More Than 250 Visitors Welcomed to the Faculty and uOBMRI Labs for Doors Open Ottawa

Pavillon Roger-Guindon

Doors Open Ottawa allowed the public access to buildings they might not otherwise have had the chance to see.

The Faculty of Medicine and University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Institute (uOBMRI) would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who visited us on Saturday for Doors Open Ottawa. More than 250 members of the public dropped by Roger Guindon Hall to tour several uOBMRI labs and hear from our researchers about their work.

Visitors enjoyed numerous interactive stations, asking questions of our researchers and learning about the uOBMRI, Ottawa’s largest collection of basic researchers and clinician scientists focused on brain and mind related health. The day’s activities were a chance for the public to learn about the brain and meet the people searching for life-altering findings and discoveries via their world-class research.

Many families with children participated in the day, allowing young minds to soak up sophisticated science in a fun, non-threatening arena. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with comments such as “I want to work here,” and “I never would have imagined this is happening here in Ottawa,” overheard by our researchers during their tours.

This event would not have been possible without our dedicated volunteers who arrived early to set up the stations and create a memorable experience for the public. To all who volunteered, the success of this event is thanks to both your enthusiasm for the Doors Open Ottawa project as well as the passion you bring to your work every day here at the Faculty. Congratulations to all for a job well done.


Main photo credit: Hilalion (San) Ahn

A little girl looks into a microscope as her family looks on.

Photo: Hilalion (San) Ahn

A group of guests prepares to embark on a lab tour.

Visitors to the Faculty of Medicine heard first-hand from researchers who work at the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI). Photo: Andrée-Michèle Chrétien

A staff member of the Faculty of Medicine talking to guests.

Photo: Hilalion (San) Ahn


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