Volunteer Woman doing an experiment with a group of children

The David Colcleugh Leadership Award for Let's Talk Science Outreach Coordinators

2020 Award Winner:
Jacqueline Barnett, Let’s Talk Science at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus

Jacqueline Barnett

Since Jacqueline became a site coordinator at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in May 2019, she has helped improve the site’s reach drastically with newly developed activities while putting an emphasis on volunteer engagement through multiple recognition initiatives.

Learn more about the winner by watching their celebration video!

2020 Runners-Up:

Runner-up: Geneviève Gill, McGill University

Geneviève has put a strong emphasis on accessibility to STEM education, including greater access to STEM-based learning for students of multiple languages and cultural backgrounds and students with learning disabilities.

Runner-up: Shalini Iyer, York University

Shalini has expanded her site’s impact through the creation of large events and symposiums, such as the Tri-Sci Tournament and the formation of a volunteer executive team.

Past Winners:
  • 2019 – Sarah Purcell, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
  • 2018 – Michelle Lynn Trudel, University of Winnipeg
  • 2017 – Mannix Chan, University of Victoria
  • 2016 – Emily Ng, University of Calgary
  • 2015 – Rachel Ward-Maxwell, McMaster University
  • 2014 – Gabriel Potvin, University of Ottawa
  • 2013 – Frances Lasowski, McMaster University
  • 2012 – Megan Dodd, McMaster University
  • 2011 – Julie Mason, University of Toronto, St. George campus