Big Ideas in Energy


February 18, 2014
Let’s Talk Science at McGill University is hosting its first ever Big Ideas in Energy Symposium on February 18, 2014.  Local scientists and energy industry professionals will speak to high school students from the Pearson School Board about some common and some not so common forms of energy production.  
Big Ideas shared in the symposium talks include:
  • Learning how harnessing mitochondrial energy could change the future 
  • Hearing how Canada is tapping in to nuclear energy
  • Understanding what effects public and industrial energy consumption have on climate change
  • Exploring opportunities to harness energy from elsewhere in the universe
Support for this event provided by the Trottier Family Foundation and Neuro, along with the volunteer organizers from Let’s Talk Science at McGill University.
Big Ideas in Energy Symposium
Let’s Talk Science, McGill University
Location: SSMU Ballroom 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec 
Date: February 18, 2014


Science is Beautiful Art Competition


January 30, 2014

SiBVideoStillsThe world around us is full of wonder and beauty, from natural to technological creations. Through our ever increasing understanding of the universe, one can glimpse a small slice of the complexity and elegance all around us. Let’s Talk Science is working to spread this wonder with the Science is Beautiful Art Competition.

After a successful competition in 2013 run through Let’s Talk Science at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, the competition is being run nationally at multiple Let’s Talk Science Outreach sites.

Contest Details
Each entry must be accompanied by both a short description of the work, and a short description of the scientific concept(s) involved or represented (each with a maximum of 200 words). Entries can be submitted individually, or in groups, but only one entry per person/group is allowed. Contest is for high school students (Grades 9-12), and can be in any art medium.  

Deadline: Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 before 4PM
Contact: Katy Hartling at
For more information contact the Let’s Talk Science Outreach sites taking part in the contest:

Let’s Talk Science at University of Ottawa and Carleton University:

Let’s Talk Science at the University of Manitoba:  

Let’s Talk Science at the University of

Let’s Talk Science at McGill


Let’s Talk Science Outreach at Memorial University Hosts Annual Empowering Women to Fuel the Future Conference

November 1, 2013

Today Let's Talk Science Outreach at Memorial University kicks-off their annual Empowering Women to Fuel the Future conference which will run today until November 23, 2013 at the Albatross Hotel in Gander.

Empowering Women to Fuel the Future is a three day conference sponsored by Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd., and is centered around informing young women about the career options and science associated with the oil and gas industry.

At the conference, the attendees will be introduced to the unique demands of the oil and gas industry, meet professionals currently in the field, attend seminars and participate in hands-on science activities. Representatives from Memorial University will also be on-site to answer questions on the education requirements to pursue careers in the petroleum industry.

Professionals speaking at the conference include Maggie Sutherland, Women in Science and Engineering Newfoundland and Labrador (WISE NL), and Dr. Lesley James from the Memorial University Faculty of Engineering.

We hope the girls and volunteers have a fun and educational few days.


Space Day in Winnipeg

January 9, 2014

Let's Talk Science at the University of Manitoba will be hosting its first Space Day! in partnership with The University of Manitoba Space Applications and Technology Society (UMSATS) and the Manitoba Museum.

Taking place at the Manitoba Museum Science Gallery, the event is geared towards families and youth Grades 4 to 12. Space Day! Will run this Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

The day will consist of many space-themed activities by the Let's Talk Science volunteers including building a Mars Rover, exploring with constellation telescopes, making slime, and sewing a microbe (since many space missions involve seeing how extremophiles survive in extreme conditions). In addition, visitors can explore circuits, microscopic creatures, space stations with UMSATS. The group will even be bringing their satellite that they hope to launch into space in the near future!

The event is open to the public, however general Manitoba Museum fees will apply.

Event Name: Space Day!
Date: Saturday January 11th and Sunday, January 12th, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Manitoba Museum – Science Gallery (190 Rupert Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba)
How to Participate: A fun hands-on event – where students will learn the basic science behind space missions! Everyone is encouraged to dress in a "space theme" fashion.



Winter training workshops

November 18, 2013

Science with Impact workshopFor the eighth year, Let's Talk Science is offering Science with Impact® workshops coast to coast across Canada in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Through its Synapse – Youth Connection initiative, CIHR provides funding each year to offer this unique training workshop at selected universities across Canada free of charge!

These workshops, designed and presented by experienced Let's Talk Science facilitators, provide those interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) outreach with effective strategies to plan and conduct outreach with youth in a variety of settings.

Science with Impact® is hands-on and focuses on educational learning theories, teaching strategies and learning styles, designing hands-on learning activities and explains how to make science outreach experiences relevant and fun. This year, workshops are being held at:

London, ON: December 17, 2013, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Western University, Canada
Edmonton, AB: January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the University of Alberta
Hamilton, ON: February 11, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at McMaster University
Saskatoon, SK: February 13, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the University of Saskatchewan
St. John's, NL: March 7, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Memorial University 
Moncton, NB: March 14, 2014 at Université de Moncton (French workshop)

We are hoping to again work with many excited individuals who are engaged in STEM outreach and to leave them with some new knowledge and inspiration!

If you would like more information or to register for any of the upcoming Science with Impact® workshops, please contact:

Susie Taylor, Special Programs Coordinator, Let's Talk Science
1-877-474-4081 ext. 240

Science with Impact workshop 2


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