Past Students

Olivia Baptiste 2019 Interview

Verna J. Kirkness program a success again in 2018

From May 27 to June 1, grade 11 students representing First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities from across Canada embarked on a week of exploratory research at the U of M, as part of the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program.

This was the seventh consecutive year that the program was held at the U of M, while this year’s participation number of 46 tied the record set in 2017. Feedback from the students has been overwhelmingly positive. Read more…

Amanda Kocis-Lehman – 2013 participant

This was my experience at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management. I enjoyed it very much and I couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you too everyone that made this happen. Kirkness presentation – Amanda Kocis-Lehman

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Georgina Balfour – 2012 participant

As a high school student, I have been very fortunate to work for Dr. Nancy Ames at her research lab for the past 4 weeks. I gained a great amount of knowledge and experience which is going to help me push forward in furthering my education into a science field.

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Lindsay Bristow – 2009 participant

The Verna Kirkness Program allowed me an early exposure into the exciting field of science, research, and experience working in a laboratory. Having been a participant in this program strongly steered and directed my educational journey and provided me with the skills, interest, and self-confidence to pursue my path into medicine.