The exciting world of neuroscience will be on display today for a select group of Montreal high school students taking part in Discovery Day, a national activity that is organized by The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and Pfizer Canada. During their day at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) of McGill University, students will attend a keynote address, workshops, and a career panel. Discovery Day is designed not only to give students hands-on exposure to scientific topics, but also to create interest and enthusiasm for careers in health sciences.
Professors, graduate students, and health care workers from the MNI will share their experiences with over 100 students. The workshops will cover a wide range of topics from basic brain anatomy and physiology to diagnostic tools and neurological diseases. Many workshops will take place in the laboratories giving students a close-up view of neuroscience and clinical activities in a research institute and hospital.
The Canadian Hall Medical of Fame/Pfizer Canada Discovery Days in Health Sciences began in 2001. They are held at various universities across Canada throughout the year, presenting a wonderful opportunity for students to meet health care professionals, ask questions, and explore the technology that is used in today’s health care delivery system.
About the MNI- The Montreal Neurological Institute is a McGill University research and teaching institute, dedicated to the study of the nervous system and neurological diseases. Founded in 1934 by the renowned Dr. Wilder Penfield, the MNI is one of the world's largest institutes of its kind. MNI researchers are world leaders in cellular and molecular neuroscience, brain imaging, cognitive neuroscience and the study and treatment of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular disorders. The MNI, with its clinical partner, the Montreal Neurological Hospital (MNH), part of the McGill University Health Centre, continues to integrate research, patient care and training, and is recognized as one of the premier neuroscience centres in the world. At the MNI, we believe in investing in the faculty, staff and students who conduct outstanding research, provide advanced, compassionate care of patients and who pave the way for the next generation of medical advances. Highly talented, motivated people are the engine that drives research - the key to progress in medical care.