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

Jessica and Marlene Tukimut BBQ

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!

2020 Runner-up:

“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.

Past winners:

2019 – Let’s Talk Science Outreach at Memorial University, St. John’s campus
2018 – Let’s Talk Science Outreach Team, University of Calgary