Science Odyssey Events 2021
Despite COVID-19 putting a halt to students visiting the BIOlab, we are still committed to promoting health and science literacy in Manitoba youth. Join the Youth BIOlab and Science Odyssey for a YouTube live stream to learn about heart research May 4 and 5, and brain research May 11 and 12. These live streams are available to anyone and are a great way to incorporate current science into your classroom lessons. These videos will be archived on our YouTube channel to watch if you can’t make it live!
Science Odyssey is a yearly national science engagement event sponsored by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). This year, Science Odyssey is being held from May 1-16.
Heart and brain diseases can affect anyone. Heart disease is responsible for almost one in three deaths in Canada, and over 747,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. The Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and the Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders at SBRC study many aspects of heart and brain diseases. The Youth BIOlab will share some of the ways that scientists try to understand these complex problems that affect many Canadians. They will explore how scientists use live cells to understand the cellular and molecular basis of heart and brain disease, and walk you through a heart dissection May 4-5 and brain dissection May 11-12 to see where things can go wrong!
Make sure to mark our live streams in your schedule and ask the Youth BIOlab some questions in their live chat!
Heart research from cell to system at St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
Meet a Scientist – Dr. Ian Dixon from St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
Neuroscience from cell to system at St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre