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Northern Students Get Science Sampling at U of M

November 2, 2012 7:50 AM | News

High school students from Northern Manitoba, First Nations and rural communities will gather at the University of Manitoba today for the 12th annual TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences.

Held on the U of M’s downtown campus, Grade 11 and 12 students participate in workshops focussing on a broad range of health fields and topics which give them the opportunity to interact with health professionals in their research labs and teaching/surgical rooms.

“Discovery Day offers an opportunity for youth from across Manitoba to take part in hands-on activities that replicate the duties and responsibilities of varied health professions,” said Dr. Brian Postl, Dean of Medicine at the U of M. “Our hope is that students will consider pursuing health careers once they have a better understanding about what’s entailed and the diverse possibilities available in the health sciences.”

Workshops include HIV Research: Studying the Immune System, Making Tablets: From Start to Finish and A Day in the Life of Family Physician.

— Staff