McGill Reporter: Science fair fun in Kahnawà:ke

Published: 17 May 2024

Every year in Kahnawà:ke, a Kanien:keha’ka community on Montreal’s South Shore, students present their projects at a science fair organized by the Kahnawà:ke Education Center (KEC).

For more than 15 years, KEC Science Curriculum Consultant Kathy Walsh has supported students at schools across the community as they prepare projects in the weeks leading up to the annual fair. This year, she and KEC Science Projects Liaison Mya Bordeau enlisted the assistance of McGill’s Office of Science Outreach to bring McGill students into the classroom as mentors.

Left to right: Kahnawà:ke Education Center (KEC) Science Projects Liaison Mya Bordeau, KEC Science Curriculum Consultant Kathy Walsh, and McGill Neuroscience PhD student Isabel SartyFaculty of Science Faculty of Science

“Having students from McGill come to our schools to sit with and support our students in the development of their STEM inquiries not only helped our students complete their science fair projects, but also introduced our students to the various fields of STEM at McGill and allowed them to meet McGill students who enjoy STEM,” said Walsh.


For the full article by Christine Pallon, view the Reporter here

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