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BC Children’s Hospital bringing science events to Castlegar and Nelson

Registration is now open for Mini Science Night and Mini Med School events
Learn more about health sciences at two special events. (Public domain image)

Submitted by BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is coming to the Kootenays with two free programs aimed at giving senior high school students and the community the opportunity to explore careers in health sciences, interact with world-class researchers and health professionals, and discover the latest innovations in health research.

On Thursday, May 4, in Castlegar, distinguished scientists and researchers from BC Children’s Hospital will be hosting Mini Science Night, a brand new public event including talks on the latest in medical research.

Nine researchers from BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute will be speaking including Dr. Ramon Klein Geltink (Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine) and Dr. Kirk Schultz (Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital & Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program; Professor, UBC Department of Pediatrics).

A complete list of speakers can be found at

On Friday, May 5, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute will also be hosting Mini Med School, a one-day conference for students in Grades 10 to 12, in Nelson, B.C. Students who are affiliated with a Kootenay high school are welcome to participate in this free one-day program.

Admission is free, but space is limited. Registration is open for both events until April 12 at

You can also read more about the events and the speakers here:

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