Congratulations to Steve Jones and the Youth BIOLab who have received $60,000 over 3 years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
NSERC’s PromoScience Program offers financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering (including mathematics and technology). Through PromoScience, NSERC may award up to $2.75 million each year. Organizations may request funds for up to three years at a time.
Supporting Health Literacy through Science Education
Youth BIOlab hosts full classes of students for half-day experiences in biomedical science. Modeled on research laboratories at St-Boniface Hospital Research Centre, Youth BIOlab provides grade 5-12 students with an opportunity to experience the science of health and disease through engaging and authentic hands-on activities. Using basic molecular and cellular biology, DNA work, cell culture, dissections and microscopy, youth will see how their classroom learning connects to current research.
The RBC Youth BIOlab Jeunesse teaching laboratory was built with support from Manitoba Education, RBC, and the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation and opened its doors to students in Spring 2013. The program is delivered in partnership with Manitoba school divisions and with the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to connect St. Boniface Hospital and Research Centre to classroom learning.