Sophie Lavieri, a Simon Fraser University senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and director of SFU’s Science in Action outreach program, was named one of Canada’s 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians last year. Lavieri, who is originally from Venezuela, has been instrumental in bringing science education to children and teens through free workshops for more than a decade. The award recognizes outstanding Hispanics across Canada who have “influence in the Canadian mainstream, education, achievements and awards, support of the Hispanic community, volunteerism and entrepreneurship.”