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Indigenous Outreach Project Award, Let’s Talk Science Outreach

Indigenous Outreach Project Award, Let’s Talk Science Outreach

2021 Award Winner:
The Beausoleil First Nation;
Let’s Talk Science at Lakehead University, Orillia

Screen captures of student zoom presentations

As part of a partnership between Let's Talk Science at Lakehead Orillia and the Education Department of the Beausoleil First Nation, 26 teacher candidates/Let's Talk Science volunteers carried out an intensive program of science outreach for the seven classes that make up the Christian Island Elementary School. Teams of volunteers provided live outreach, pre-recorded activity videos and other resources for each of these classes to engage students in science at a critical time.

Learn more about the winner by watching their celebration video!

2021 Runner-up:

“Ten years of mentoring youth from the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation and Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne communities”​​​​​​​ 
The University of Ottawa and Carleton University

The Let’s Talk Science Aboriginal Mentorship Program at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University has mentored an average of 30 high school Indigenous youth from the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation and the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne communities to develop a science, research or design fair project each year for the past ten years. Volunteer mentors serve as science role models to students and help them see that science is both fun and a possible post-secondary option for them.

Past winners:

2020 – Let’s Talk Science Outreach at the University of Ottawa

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