SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

August 23, 2016 10:30 ET

Exceptional students unveil health and science projects at University of Calgary

Twenty-two Grade 11 students and leading professors worked together on health research

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - August 23, 2016) - The University of Calgary hosted 22 exceptional grade eleven students for a six-week intensive summer science program and their final projects will be unveiled August 23, 2016. The Southern Alberta students worked in biomedical and/or health-related research laboratories at the university.

With the support of Alberta Innovates -- Health Solutions, the Heritage Youth Researcher Summer Program (AIHS-HYRS) was launched in 2000 and has produced hundreds of graduates -- many that have gone on to pursue careers in Health Care, Medicine, Pharmacology, Science or Research in related fields. The HYRS program is designed for motivated Grade 11 students in Alberta high schools to gain first-hand experience with biomedical and health research, and to introduce them to career opportunities in research.

WHAT:

Meet students and scientists that have been working together on cutting edge health research

WHEN:

Tuesday, August 23, 2 - 4 p.m.

Ceremony from 2:10 - 2:45 p.m., lab tour and media availability to follow

WHERE:

University of Calgary, Foothills Campus. Health Research Innovation Centre, 3230 - Hospital Drive NW, Public Parking available in Lot 6.

WHO:

Chenlu (Lulu) Wang, Grade 11 student, and Dr. Sonja Wicklum, Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine

Corrina Fowlow, Grade 11 student, and Dr. David Cramb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry

Zeel Patel, Grade 11 student, and Dr. Nicole Letourneau, Faculty of Nursing

About the University of Calgary
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