Making science fun and relevant, one community at a time
The Science Ambassador Program connects northern Indigenous communities with the University of Saskatchewan by pairing senior undergraduate and graduate students with schools across northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba for 4-6 week placements each spring.
Science Ambassadors work with community educators to provide culturally-responsive, hands-on science education activities in the classroom, and an environment where K-12 students can develop a high level of comfort and success in exploring scientific concepts. We provide science expertise and education support to schools that often lack dedicated science teachers, have limited science resources, and have little access to off-site enrichment opportunities due to geographic location.
Science Ambassadors engage in community-based learning and return with new perspectives and awareness of Indigenous culture and knowledge that enriches their university studies and future work as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math professionals.
We are currently seeking additional sponsors to complete the funding model needed to offer full programming in 2018/2019. If you are interested in supporting this initiative, please contact us.
The Science Ambassador Program is hiring graduate, and senior undergraduate students in science, math, engineering, health sciences, agriculture, kinesiology, veterinary medicine, or education to work as a Science Ambassador in Spring 2019.
Science Ambassadors travel to Northern Indigenous communities for 4-6 week placements in May and June as science contacts in the community schools. Science Ambassadors develop and deliver culturally-responsive hands-on science activities in the classroom and act as a mentor to students as you show them how fun science and math can be.
Skills needed: Strong science background, excellent communication skills, enthusiasm for teaching and learning, able to work collaboratively with others, experience working with youth or working in cross-cultural contexts is an asset.
A driver’s license and access to a vehicle is preferred.
Send your resume and two references to Victoria Harms, Science Outreach Coordinator, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.
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