LTS: 3rd Annual High School Symposium: U of M May 26

Dear Educators,

We are pleased to announce that Let’s Talk Science is extending invitations to interested grade 11 and 12 students to participate in the 3rd annual High School Symposium. This event will be held on campus at the University of Manitoba on Friday, May 26th, 2017, and will feature a Microbiology theme this year.

MicroTalks Information

MicroTalks poster

What is Let’s Talk Science?

Let’s Talk Science is a national, award winning program focused on improving science literacy to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 across Canada. Let’s Talk Science accomplishes its goals through interactive, hands-on science workshops to students. We believe in a “hands-on, minds-on” approach in empowering students to use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to flourish in our world. For more information, please visit

What is the MicroTalks Event?

This will be a fun and engaging day in which high school students have the opportunity to listen to individuals from many different career paths who all deal with microorganisms in some way. Our speakers include a faculty member from the Department of Microbiology, a researcher from the National Microbiology Lab, as well as a representative from the industry. Students will also engage in university-level hands-on lab activities, see a demo of Biosafety level 4 equipment, and participate in roundtable discussions. This event will allow us to showcase our city’s flourishing Microbiology scene, get students interested and explore career opportunities in this field!

Students will be provided with a pizza lunch as well as refreshments throughout the day, and any educators that accompany them will be given a parking pass for the day. The official programming will start at approximately 9:00am, and will conclude at approximately 3:40pm.

The first round of registration will be open from now until Wednesday, March 15th at 11:59 PM, during which time each school can register up to 5 students using this link. After this deadline, we will open up the remaining spots in a first-come first-serve manner. A consent form will be sent out after the end of the registration period, as part of a participation reminder.

Finally, we have attached a poster and a word document in case you may want to put up slide to have students see it in class or place some information in your schools’ announcements.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at


Let’s Talk Science MicroTalks Coordinators

Abrar, Alexa, Andrew, Henry, Kristine, Xavier

Let’s Talk Science – University of Manitoba

Site Coordinators: 

– Kirsten Chan, Henry Li and Ryan Wang


Assistant Coordinators:
– Janet Lee, Kristine Macalinao and Christine Vaccaro

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