Ten indigenous high school students from Northern Manitoba will spend this week at the University of Manitoba to do exploratory research.
The students’ visit — May 14-18 — is part of the Verna J. Kirkness Science Education Program, meant to inspire young minds. Students from Frontier School District, representing First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities, will work in pairs with a post-doctoral or graduate student from the U of M. The students will also stay in residence to further immerse themselves in the university’s culture and campus lifestyle.
On May 17, Health Living Minister Jim Rondeau will speak at an event at Migizii Agamik on the Fort Garry campus to celebrate the program. Rondeau will be joined by Dr. Verna J. Kirkness, a U of M alumnus from 1980.