STEM Mentoring Cafe

OSN STEM Mentoring Cafe at Templeton Secondary School


• the main body or stalk of a plant or shrub

• an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Open Science Network’s STEM Mentoring Cafe is an event that provides an opportunity for high school and home learning students to meet with STEM professionals from many fields. At past events we’ve had representatives from, for example, TRIUMF, Life Sciences BC, 1QBit, UBC, and SFU. Fields represented include molecular biology, physics, computer sciences, mathematics, engineering, zoology, and more.

For more information about our STEM Mentoring Cafe or if you would like to volunteer as a STEM mentor please email us at
If you would like to support our STEM Mentoring Cafe through sponsorship please email us at

Combined, the STEM Mentoring Cafe has introduced over 100 volunteer STEM mentors to nearly 700 students. OSN has hosted the following STEM Mentoring Cafe events.

  • UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, May 2016
  • A mini-cafe for Quantum Leaps 2017, April 2017
  • Burnaby Mountain Secondary School at SFU, May 2017
  • Templeton Secondary School, November 2017
  • Norma Rose Point School (held at UBC), May 2018
  • Prince George, Collaboration with The Exploration Place, Sept. 2018
  • Templeton Secondary School, All Girls Cafe, Nov. 2018
  • Girls and STEAM event at Science World, Nov. 2018
  • Norma Rose Point School (held at UBC), May 2019
  • David Thompson Secondary School, Oct. 2019
  • Girls and STEAM event at Science World, Nov. 2019
  • Templeton Secondary School, Dec. 2019