William Chan, Let’s Talk Science Outreach Coordinator and Volunteer at the University of Alberta

2017-5-6 | Featured Volunteers

William gets a lot out of his role as a volunteer coordinator – inspiring the children as well as his volunteers.

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Rilea Kynock, Let’s Talk Science Outreach Volunteer at University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

2017-5-6 | Featured Volunteers

Volunteering can help you remember your own growth and interests as a child. Rilea uses her enthusiasm for science and childhood memories to inspire the next generation.

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Magdalena Pop, Let's Talk Science CurioCity Volunteer

2017-5-6 | Featured Volunteers

It’s not just the kids who are learning! Our volunteers also learn new science and ways of explaining science topics through their work.

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Reem Ghaleb, Let's Talk Science Outreach Volunteer at University of Calgary

2017-5-6 | Featured Volunteers

I love being able to get students inspired and interested in science through hands-on activities and sharing my passion for science with others.

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Our Stories: The Science Lady Sparks Summer Fun

2017-5-6 | News

“Oh Mom, I don’t want to miss the space tomatoes on Friday!”

Not your average response from a seven-year-old in the middle of summer break. Yet that’s exactly what Taeyn told her mom, Keena, this past July. She and her friends at the Bkejwanong Children’s Centre were enthusiastic about the prospect of planting, caring for and observing the growth of seeds that Taeyn said “went to space and came back.”

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Our Stories: It Takes a Country to Raise a Child

2017-5-6 | News

It was 7pm on a Tuesday. Lisa checked in on her son studying and found him fast asleep with a quantum physics book laying on his chest. He had been up since 5am working on a project before school and couldn’t keep his eyes open any longer. Lisa’s son is just eight years old.

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Our Stories: Championing our future: mentoring matters

2017-5-6 | News

Fifteen years ago, Cathy, a then graduate student in Physiology at Western University entered a Grade 10 classroom for her very first Let’s Talk Science Outreach visit.

Little did she know that this first visit would become the most important step in her long-term commitment to science outreach.

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Our Stories: Role modelling & the “science” of asking questions

2017-5-6 | News

Through the Let’s Talk Science Outreach program, our volunteers act as role models for young people across the country by bringing science to their doorsteps and inspiring them to ask questions and try science, hands on.

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Our Stories: Isabel’s Story: Finding fulfillment and a career path through science outreach

2017-5-6 | News

Isabel Deslauriers began volunteering with Let’s Talk Science just a few weeks after entering grad school at McGill University. “When I saw a Let’s Talk Science poster in the hallway, I couldn’t believe my luck – it was a perfect opportunity for me!”

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Our Stories: Giving inner-city children a voice through science discovery

2017-5-6 | News

Let’s Talk Science can be found at work through diverse communities across Canada, offering rich rewards for both the volunteers who lead events and activities and the children and youth they interact and engage with.

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Our Stories: Bringing science home to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

2017-5-6 | News

At Let’s Talk Science, our volunteers are passionate about the fields they work in as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) researchers, students or professionals. Many even remember their own interest in STEM from when they were younger.

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Our Stories: Let's Talk Science 20 Year Anniversary Video (2013)

2017-5-6 | News

In 2013, Let’s Talk Science celebrated 20 years of engaging, inspiring and leading as an organization that prepares youth for their futures through meaningful science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning. This video helps tell the story of our community beginnings and the volunteers, champions, aspirations and determination that has shaped our charitable organization. Thanks to 3M for helping us produce this celebration video.

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Our Stories: Science Matters - Cathy Bennett

2017-5-6 | News

Parents are the first and most important educators in a child’s life. Cathy Bennett, president of Bennett Group of Companies, knows this. Hear more about her belief that exposing children to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and science-based extracurricular activities help develop children’s minds and build future career potential.

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Our Stories: Science Matters - Jamie Long

2017-5-6 | News

Industry supporters and champions are well positioned to plant the seed of interest in STEM learning early on. In this video clip, Jamie Long, president of Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. shares his keen interest in cultivating young people’s interest in STEM and watching it grow into future career potential – careers that will be in demand in coming years in major industries like oil and gas.

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Our Stories: Science Matters - Erin Sulley

2017-5-6 | News

The next time you watch images flickering across your television screen or listen to audio streaming on your mobile device, pause for a moment to consider the science and technology that’s at work in the entertainment industry. Rogers TV Out of the Fog host Erin Sulley explains the key role technology plays in delivering quality programs to the public and the importance of keeping current with ever-changing technologies.

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