Let's Talk Science

Inspiring discovery | Program details | Volunteer | Information for partners

Inspiring Discovery

Let’s Talk Science connects educators and youth with outstanding volunteers to deliver a wide variety of meaningful science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences in both school and community settings. The national Let’s Talk Science Outreach program is offered free of charge thanks to our more than 3,500 post-secondary student volunteers at over 40 post-secondary Outreach sites.

Let’s Talk Science at McGill University offers a series of science-related activities such as classroom presentations on scientific subjects, mentorship of science fair projects, science fair judging, and the Let’s Talk Science Challenge.

We’re here to work with your group or class to help youth develop positive attitudes toward STEM, while building critical skills and gaining career awareness. For more information on this national program, visit the Let's Talk Science website.

Program details

  • Host Faculty/Dept/Student Group: Faculty of Medicine
  • Main contact: lts.mcgill [at] gmail.com (Cristina McHenry)
  • Outreach website: Let's Talk Science at McGill University
  • Languages offered: English and French
  • Year established: 1993
  • Location and timeline: Montreal and the surrounding area with some First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) trips up to Northern Quebec; all year long.


Positions available: Visit our website to explore the many ways to volunteer.

Why volunteer?Let’s Talk Science volunteers are role models for young Canadians. As a volunteer, you can share your knowledge to inspire and engage kids, helping them to discover the relevance of science in their own lives. We invite you to explore the many ways that you can get involved at McGill University as part of the Let’s Talk Science team.

How to get involved: For detailed information on volunteering, visit the Let's Talk Science at McGill University Volunteer webpage.

Information for community partners

How this program impacts teaching and learning:

  • We engage kids from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in quality learning experiences that develop their interest and abilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 
  • We support educators by sharing our expertise and opening doors to post-secondary institutions and real-world industry facilities.
  • We act as positive role models and inspire youth to think big, dream and make connections about where STEM can take them when they stay engaged.
  • We increase youth interest in pursuing STEM pathways through college, university and the skilled trades.

How to access the program: If you would like to partner up with Let's Talk Science at McGill University, please contact us.

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