Chemistry Outreach to Northern and Central Labrador

Lay Summary 

Dr. Geoff Rayner-Canham, Professor of Chemistry, and Ms. Yu-Ru Lee and Ms. Chaim Andersen, environmental chemistry students of the Grenfell campus took the excitement of chemistry to schools in Labrador. They gave presentations at the schools in Nain, North West River, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and Mud Lake. The school students were enthralled and many expressed interest in taking chemistry courses. The lead presenter, Ms. Andersen, is an Inuk from Nain and she provided an incredibly positive role model for the girls of the schools. Funding permitting, it is hoped next October to visit the schools in all the other northern Labrador Inuit communities: Hopedale, Makkovik, Postville, and Rigolet.

Departments 
Chemistry
Funding 
Quick Start Fund For Public Engagement
Communities 
Nain
North West River
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Mud Lake
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Industry Sectors 
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Universities
Start date 
6 Oct 2017
End date 
13 Oct 2017