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Take Our Kids to Work Day is back for 2023

Faculty and staff can register now for Nov. 1 programming

October 10, 2023 — 

Take Our Kids to Work Day is an event for participating Grade 9 students to learn about the diverse roles and jobs in the current labour market. It is an opportunity for students to explore career options by spending a day at the workplace of their parent, relative, friend or volunteer host.

Launched in 1994 by The Learning Partnership, now led by Students Commission of Canada (SCC), this initiative has become the most recognized career exploration event in Canada.

The University of Manitoba is proud to host the annual Take Our Kids to Work Day (TOKTWD) event on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 for students of staff and faculty members.  This is our first in-person TOKTWD event since 2019 and we are excited to bring the programming back to both the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.

Students can job-shadow their UM host for the full-day or participate in the scheduled programming. Registration is now open and all details are outlined out below. Registration is not required for job-shadowing—simply make those arrangements with your supervisor. To have your Grade 9 student join in programmed activities, read on for more information, including registration details. 

Fort Garry campus

Programmed activities at the Fort Garry campus will run from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Students will take part in fun, interactive programming in the morning then join their UM host in the afternoon. The participating faculties and units are the Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management (Bison Sports), Faculty of Arts (Language Centre), Price Faculty of Engineering (STARLab and WISE Kid-netic Energy), Faculty of Architecture (FABLab) and Faculty of Science.

Bannatyne campus

The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences will host programmed activities at the Bannatyne campus from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Students can enjoy a day of hands-on activities, performing various scientific and medical techniques. The program includes a variety of health sciences professions and scientific careers, highlighting the diversity of health sciences education in the Rady Faculty.

Register for programmed activities 

Space is limited at both campuses. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to register their student as soon as possible.

For more information about the Fort Garry program and registration, visit the human resources website (UM Intranet). Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 25 and space is limited to 60 students.

For more information about the Bannatyne program and registration, visit the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences website. Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 25 and space is limited to 40 students.

Visit the Take Our Kids to Work Day website to learn more about the student learning experience.

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