Indigenous Outreach Project Award, Let’s Talk Science Outreach
2020 Award Winner:
An incredible journey with Inuuqatigiit;
Let’s Talk Science at the University of Ottawa
- Volunteer team:
- Amaal Abdi, Connor Kupchak, Kelly Xu, Matthew Robrigado, Olivia Pantoja, and Sue McKee
Since March 2019 and as part of an ongoing partnership working with Inuit children at Inuuqatigiit’s Tukimut Afterschool Program, volunteers completed 46 activities with 855 youth at Inuuqatigiit. Their main goal was to encourage an interest and excitement in science by connecting with Inuit youth, listening to their stories, and showing them that science is all around us.
Learn more about the winner by watching their celebration video!
“Partnership with First Nation Education Initiative Incorporated in New Brunswick”
UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, University of Moncton, Mount Allison University
In the first year of a partnership with First Nation Education Initiative Incorporated (FNEII) in New Brunswick, volunteers reached 255 Indigenous Youth and delivered over 24 activities in all but one of the Indigenous elementary schools in New Brunswick. Their aim was to raise STEM awareness among Indigenous students and inspire them to have the self-efficacy, knowledge and passion to be interested in STEM and hopefully one day pursue a related career.
2019 – Let’s Talk Science Outreach at Memorial University, St. John’s campus
2018 – Let’s Talk Science Outreach Team, University of Calgary