Let’s Talk Science, University of Manitoba Wins 2015 Outstanding Science Organization Award


Kristen Chan
George Valentim of STAM presents award to Kristen Chan, Let’s Talk Science Outreach Coordinator University of Manitoba.

On Friday, October 23 Let's Talk Science at the University of Manitoba received the 2015 Outstanding Science Organization Award from the Science Teacher Association of Manitoba (STAM).

“We want to thank the Outreach coordinators and volunteers for the hard work they put in with Let’s Talk Science at the University of Manitoba,” said Isabel Deslauriers, Manager, Let’s Talk Science Outreach program. “This award is a wonderful way to showcase the level of dedication and involvement of the coordinators and volunteers at the University of Manitoba. They have done a great job of engaging the community in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) literacy and we are very excited to see them being rewarded for their achievements.”

Angelique Wieler and Kirsten Chan
Angelique Wieler, Let's Talk Science Volunteer, and Kirsten Chan, Let's Talk Science Outreach Coordinator, at the STAM Sage 2015 professional development day in Winnipeg.

Let’s Talk Science Outreach has been active at the University of Manitoba for over ten years and this award demonstrates their ongoing leadership and commitment to engaging kids in quality learning experiences that will develop their interest and abilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Let’s Talk Science Outreach at the University of Manitoba is supported by a number of funders – individuals, corporations and foundations – including The Winnipeg Foundation.

Nationally, in 2014-15 Let’s Talk Science Outreach program had an outstanding year.

By the numbers:

  • engaged more than 3,500 Outreach volunteers
  • reached more than 230,000 children and youth
  • had partnerships with 2,300 educators
  • reached 70,000 parents/general public
  • delivered over 4,600 hands-on/minds-on activities
  • visited 375 unique communities
  • donated 46,000 hours volunteering with the Outreach