What is StemCellTalks?

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

Since the inaugural symposium in 2010 in Toronto, StemCellTalks is now being offered in ten cities/sites across Canada, supported by stem cell researchers and event coordinators at post-secondary institutions.

  • St. John’s (Memorial University Newfoundland)*
  • Montréal (McGill University)
  • Toronto (University of Toronto – St. George Campus)
  • Guelph (University of Guelph)
  • Hamilton (McMaster University)
  • London (Western University)
  • Ottawa (University of Ottawa)
  • Edmonton (University of Alberta)
  • Calgary (University of Calgary)
  • Vancouver (University of British Columbia)

*new site for 2024

StemCellTalks are typically offered between March and June each year. To check out upcoming StemCellTalks click here.

If you are a student or educator interested in StemCellTalks please contact: Andréa Lebel at alebel@letstalkscience.ca.

If you are a stem cell researcher, trainee, or expert interested in getting involved and sharing your expertise, please contact: Joanna Valsamis at jvalsamis@stemcellnetwork.ca.