ECO programs

Oct. 13, 2015

AIHS logo and eco programOver the last ten years, AIHS has had the privilege of developing educational and outreach programs for school-aged students, their teachers and the public. These programs have been a valuable part of helping the public to better understand science and health research and innovation in our province.

The board of Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) has recently decided that while these programs are important, they no longer fit within AIHS’s mandate and would be better suited to other organizations.

As such, we are in the process of finding good homes with some of our partner institutions for the following* educational outreach programs:

  • The Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) program and the FYSci Health Science Camp – provides students with experience in university research labs.
  • Science Teacher Workshops – provides resources to teach science topics more effectively
  • Science Outreach for First Nation Schools – brings health science workshops to First Nation teachers and students
  • Support for students entering Alberta’s Regional Science Fairs
  • Classroom Resources – provides teachers with information about health science topics
  • Science in the Cinema explains the health science portrayed in popular movies while providing a venue for the general public to learn about and discuss current research.

We are extremely proud of the years, the time and the people who created and operated these programs, and we are honoured to have met and worked with those who participated in them.

Watch for updates on our website or sign up under ECO Programs Updates for email notification.

*Please note: the information about the educational programs on the AIHS website is reflective of past programming. Content of these programs may change once they have migrated to their new home.

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