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Explore living creatures outside this summer

Globe and Mail

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 around us. Let’s Talk Science offers numerous fun activities to get youth outside and engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Dr. Daniel Heath

Who’s been here before us? How eDNA is providing answers

Globe and Mail

Who’s been here before us? Scientists are increasingly using environmental DNA (eDNA) to answer that question.
A student from Kuujjuag, Quebec, participating in a hands-on activity during an outreach visit.

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.
Daniel Sinnett

Four letters that save lives: A, C, G & T

Globe and Mail

Diagnosing a rare disease is often a long and confusing journey for patients and families.

child drawing

Recognizing signs of child and youth mental distress: A guide for parents and caregivers

The Globe and Mail

The pandemic has been hard and stressful on many. Despite the common view that children and youth are inherently resilient, they too have suffered.

Exploring stem cells and engaging the next generation of Canadian scientists

The Globe and Mail

What if treatments for rare and chronic diseases such as type 1 diabetes and Alzheimer’s could be found within our own bodies?
Plastic and other garbage in water

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.
Yellow, red and green lentils

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.

solar panels

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.

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.
arctic ocean

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.
Kids with small shovels digging in garden with adult

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.
Computer with coding

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.
Kids building tower

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.