Students become scientists to celebrate science in Manitoba

October 30, 2015

WINNIPEG, October 30 – From Oct. 30 to Nov. 6, students in elementary and middle schools across Manitoba are leaving their classrooms and becoming scientists for a day. The Life Science Association of Manitoba (LSAM) is hosting interactive student tours of Manitoba’s major biotech facilities. The tours celebrate National Biotechnology Week: a time dedicated to Canada’s scientific ingenuity.

"Students who love science fall in love with science at a very early age," says Tracey Maconachie, President of LSAM. "National Biotechnology Week inspires students to love what they’re learning. And passion is what drives the work Manitoba’s scientists and researchers do daily."

Students will learn about Manitoba’s science sector and create DNA extractions, cross-breed plants, dissect pig hearts, and see how neurological disorders are diagnosed. These activities reflect the real work scientists and researchers in Manitoba do every day.

Student tours will take place at:

  • Conviron
  • Composites Innovation Centre
  • Monsanto Canada
  • Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
  • Government of Canada’s Cereal Research Centre
  • St-Boniface Hospital Research Centre Youth BIOlab
  • University of Manitoba’s Biomedical Engineering department
  • Inner City Science Centre

About LSAM
The Life Science Association of Manitoba (LSAM) is the voice and organizational nucleus of Manitoba’s life science industry. As a non-profit, it strives to grow Manitoba’s vibrant life science industry.

It collaborates with members, stakeholders, government officials, and other organizations to achieve excellence in this competitive industry. Since 1990, it's come to represent over 110 local organizations that span across Manitoba’s health, bioproduct, and food and agriculture sectors. 


For more information, please contact:
Kristina Braun
Programs and Projects Manager
Life Science Association of Manitoba
(204) 272-4590

For media inquiries, please contact:
Tracey Maconachie
Life Science Association of Manitoba
(204) 272-5096

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Students who love science fall in love with science at a very early age