FGSR Community Volunteer Program

In the Sciences


In the Sciences refers to disciplines in science, health promotion, nursing, medicine, dentistry, engineering, and interdisciplinary subjects that combine interests from sciences and arts.

Outreach involves itself in a campus, city-wide and school events that seek to highlight these interests

  • Brain Bee
    An opportunity for Grade 9-12 students to compete in a spelling-bee format quiz, only the questions are all related to the brain
  • Edmonton Regional Science Fair
    Annual event in April that attracts top students from Grades 4-12 to share their science projects. Outreach provides judges; see their website for information about judging.
  • Experts Days
    Schools who offer science fairs often benefit from having researchers advising their students about how to approach their science project.
    Check out the Science Fair Resource Sheet for Judges [PDF Document].
  • HYRS Teachers Days
    Outreach volunteers support this free Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research program; the three-day program is designed to give high school science teachers hands-on training in health research.
  • International Week
    Grade 10-12 students are invited to attend lectures during this annual conference, normally held in early February.
    Annual event where Outreach volunteers share the joy of reading and instill the importance of literacy with students in kindergarten through Grade 12.
  • Video Conferences
    Outreach collaborates with the Centre for global Education at the Queen Elizabeth High School to promote a variety of video conferences on social and scientific global issues. Video conferencing is supported within most school boards and has become an easy way to bring experts and student engagement into the classroom
    Outreach provides volunteers for WISEST's Set and Choices Conference and Summer Research Program. WISEST programs promote learning in science and engineering among female students, targeting girls in Grades 6, 11 and 12.
  • Young Scientist Conference (YSC)
    The YSC event is hosted by the Elk Island School Board in May.  Presenters are sought for the numerous events throughout the year. General judging information is available on their website.

School Presentations

  • Outreach volunteers give presentations presentations on topics related to their experiences and knowledge. Presentation topics have varied from trees, to electromagnetism, to sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Presentations are targeted to their audience. A typical presentation would be about 50 minutes. Outreach can supply a data projector and laptop for presentations and often assists with ride arrangements. Some supplies are available for chemistry, buoyancy, magnetism, electricity, and genetic presentations.