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Learning how to administer a needle in the Skills Lab at the Faculty of Health Sciences. // Photo by Garrick Kozier

Take Our Kids To Work Day a success

November 6, 2014 — 

The University of Manitoba hosted this year’s Take Our Kids To Work Day today, Wednesday, November 5, as part of the province-wide initiative for Grade 9 students who spend a day at work job shadowing a parent, relative, friend, or volunteer host.

The experience assists students in understanding the importance of staying in school, helps them to gain an appreciation of the working world and demonstrates the connection between education and the future. The U of M supports this program because it is a great way to highlight the diversity of roles at our university and to develop connections with future U of M students.

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Take Our Kids to Work Day, Fort Garry Campus.

Take Our Kids to Work Day, Fort Garry Campus.

As an active supporter of Take Our Kids to Work, the U of M again developed a day-long program for Grade 9 students. The day included exposure to a variety of occupations, fun activities and workshops highlighting the diverse work happening on our campus.

The schedule of events at Fort Garry campus:

8:30 – 8:45 – Registration in Multi-Purpose Room (2nd floor, University Centre)
8:45 – 9:00 – Introduction
9:00 – 10:00 – Hollands Code (Getting to Know Yourself)
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
10:15 – 12:00 – Career Fair
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch (option to join your child or sign them out for lunch)
1:00 – 2:45 – Athletic Activity (choice of Dodgeball, Racquetball, Walleyball, or Rock Climbing)
2:45 – 3:30 – Campus Tour
3:30 – scheduled programming ends (option of taking your child to your office or going home)

At Bannatyne campus: The Faculty of Health Sciences has developed a full-day program for Grade 9 students. The program includes exposure to a variety of health sciences professions (dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and health sciences library), fun activities and workshops highlighting the diverse health sciences education taking place on Bannatyne campus.

Removing plaque from a model in the Dentistry Lab at the Faculty of Health Sciences. // Photo by Garrick Kozier.

Removing plaque from a model in the Dentistry Lab at the Faculty of Health Sciences. // Photo by Garrick Kozier.

8:30 a.m. Registration
8:35 a.m. Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m. Hands-on Workshop 1
10:00 a.m. Hands-on Workshop 2
11:15 a.m. Hands-on Workshop 3
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (not provided)
1:45 p.m. Hands-on Workshop 4
2:30 p.m. Re-group and Distribution of Certificates
3:00 p.m. Student Pick Up

See more of the events at the Faculty of Health Sciences here.

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