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04/18/2017 - 14:15

Let's Talk Science -  University Hill Elementary Earth Day BBQ!

What: Volunteer with Let's Talk Science for University Hill Elementary's Annual uHill Elementary Earth Day BBQ! The Earth Day BBQ is an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the environment.

Aim: To provide inspiring role models and inspire younger generations to pursue STEM in their post-secondary education.

Volunteer Role:
We are looking for 4-6 volunteers to run some prearranged fun, crowd pleasing activities for students and their families. Materials and training will be provided and volunteers will be provided with delicious barbecue!

When: THIS Thursday 20th April 4.30pm to 7pm

Grad students, undergrad students and postdocs. You are welcome to sign up alone or with friends!

UHill Elementary School (5395 Chancellor Blvd, UBC Campus)

Sign up at:


02/24/2017 - 15:20

New for 2017!!

Classroom visits for Brain Awareness Week. Email if interested. For more information see here.


12/05/2016 - 17:57

Volunteers: Come to our Volunteer Appreciation Night

When: Wed, Dec 7th 7:30 PM

Where: Coppertank Bar and Grill 
What: Trivia Night for our beloved volunteers!


10/13/2016 - 17:05

NEW!! Office Hours at BC Cancer Research Centre -  675 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3

  • Tuesday 9-10 am: Eva - SMaRT Coordinator

Find Eva in the Rix Family Discovery Centre on the main floor. Look out for the Let's Talk Science sign. If you want to pick up equiment we may be able to get it to BC Cancer if you tell us what you want a week in advance by email at 
**There will be no longer be office hours on Point Grey Campus on Tuesdays.**


09/17/2016 - 14:09

Office hours for this term - 19th Sept - 9th December 2016

  • Monday 3-4 pm: Evelyn - Community Events Coordinator
  • Tuesday 9-10 am: Eva - SMaRT Coordinator
  • Wednesday 2-3 pm: Gillian - Volunteer Coordinator
  • Thursday 12-1 pm: Claire - Teacher Partnership Coordinator
  • Friday 12-1 am: Deborah - Mentorship Coordinator
09/13/2016 - 14:22

 Come to Let’s Talk Science Information Sessions (with free pizza)

Volunteer for one of our many programs to improve youth literacy of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields with the largest science communication organization in Canada, all while building your skills and having a blast!

Anyone can volunteer, grad students, postdocs, undergrads and even faculty!

**See how you can make an impact at one of our information sessions:**

  • Thursday, Sept. 15th 12-1 PM at BC Cancer Research Centre
  • Friday, Sept. 16th from 12-1 PM PHRM 1101
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21st from 6-7 PM in CHEM D200 

RSVP at: or just show up!

Details here:

07/11/2016 - 13:14


UBC Let's Talk Science is looking for enthusiastic students or post-doctorals to join our coordinating team! The successful applicants will work with a dedicated group of coordinators and volunteers to engage youth in hands-on, minds-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities across Metro Vancouver. 

Training and professional development opportunities will be provided. 

Deadline for applications July 15th 2016 (11:59PM) Wednesday 20th July
Recruitment posting attached and can be found here:


04/27/2016 - 17:52

 Office Hours Summer 2016:

Happy Summer volunteers! Office hours from 27th April 2016 are
Wed: 12 - 1pm (April 27 - May 27)
Fri: 9:30am - 10:30 (April 27 - June 24)
Or by appointment. Email to arrange yourself some LTS office related fun!

Our office is well-stocked with materials and equipment available to all volunteers. We have a variety of prepared activity kits available for sign-out that cover topics such as biology, forensics, engineering and environments. We also have an inventory of fun activity ideas for various concepts and themes related to science, engineering and technology.


04/18/2016 - 20:40

 Let's Talk Science is hosting a full day high school symposium on Friday, May 27th, 2016, and this year's theme is BIOENGINEERING!

The symposium will bring together over 100 grade 10-12 students with a mission to promote and draw interest to the exciting and rapidly advancing applications in fields ranging from tissue implants and prosthetics to genetic engineering.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to host workshops throughout the day - if you are interested in sharing your knowledge on a related topic and working with eager high school learners, we would love to get you involved!

DATE: Friday, May 27th, 2016

AUDIENCE: 25-30 grade 10-12 students per workshop

TIME COMMITMENT: Morning and/or afternoon; each workshop will be around 1 hour long

Sign up at:

For more information, please see or send us a message at

03/22/2016 - 15:56

We are hosting a one day high-school science symposium on the topic of Bio-Engineering filled with a keynote speaker, workshops and a question and answer panel. We hope to engage young students grades 9-12 about Bio-Engineering in research and in practical applications of Bio-Engineering in our daily lives.

Event Location: UBC Point Grey Campus

Event Date: May 27th, 2016

Time: 8am - 4pm 

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