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Why STEM Education Matters and What Needs to Change

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May 7, 2024

“We have an opportunity to introduce more young people to the wonders of science,” says Bonnie Schmidt, founder of Let's Talk Science. “We must evolve how we teach STEM to make it more inclusive, accessible, and relevant to young people."
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Unlocking Potential: How Let’s Talk Science Shaped Ian Dimopoulos’ Passion for Northern Education

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April 12, 2024

“Throughout my time at Let’s Talk Science, I got to go to different communities and had some authority to plan projects in the north,” he says. “I enjoyed getting to build something. The program allowed me to share my voice and build something from the ground up.”
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Empowering Black Youth in STEM: Amaal Abdi's Let’s Talk Science Initiatives

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February 9, 2024

Volunteering for Let’s Talk Science gave Abdi the oppurtunity to get out of the classroom and enabled her to bring her passion for science to youth across Ottawa. “Hands down, my favourite part of volunteering is working with the kids,” says Abdi. “They are so much smarter than you could ever imagine, and I've never had a negative experience. I always have kids coming up to me during visits, telling me how much fun they are having and asking when we are coming back. It’s amazing.”
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Making Space for Black Youth

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January 26, 2024

“I hope that we see Black and Indigenous kids thriving in post-secondary and getting access to career opportunities that they haven’t had in the past,” says Abdi. “It comes down to supporting youth at the earlier stages and setting them up for that success.” 
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Code, Communication, and Community: Caroline Huang's Fusion of STEM and Storytelling

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December 8, 2023

Huang first got involved with Let’s Talk Science after hearing President Bonnie Schmidt speak at the 2021 Sanofi Biogenius Canada competition.

Celebrating Diversity and Volunteerism: Let's Talk Science's Nominations in the 2023 CharityVillage Awards

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November 13, 2023

Let’s Talk Science is thrilled to be recognized as a finalist for two 2023 CharityVillage awards. We are a finalist for Best Nonprofit Employer - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (20+ Staff) & and Best Nonprofit Employer - Volunteer Program (20+ Staff).
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A Journey of Passion, Purpose, and Personal Growth: Reflecting on My Path

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September 26, 2023

I am Elliott, Ojibway on my father’s side and Mohawk on my mother’s. Looking back on my life's journey, I can't help but marvel at the twists and turns that have brought me to where I am today. As we approach the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, I find myself reflecting on the significant events that have shaped my life and led me down a path of empowerment and positive change.
The 2022/2023 Margaret Stephens Professional Development Bursary Recipients

Congratulations to the 2022/23 Margaret Stephens Professional Development Bursary Recipients!

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August 28, 2023

Let’s Talk Science is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022/23 Margaret Stephens Professional Development Bursary.
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Creating an inclusive environment within Let's Talk Science

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June 20, 2023

Let's Talk Science celebrates the richness of cultures and diversity within the workplace. Read more about our EDIA initiatives and join us on our journey to learn and grow.
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The Importance of Role Models

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June 19, 2023

Celebrate National Indigenous History Month by learning about the power and importance of role models and education from a young age from Tammy Webster from Let's Talk Science and registered band member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg.

Mitacs and Let's Talk Science partner to re-launch the Indigenous Mentorship program

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June 7, 2023

Mitacs and Let's Talk Science partner to re-launch the Indigenous Mentorship program

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Congratulations to the 2023 National Volunteer Award Winners!

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June 1, 2023

Each year, we recognize the Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteers who have exceeded expectations.

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My STEM Journey

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May 16, 2023

While at Let’s Talk Science, I have valued the opportunities to share my experiences and celebrate my culture and heritage with my colleagues, and I hope that we can continue to break down barriers as we look towards the future.
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Announcing the 2023 National Let’s Talk Science Award Finalists

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April 20, 2023

As part of our National Volunteer Week celebrations, we are happy to announce the finalists for our National Volunteer Awards! Each year, we honour the impact that Let’s Talk Science volunteers have on children, youth and their peers with three prestigious awards.
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Happy National Volunteer Week!

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April 14, 2023

National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration of Canada’s 24 million volunteers! This year, we’re celebrating and appreciating the efforts of our amazing 1200 volunteers from Sunday, April 16, to Saturday, April 22.