Every Tuesday and Friday, a unique group of apprentices arrives at Roger Guindon Hall at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for a two-hour work shift.
The apprentices are adults living with developmental disabilities. Their work is to provide the valuable service of filling boxes with pipette tips for every lab’s ubiquitous instrument, the pipettor.
“We’re very proud to host the apprentices here as part of the WAVE-Tips program, and very grateful for the work that they do,” says Dr. Laura Trinkle-Mulcahy, associate professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Director of the Common Equipment and Technical Services (CETS) core facility, who coordinates the Faculty’s involvement in the program.
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