May 23, 2017
In March 2017, Geneskool visited Pitt River Middle School in Coquitlam for a CSI Extravaganza. With 34 in class room workshops for 1000 students, it may have been one of the biggest Geneskool events we’ve ever participated in. These exciting few days were captured by CBC
We held eight more Geneskool workshops at Capilano University in April with 400 very enthusiastic students (including students that travelled all the way from Merritt BC!)
Geneskool brings forensics back for the summer
Spots are filling up fast for the 2017 Summer Science Program for Teens, running Aug 21-25 at Capilano University. Teens from grade 9-12 will solve a forensics mystery CSI style using genetic/genomic techniques.
Genome BC at the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair
April is science fair season—there is nothing we enjoy more than observing young minds exploring the fascinating world of science. You never know when you might discover a future genomics researcher!
Genome BC sponsored two $100 awards at the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair. Congratulations to these two bright minds!
Phyllis Lesnikov (grade 11) of Stratford Hall for her work on GMO Arabidopsis to remediate contaminated mine soils
Claudia Makhanko-Tang (grade 10) of R.A. McMath Secondary for her literature review on CRISPR to eradicate malaria.
Bringing genomics to communities across BC
Genome BC took its popular speaker series Bringing Genomics Home to two communities in British Columbia this year: Prince George and Cranbrook. These talks focused on adapting to climate change and future challenges faced in food production and the environment.
- “Putting Genomics to Work: Tools for Adapting to Climate Change” in Prince George BC with speakers Dr. Sally Aitken (UBC) and Dr. Dezene Huber (UNBC) on February 23rd.
- “Putting Genomics to Work: Tools for Environmental and Agricultural Challenges” in Cranbrook with Genome BC’s Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa and Dr. David Charest on March 9th.
We’re currently finalizing the scheduling details for the rest of our 2017 public talks program. Keep an eye on our event calendar for upcoming talks.