Seeking volunteers: Interested in being a workshop presenter or career panelist for Discovery Day 2020?

Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Discovery Day 2019

This event encourages young people to explore exciting career options in the health sciences, with over 200 students from secondary schools in Ottawa and surrounding area expected to attend.

Discovery Day in Health Sciences is being hosted by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, in partnership with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

Offered at 14 sites across Canada, this event encourages young people to explore exciting career options in the health sciences.

Based on the success of last year’s event, we are offering on the same day separate programs for both English and French schools and we expect over 200 students from secondary schools in Ottawa and surrounding area to attend.

The objective of the day is to spark students’ interest in considering a future career in the health sciences.

Workshop presenters coordinate and lead up to two interactive 90-minute sessions (a.m. and/or p.m.) to stimulate learning and interest in their field for students in grades 10 to 12 who are curious about medicine and science. The session should include a brief description of the academic path to presenter’s current position and an interactive activity or simulation in the respective health field.

Presenters in our one-hour, moderated “Health Pros Tell All” career panel have the opportunity to share the story of the evolution of their career and answer students’ questions. These events have been very well received by participants and are an important part of how they explore their options in the health sciences. The CMHF will track and share all student feedback with presenters.

Outreach opportunities to our community stakeholders are important for our medicine and health sciences faculties and your willingness to participate is greatly appreciated.

Details that may be helpful in deciding whether to take part in this event:

  • Workshop times are 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. in a location chosen by the presenter
  • The career panel discussion will be held from 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. in Roger Guindon Hall, rooms 2003 and 2005
  • You can participate in either the English or French program. The event day agenda, workshop abstract form and career panel registration forms can be found at:
  • Deadline for submissions is Friday, December 6, 2019

If you have questions please contact Nani Moleko, Discovery Day Coordinator for the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, at 519-488-2003 | nmoleko@cdnmedhall.org or Catherine Dumoulin at 613-798-5555x10928 | cadumoulin@toh.ca.

Thank you for your consideration and support of this event!

Discovery Day 2019

Shaoni Chakraborty (left) from Colonel By High School identifies the blood type of several samples at Discovery Day in May.

 

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