MB institutions host First nations youth for science, career fairs

March 26, 2014

Manitoba’s annual First Nations Science Fair, held at the University of Manitoba earlier this month, welcomed almost 500 students from communities around the province. Reportedly one of the fastest growing science fairs in Canada, organizers noted an addition of about 100 students this year over last. Students enjoy the travelling and networking, as well as “…seeing the work that each other does and from that exposure and collaboration, they go home with more ideas and more motivation,” stated Rudy Subedar, a manager with the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, which partners with uManitoba to put on the fair every year. uManitoba, the University of Winnipeg, and Red River College all hosted events last week for Indspire’s Soaring: Indigenous Youth Career Conference. Students got the opportunity to take campus tours and take part in career workshops, and also received information about Indspire’s scholarship and bursary programs. CBC | Indspire website