Faculty of Science

Faculty Outreach Information

Saint Mary's Faculty of Science is actively engaged in a wide variety of community outreach initiates. Our faculty members participate in these initiatives in a number of ways, including hosting tours of their research spaces and leading demonstrations, in-class presentations, and International Baccalaureate (IB) labs.

Support is available to help faculty members:

  • Connect you with schools and community groups interested in your area of research
  • Coordinate transportation of your group to and from campus via the Saint Mary's Bus
  • Coordinate campus tours and/or Recruitment Presentations for your group
  • Provide Faculty of Science materials for giveaways or prizes during your presentation

For more information, please contact Danielle Boudreau, Communications Officer, Science Outreach, at danielle.boudreau@smu.ca.


 

Scientists & Innovators in the Schools (SITS)

SITS is a program administered by the Atlantic Science Links Association, a registered not-for-profit organization that helps inform and excite students of all ages about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This goal is realized through their "Speakers Bureau" service, which provides teachers, students, community leaders, and the general public with access to volunteers from various fields of science and technology who are willing to give classroom presentations, lead field trips, judge at science fairs, or attend career days.

The Speakers Bureau is made up of volunteers in many scientific fields, representing academia, government, non-governmental organizations, and private industry. Whether geologists, meteorologists, chemists, physicists, environmental engineers, architects, marine biologists or others involved in science, mathematics, technology or engineering, they all share an eagerness to be involved with education and the promotion of science.

If you are interested in becoming a SITS volunteer, either through their Speakers' Bureau or as a mentor or science fair judge, please use this form‌.