On Friday October 30, 2015 approximately 50 Manitoba high school students traveled to St. Boniface Hospital Research as a part of the “2015 TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences”. Teaching Liaison Stephen Jones hosted tours to the Synaptic Plasticity Lab (directed by Dr. Benedict Albensi, Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Manitoba, and Principal Investigator, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders) as well as the Molecular Pathophysiology Lab (directed by Dr. Michael Czubryt, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Manitoba and Principal Investigator, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences).. In addition, the students were able to participate in a workshop in the RBC Youth BIOlab Jeunesse. The workshop covered how neuroscientists study memory and brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Students were able to dissect a real brain, view cells and tissues under the microscope and witness memory experiments used to understand brain function.
The annual event is hosted by the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and organized by The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in London, Ontario.