This is BESA's Outreach Database! If you are looking to get involved and expand your own outreach, BESA representatives have collected the most interesting and engaging events all in one spreadsheet for you to find.

Below you will find the events that the Community Outreach Directors have sourced out! In there we have put the event, who it's hosted by, as well as a short description and a link to find more information.

The Discovery Platform addresses the challenge of student transition from high school to university by bridging the gap in learning levels. It emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills through an iterative course project that exposes senior science students to a university learning environment. In collaboration with graduate students, faculty, and high school educators, Discovery focuses on building global competencies and inquiry-based learning. Inspired by engineering capstone projects, it provides hands-on experience and showcases the diversity of biomedical engineering. The program's goal is to emphasize data-based learning through engagement in an iterative project, aligning with provincial curriculum goals and fostering multi-faceted learning outcomes for both high school and post-secondary students, as well as innovative pedagogical approaches for educators. Through consistent collaboration and mentorship, Discovery aims to empower students with effective critical thinking skills and knowledge translation abilities.

Interested in contributing to BESA community outreach activities? Then, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Over the course of the next few months, BESA Community Outreach team will be working on preparing public science displays for Science Rendezvous Fair on May 11th 2024.

Science Rendezvous is a free, annual, festival that brings science out of the lab and onto the street with the ultimate goal of improving student enrolment as well as public involvement in the science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics fields.It is a great way to engage in science communication and promotion of scientific literacy. Open to all research and professional stream students in BME!

Our Outreach program volunteers pass on their passion for STEM to youth in Canada. They shatter negative stereotypes and inspire children and youth to become engaged in STEM learning. Through Let’s Talk Science Outreach, we support educators and help youth form positive attitudes towards the role that STEM plays in their lives and futures.

An opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to connect with the Indigenous community on traditional teaching land. Students will be able to engage in meaningful opportunities of cultural exchange and dialogue with First Nations peoples.

StemCellTalks is a national outreach initiative that promotes stem cell discovery and dialogue in high school classrooms across Canada. Made possible through a partnership between Canada’s Stem Cell Network and Let’s Talk Science, StemCellTalks takes the form of a full-day (half-day when virtual), highly interactive symposium that provides youth with the unique opportunity to connect with experts in the stem cell community and explore fundamental questions such as: What is a stem cell? How are stem cells used? What constitutes safe, effective and ethical stem cell therapies?

Let’s Talk Cancer is a free and accessible full-day symposium for Grade 11 & 12 high school students. Hosted by Let’s Talk Science and the Canadian Cancer Society – Research Information Outreach Team (RIOT), Let’s Talk Cancer was established to facilitate knowledge transfer between academia and high school students regarding the field of cancer biology. We hope to improve attending student’s basic knowledge of cancer and the challenges of cancer research through interactive hands-on activities and seminars from world-renowned scientists.