November 24, 2017

Glenforest Secondary School hosts Health Science Symposium

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. (NOV 24TH) - Glenforest STEM - a nationally recognized student-run STEM outreach program - will be hosting its annual symposium to introduce high school students to the vast health science fields through healthcare professionals and researchers. This event is one of many outreach initiatives that the organization has put together to help fellow students find their inspiration and push the frontiers of health science research in Canada. Events such as the Health Science Symposium are incredible opportunities for students to propel themselves into their fields of interests. Speakers, panelists and workshops from across the province will be attending with a common goal in mind: to inspire the next generation of Canadian innovators and front runners of the health sciences.


  • Dr. Andrea Tricco, (MSc and PhD) Associate Professor at University of Toronto and Scientist in Knowledge Transition Program at St. Michael's Hospital.
  • Janet McDougald, Chair of Peel District School Board
  • Nishila Mehta, Global Health student at York University and founder of MedX Canada, a conference for aspiring medical students.
  • Jessie Macalpine, Founder and host at Sociable Scientists, Canada's Top 20 under 20 award recipient for her strides in youth science outreach.


Students from John Fraser Secondary School, Woodlands Secondary School and Glenforest Secondary School will be attending the event.


Glenforest STEM's Health Science Symposium is a community based event that provides students with the opportunity to listen to inspirational speakers from health science fields, participate in a variety of hands-on workshops and network with post-secondary institutions and notable organization representatives.


Glenforest Secondary School - 3575 Fieldgate Dr, Mississauga, ON L4X 2J6


November 24, 2017 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.


9:00 am: Canada's Research Chair and other Health Science Professionals will be presenting 

10:40 am: Students at interactive workshops hosted by University of Toronto COBWEB, University of Waterloo Faculty of Science, McMaster University Faculty of Engineering and Let's Talk Science

1:55 pm: Guided panelist time with university students


Glenforest STEM is team of passionate students interested in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) who are looking to inspire other youth to explore these fields. The school-based organization hosted the Xperience STEM Conference in 2015, and the Canadian Youth STEM Conference in 2017, with over 1500 students in attendance from across Ontario deeming it the largest student-run conferences in Canada. The team has received tremendous support from more than 25 corporations and universities as well as recognition from political figures such as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan and Minister of Innovation, Science and Development Navdeep Bains.

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