Saturday Science Club

The Saturday Club is an opportunity for youth in inner city Winnipeg, grades 5 to 11, to engage in hands-on science activities. The program is hosted by the Faculty of Science, and the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. It runs each year, from January to April, activities take place over a three-hour period on alternate Saturday mornings at the Faculty of Science, Fort Garry Campus, and Inner City Science Centre. Each three-hour session focuses on one main topic or a theme ranging from current environmental issues, alternative energy sources, sustainable products and design, biochemistry, microbiology, and medicine and health sciences. Students will also explore opportunities to link basic science to art and social science, for example, previous sessions have included expert scientists from the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg on HIV detection, and social implications of the spread of disease. The Saturday Club aims to nurture curiosity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in our next generation of students, and be a meeting place for science experts, enthusiasts, teachers and parents. Students will be exposed to a range of scientific disciplines and will have access state-of-the-art equipment. For more information please contact Krystyna Koczanski, Associate Dean and Dr. James Gilchrist, director of the biomedical youth program, professor (oral biology), College of Dentistry, bmyp@umanitoba.ca