Canada 2067 - Nation-building initiative to support the evolution of Canadian education: Shaping youth learning in science, technology, engineering and math

2017-14-7 | Media Releases

Today, in the presence of the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Canada 2067 was introduced: A new initiative to identify the approaches to education, conditions and actions that are needed to ensure Canadian youth are as prepared as possible for the rapidly changing world.

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Canadian parents have influence, but don’t make the grade when it comes to having The Talk with their kids about science education

2017-14-7 | Media Releases

Almost 90 per cent of Canadian parents believe they are the strongest influence when it comes making decisions about their children’s education and post-secondary pathways, but they are not exerting that influence when it comes to science education.

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Local Students Explore Connections Between Hands-on Science Learning Opportunities and Career Pathways

2017-14-7 | Media Releases

More than 150 Northern B.C. students from Kindergarten to Grade 9 and their families from the Peace River region will gather with educators and industry partners at the Let’s Talk Science Extravaganza and Career Fair, from June 9 – 11 to explore learning opportunities and related career pathways in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Let’s Talk Science national volunteer awards celebrate dedication of Canadian post-secondary students to science outreach

2017-14-7 | Media Releases

This week, approximately 80 volunteer coordinators are attending the Let’s Talk Science National Outreach Conference to receive specialized training for delivering exciting, free, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities with youth in classrooms and at community events, based at more than 40 universities and colleges across Canada.

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Let’s Talk Science receives federal government funding of $12.5 million over five years to greatly expand its science education programs for Canadian youth

2017-14-7 | Media Releases

The Government of Canada today announced it is providing $12.5 million in funding over five years to Let’s Talk Science, a national, charitable education and outreach organization. The funding allows Let’s Talk Science to undertake a transformative change that will kick start a significant expansion of its activities across Canada.

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Local students explore, compete and celebrate at 10th Anniversary of Let’s Talk Science Challenge at McMaster University

2017-14-7 | Media Releases

Approximately 220 Grade 6, 7 and 8 students from Hamilton and area schools will unite to explore, compete and celebrate today at the 10th Anniversary of the Let’s Talk Science Challenge at McMaster University where it first began. The event is hosted by Let’s Talk Science, an award-winning national charitable youth development organization.

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Council of Canadian Academies releases STEM Skills report

2017-14-7 | Media Releases

On April 30, 2015, the Council of Canadian Academies released a new report entitled, Some Assembly Required: STEM Skills and Canada’s Economic Productivity. The expert panel was charged with examining how well prepared Canada is to meet future skill requirements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Memorial University student wins prestigious Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award for Let’s Talk Science outreach efforts in rural, remote communities

2017-14-7 | Media Releases

Cody O’Brien, a Memorial University of Newfoundland biochemistry major and avid Let’s Talk Science volunteer has been named Community Leader (Atlantic) in the 2015 Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards. The Happy Valley-Goose Bay student is one of just 17 successful award recipients chosen from 385 nominees.

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Let’s Talk Science receives boost from NSERC’s PromoScience Program

2017-14-7 | Media Releases

Today, the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced a three-year, $102,000 investment in Let’s Talk Science to support the award-winning Tomatosphere™ program.

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Canada Science and Technology Museum Launches Partnership with Let’s Talk Science

2017-14-7 | Media Releases

The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC) and Let’s Talk Science, a Canadian national charitable organization, have partnered to help our nation’s youth strengthen their learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and prolong their studies in these fields.

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Let’s Talk Science congratulates federal government on expanding initiatives for science, technology, engineering and math engagement for Canadian youth

2017-14-7 | Media Releases

Let’s Talk Science congratulates the federal government for its announcement today of new and expanded initiatives to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) engagement and looks forward to contributing to the effort as part of the new science, technology and innovation strategy.

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Let's Talk Science Partners with Math Science Special Interest Council

2017-14-7 | Media Releases

Let’s Talk Science, a national, charitable education and outreach organization has partnered with the NLTA’s Math/Science Special Interest Council to present a lunch and learn for senior administrators, as well as a keynote address to educators highlighting the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Scouts Canada and Let's Talk Science Partner to Encourage STEM Career Growth amongst Canadian Youth

2017-14-7 | Media Releases

Scouts Canada and Let’s Talk Science are joining forces to spark a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) amongst Canadian youth in an effort to combat low interest in pursuing STEM-related careers.

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STEM is the future when it comes to careers, but what do Canadian teens really think about it?

2017-14-7 | Media Releases

Science is fun according to almost three quarters of Canadian youth – a number that has more than doubled, from 34 to 72 per cent, in just three years. What’s more is that youth have a huge appreciation for science with 72 per cent believing science offers many different career options and 74 per cent recognizing its importance to adult life. So with interest in and appreciation for science increasing, are youth actually planning to pursue it?

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Canadian post-secondary students recognized by Let’s Talk Science Awards

2017-14-7 | Media Releases

Let’s Talk Science a national, charitable organization that engages children, youth and educators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) has recognized three outstanding volunteers during its annual national training conference today in London, Ontario.

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