teacher Leader with the Let’s Talk Science team. Greg hosts a series of STEM Career webinars in which he helps other teachers make the connections to STEM career pathways in their classrooms. 
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Seaspan Shipyards Invests $300,000 to Engage Canadian Youth in Marine Industry STEM Careers through Let’s Talk Science

December 08, 2020

Seaspan’s three-year commitment will support the roll-out of new Kindergarten–Grade 12 (K-12) programming across Canada designed to educate and inspire youth about STEM careers in the marine and shipbuilding industries.
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Engaging with donor employees

December 04, 2020

Have you ever participated in a Let’s Talk Science event, like the Let’s Talk Science Challenge, or attended a Symposium series, like Let’s Talk Ca

“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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