Let's Talk Science is a national charitable organization committed
to building youth interest and engagement in science, engineering and
technology (http://letstalkscience.ca/). At the U of T St. George site,
we mobilize graduate student volunteers studying science, engineering
and technology to dohands-on/minds-on science activities with
children and youth.
Through a newly developed partnership with the Graduate Professional
Skills program, hours logged for Let's Talk Science earn credits toward
the notation on a students' transcript recognizing professional
development. Volunteers can earn up to 8 of the 20 required credits
through offerings including our Science With Impact training,
science fair judging, career mentorship and hands-on activities.
Last year, we had over 250 graduate student volunteers registered with
our program who logged over 2000 hours of outreach preparation and
presentation time this year.
This year, we want to expand our volunteer pool and are looking for
more graduate students from all areas of science and engineering
to become leaders of their field and take their knowledge to youth
via classroom visits and on-campus events, such as StemCellTalks,
Chemistry Day, Physiology Day, etc.
If you are interested in learning more about Let's Talk Science,
join us at one of our information sessions on the following dates
held at Grad Room (66 Harbord Street):
Monday September 12, 12-2pm
Pub Night: Tuesday Sept. 13 @ 6-8 pm @ O'Grady's (second floor)
Thursday September 15, 12-2pm
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please attend one of the
following Science With Impact training sessions (earns GPS credits!)
held in the Red Conference Room in CCBR (2nd floor, 160 College Street):
Tuesday October 18, 5:30-8:30pm
Wednesday October 19, 5:30-8:30pm
We look forward to inspiring youth with the help of our volunteers
The Let's Talk Science (UofT St. George) Team
We have received SOS from several undergraduates in MAT257Y1 and
MAT157Y1. This can be an unsettling and frightening time for first year
students and second year students as they try to build a good math
base on which to grow.
I have a growing list of students who would like to be enrolled in Math
programs and it is with these students that I would like to establish
contact with graduate students who are able to provide some guidance
for them this time of adjustment.
THERE WILL BE A MAXIMUM OF 3 OFFICIAL MENTORING GROUP
SESSIONS FOR THE YEAR. THIS MAY INVOLVE THE REVIEW OF
PAST PAPERS OR EXAM PREP ACTIVITIES!!
What is in it for you?
* Participation in these type of activities is a crucial requirement for
* Employers regard this type of behaviour favourably when they
examine applicants to jobs
* You will be contributing to the renewed focus on improving the
students' experience in which the Mathematics Department is
* Recognition by the Department
Would you consider volunteering as a Math mentor for this year?
* Provide contact information for student mentee ( An e-mail
address other than the U of T address is welcomed)
* Refer student to known resources based on your prior experience
* Respond to student's queries or refer student to
* Provide encouragement to students
* Where applicable, encourage student in Math Union Activities
* Where possible, provide academic assistance Maintain
relationship in accordance with all Canadian Laws on societal
* Please reply to this e-mail if you would like to the volunteer with
title ???GRAD MENTOR???
Thank you for providing the contact information for the assigned
All the best,
Donna Birch, Undergraduate Administrator
Dept. of Mathematics, University of Toronto
40 St. George Street, Rm. 6291,
Toronto ON, M5S 2E4
Phone: 416-978-5082 Fax: 416-978-4107