April 29th is the Day of Immunology, a designated day to bring immunology to the public. The Infection, Inflammation, and Immunity Research Group (I3) of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology from the University of British Columbia has volunteered to give students an hour and a half long presentation and activity period delivered by UBC scientists and graduate students in the Life Sciences Institute on UBC's Point Grey Campus. Objectives for the session are to teach students about the microbial world that is around and within us, that the body has a natural defense system to these microbes, and how we can better protect ourselves, for example by hand washing and inhibiting disease transmission. All activities are designed for students in grades 5&6.
Activities are entirely safe for all students; including viewing common microbes under a microscope, trying to collect bacteria from objects, and visualizing microbe transmission.
There is no cost for this visit. Schools are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from UBC Life Sciences Institute.
Only 30 students per school can be hosted at a time. If you are interested in this outreach field trip please contact Parvin (Parvin@mail.ubc.ca) by January 25 and three schools will be selected by February 10th.
For further information & questions about the event please contact:
Parvin Bolourani, Ph.D. Parvin@mail.ubc.ca
Outreach, Alumni Engagement, Postdoctoral Fellows & Project Coordinator
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Life Sciences Centre
1365 - 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3
Phone: 604 822 3325