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Kids rock the science fair

April 16, 2018 — 

Hundreds of young Winnipeg scientists gathered on the Bannatyne campus on April 11 to exhibit science projects and vie for awards. 

Students from Grades 4 to 12 shared their projects in English and French as they competed in the 48th annual Winnipeg School Division (WSD) Science Fair.

About 500 projects from 35 WSD schools were on display. They were judged on criteria such as scientific method, originality, creativity and oral presentation skills.

This was the seventh year that the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (made up of the Max Rady College of Medicine and the Colleges of Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and Rehabilitation Sciences) has hosted the event.

“When we welcome students from central Winnipeg schools to our campus, we’re building positive engagement with the community,” said Dr. James Gilchrist, director of the Biomedical Youth Program in the Rady Faculty. “It helps to demystify higher education and show youth where their love of science can take them.

“For faculty, staff and university students on the Bannatyne campus, seeing the enthusiasm and effort of the kids is inspiring. It recharges our batteries and reminds us of the wonder and curiosity that led us to science-based careers.”

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