Bridging Gaps in Access to Science Ryerson University Faculty of Science Extraordinary Opportunities 46 PHOTO BY CLIFTON LI Science Outreach "We are guided by principles of diversity and inclusivity in every aspect of our work." - Dr. Emily Agard SciXchange's mission is to make science "engaging, comprehensible and accessible to the general public" OUTREACH HAS BEEN PART of the Faculty of Science's mission right from the start. Today, our outreach efforts through SciXchange are fully supported by Ryerson University. We have a dedicated full-time staff, including a director, one support staff member plus assistance from Ryerson students from various stages in their academic careers. To date, our initiatives through SciXchange have emphasized three areas. First, we've sought to support Ryerson scientists and communicate about their innovative research projects. Secondly, we've worked hard to deliver exciting opportunities for experiential learning to youth in the broader community - from primary grades, all the way through to the high school years. Finally, we've sought to engage the public in a range of science outreach events.