Engineering Now .: Volume 4 - Edition 4 .: December 2007 and January 2008

Discovery Day in Health Sciences - participants needed

The annual Canadian Medical Hall of Fame/Pfizer Canada Discovery Day in Health Sciences will take place at The University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College on Friday, May 9, 2008. This day is again being hosted by the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Faculties of Engineering, Health Sciences, and Science at Western, and the Faculty of Health Sciences and Human Services at Fanshawe College.


The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) celebrates discovery and innovation in medical science. The Discovery Day program, offered at universities and colleges across Canada throughout the year, is one of many ways our country encourages young people to explore the exciting career options that are available to them in the health sciences.

Grades 10 to 12 students, selected from secondary schools in London and surrounding areas, will be invited to attend this event. Over 400 students will have the opportunity to hear a keynote speaker, participate in interactive workshops in one of the university/college, hospital and/or research institute laboratories, and attend a career panel discussion with doctors, researchers and other professionals in the medical/health sciences.

Workshop presenters are needed:

  • Presenters can be faculty, researchers, health care providers or medical/health sciences students.
  • Workshops are conducted in the morning and in the afternoon, 10:30 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 2:30 respectively. Presenters can choose to offer a workshop in one or both sessions (same workshop presented to two different groups of students).
  • Workshops with a hands-on component are preferred by students and are more effective in priming them for a life-long interest in the health sciences.
  • The number of students in each workshop is determined by the workshop presenter.
  • Workshop presenters are responsible for booking an appropriate lab, clinic or classroom.

    Career Panelists:

  • There will be three panel discussions conducted simultaneously from 3:00 - 4:00 in the North Campus Building at Western.
  • Each moderated panel will consist of five or six medical/health care professionals, such as a family doctor, nurse or nurse practitioner, medical student, researcher, physiotherapist etc.
  • Each panelist will have five minutes to speak about the evolution of their career – the highs and lows, and the challenges and opportunities faced along the way.
  • A question period will follow after each panel member has spoken.

    Those interested in participating are asked to complete and return via fax the Workshop Abstract Form or Career Panel Participant Form to The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (519.488.2999) by February 29, 2008. Receipt of forms will be acknowledged by email within two business days.

    View the agenda.

    If you have any questions about the Discovery Day program please contact Janice McNorgan at The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame:
    519-488-2003 or

    Lesley Mounteer 

  • Also from this web page:


    .: Becky Blue
    Spencer Engineering Building, Room 2074
    Telephone: (519) 850-2917 Fax: (519) 661-3808