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Programs

SciXchange partners with Let's Talk Science, external link, a national science outreach organization, to deliver free hands-on science engagement opportunities for schools and the community. We offer a number of opportunities for our volunteers to engage students:

  1. In-class activities brought to your school
  2. High school lab activities on Ryerson campus
  3. High school symposia hosted on Ryerson campus

Please visit our High School and Elementary School outreach pages for more information and to register. Teachers can receive updates on our classroom opportunities by signing up for our Educator Newsletter, external link.

2 young girls working on experiment

Science Literacy Week is a celebration of science in our society and a way to promote and enhance science literacy. SciXchange is takes part in Science Literacy Week each year with activities, workshops and lectures open to the Ryerson community and general public.

This year we'll have activities on campus from Tuesday, September 19th through to Friday September 22. Activities run in the Student Learning Centre (341 Yonge St.) will be open to all students, staff and the public to engage with, ask questions and hopefully learn more about science. See our events page for more details.

SLW 16 Science Ninjas nitrogen in SLC

New this year, we're partnering with neighbouring schools to pair our volunteers with grade 7 & 8 classes. Students will work under the mentorship of our volunteers to develop Science Fair projects to present at a preliminary Science Fair hosted at Ryerson in February. Students will then refine their projects and go on to present at the Toronto Science Fair.

We look forward to working with these budding scientists!

Hour of Code is a global movement to empower everyone (ages 4 to 104!) to learn computer coding. Check out their tutorials here, external link.

We hosted our second Coding and Cocktails event on December 6 - back by popular demand. Fun was had by all!

Adults learning how to code
Soapbox Science 2017
Soapbox Science at Science Rendezvous 2017