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Bonnie Schmidt

Let’s Talk Science
Founder & President

Dr. Bonnie Schmidt is the founder and president of Let’s Talk Science, a national education charity that she started in 1991 while completing a PhD in Physiology at Western University. Let’s Talk Science supports youth engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The organization serves youth, educators and volunteers, engaging an estimated 10 million people since its inception. An active volunteer herself, Bonnie currently serves on the Genome Canada Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Federal Government’s AI Public Awareness Working Group and committees for several national and international organizations. For her efforts in education and youth development, Bonnie has received more than a dozen awards, including an Honorary Degree from Ryerson University. She was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2015 and a Special Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2018.