Members of the Public Invited to Visit our Labs for Doors Open Ottawa

Scientists in lab / Scientifiques en laboratoire

Visitors will be introduced to the world of basic science with a lab tour and a description of the work being done to treat and prevent brain-related illness like Parkinson’s and stroke.

On Saturday, June 3 members of the public are invited to Roger Guindon Hall for a rare peek inside several of our labs for Doors Open Ottawa.

Doors Open Ottawa is an annual event that gives the public access to buildings they might not otherwise have a chance to see.

Here at the Faculty of Medicine, visitors will hear first-hand from researchers who work with the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI). They will be introduced to the world of basic science with a lab tour and a description of the work being done to treat and prevent brain-related illness like Parkinson’s and stroke.

Tours will be offered in English between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Roger Guindon Hall (451 Smyth Road); they will operate on the hour (final tour starting at 3 p.m.) and will be limited to 30 people. We will have sign-up sheets onsite, where visitors can secure their spots on the tour. The tours are available for those 6 years of age and older.

For visitors of all ages, we will have science stations with hands-on activities.

Other Doors Open Activities on the Smyth Campus

Several Doors Open events have also been planned next door at The Ottawa Hospital, including the Rehabilitation Centre and a lab at the Centre for Innovative Cancer Research. Further afield, at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital, tours will be offered at the Minimally Invasive Surgical Suites and the Skills and Simulation Centre.

Visit The Ottawa Hospital Doors Open Ottawa site for more information (note that several of The Ottawa Hospital events will require pre-registration).

Main photo credit: Couvrette, Ottawa

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