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Manulife Kids Science

Science Extravaganza

The Manulife Kids Science - Science Extravaganza is a two-day science symposium held each year in May. The objective of this event is to inspire at-risk students to become the next generation of researchers, technologists and innovators. Through the passing of research knowledge from one generation to the next, we hope to foster the same passion for science and technology that permeates the halls of SickKids. 

Programs and Activities:

  1. A series of short lectures (with different areas of scientific discipline) aimed at the academic level of the participating students and delivered by engaging, dynamic speakers. The speakers include principal investigators, graduate students, and post-doctoral research fellows.
  2. A tour of the SickKids bio-medical research labs. As part of this tour, a hands-on, interactive science experience is provided for the students.
  3. An interactive luncheon during which the students share an exchange with a wide variety of scientific professionals from around the hospital.

In addition to the programs and activities above, students from Northeastern Ontario participate in the following activities:

  1. An interactive visit to the Ontario Science Centre
  2. OMNIMAX movie
  3. Celebration Dinner
  4. Accommodations at Ryerson University’s student dormitories.

Date:  May 14, 2015; Northeastern Students May 13-15, 2015
Location:  Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning & the Ontario Science Centre

Schools and community groups that meet Manulife Kids Science's at-risk criteria and are interested in joining us for the event can contact us at:  kidsscience@sickkids.ca

Previous Science Extravaganzas:
Science Extravaganza 2009
Science Extravaganza 2008