Grade 9 students explore careers on campus
See the photo story from Take Our Kids to Work Day
“I’ve never before seen those types of cameras,” says student Beza Geddert. “The Polaroid portrait studio was cool.”
This year, for the Nov. 1 Take Our Kids to Work Day at the U of M, the School of Art hosted a photography and lighting studio where students learned about lighting and composition, then took a portrait of a fellow student. A display table showcased different models of cameras; some students for the first time saw a strip of film.
Take Our Kids to Work Day, a national initiative, encourages grade 9 students to spend a day at the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host. At the Fort Garry campus, sixty grade 9 students rotated through workshops hosted by the School of Art, Asper School of Business and faculties of Arts, Science, Engineering, Agricultural and Food Sciences and Kinesiology and Recreation Management.
Hosted by Human Resources (Fort Garry campus) and Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (Bannatyne campus), Take Our Kids to Work Day’s info page can be found on the human resources website.