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A kid with a grey t-shirt and cap standing in the middle of a large bubble created around him by a student wearing a red shirt with soap and hula loop in front of the science buildings complex outside on the grass with kids and other people in the background.

UM brings home Science Rendezvous STEAM Big! Award

February 26, 2024 — 

Creating the most remarkable event of the year for Winnipeggers to rendezvous with science is a huge responsibility. One that the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg joined forces to take on last year and excelled at. Together they won the Science Rendezvous 2023 STEAM Big! award.

Leigh McKinnon, community and outreach lead at the Faculty of Science says, “Science Rendezvous is an incredible example of what can happen when different departments and faculties come together. A university campus can be intimidating to many people, especially to those who have never attended a post-secondary institution or may not see attending one in the future.” She goes on to explain how hundreds of volunteers transformed this space with accessible and fun experiments, activities and shows that could inspire the next generation. “The event could never have been successful without those students, staff, faculty members and community partners who donated their time and expertise to create an amazing event.”

A university students with long hair and a red shirt working with colorful plastic straws to build structures and cubes while explaining it to the kids that are gathered around the table.

Science Rendezvous 2023 – A volunteer demonstrating experiments.

Science Rendezvous is an event made possible by volunteers. Thummim Iyasere, a 2023 Executive Committee member was inspired by witnessing what it took to make huge events like Science Rendezvous happen. “There’s nothing like seeing the big picture of the ideas your team spent time planning and dreaming up, you get that with Science Rendezvous.”  Iyasere goes on to say, “It is a leadership experience catered for students because the events happen in your hallways and classrooms, and on your campus, spaces you are already familiar with, you get to take pride in transforming regular spaces into a place to educate kids.”

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