About Youth BIOlab Jeunesse
Supporting Health Literacy through Science Education — Come share our passion for discovery!
Youth BIOlab Jeunesse at the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre is a space for students and teachers to explore and experience real biomedical science in a world-class research centre.
We work with teachers, schools and school divisions to develop programming that meets the needs of classroom teachers. Since 2005, St. Boniface Hospital Research has worked in partnership with the Louis Riel School Division through the It’s All About Me program, which has provided hands-on medical science experiences in classrooms to over 48,000 students. With the opening of the Youth BIOlab Jeunesse lab facility in 2013, we have extended our reach to a total of 72,000 students from across Manitoba, enhancing our ability to provide authentic science experiences to youth.
Bringing the Albrechtsen Research Centre to the Community
By extending ourselves beyond the walls of the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre, we aim to:
- Connect the public to research in their community
- Broaden public awareness of the roles of St. Boniface Hospital and St. Boniface Hospital Research
- Share our research and passion for science
- Create an understanding of the nature of science and the science behind health
- Contribute to scientific and health literacy within the public
- Demonstrate the contribution of our research programs to society
- Make science education and expertise accessible for the students, teachers and the general public
If you are interested in visiting the Youth BIOlab Jeunesse, please see our Programming page to see what programs are available for your class and visit our Booking page to schedule a workshop or activity!
The Youth BIOlab was built with support from Manitoba Education, RBC, and the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation and works in partnership with Manitoba school divisions and with the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).