Scientists and Innovators in Schools (SIS)

Inspiring students with free presentations by STEAM mentors

Scientists and Innovators in Schools, presented by TELUS is a volunteer-based program that helps address British Columbia's need for more scientists, engineers, technologists, technicians, creative technology professionals and innovators to promote students' interest in these areas. Our goal is to inspire students with exciting, interactive presentations by career mentors. The program is offered to Grades K–12 everywhere in BC.

Request a visit

Before you request

Before requesting a virtual visit please make sure you have/are able to provide the following:

  • Good working internet
  • A projector/screen that all the students can see
  • A computer or laptop with audio (one with an external speaker and microphone is ideal).
  • A teacher to serve as the facilitator. The teacher will be required to stand near the microphone to transmit feedback/answers to the presenter.

Please note: September—December 2021 sessions will be delivered online through your platform of choice, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Google Meet.


Who can be a volunteer?

Scientists and Innovators in Schools, presented by TELUS endeavours to promote science and technology in elementary and secondary schools throughout the whole province. We seek dedicated volunteers from various fields to bring the world of STEAM into the classroom. A volunteer's aim is to use their expertise and knowledge to stimulate interest in science and technology in an exciting and fun way.

Visiting professionals have been proven to increase students’ interest in science by providing them with the kind of role model that is hard to find elsewhere.

We are always looking for more enthusiastic people to become part of our program. SIS provides training and support, and will reimburse all costs incurred during school visits, including presentation materials (within certain guidelines).

Thank you to our donors

SIS would not be possible without the generous support of:

With funding from:

Other Supporters:

Association of Consulting Engineering Companies British Columbia

SIS is part of Tech-Up, Science World's initiative to enhance existing programs to include coding and computational thinking. Working with School District, Tech Industry and Community Consultant experts in coding and digital skills, new training for volunteer mentors will support volunteers to both utilize prepared workshop modules and to customize their own workshops to highlight their specific expertise and career path while meeting coding, computational thinking and digital skills learning outcomes.

Contact us

604.443.7416 | 1.800.363.1611 (toll free) |