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Queen’s University to host Ontario Heritage Week celebration.

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University is hosting an exciting day of events on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in celebration of Ontario Heritage Week.

Through the events, local high school students and members of the Kingston community will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of tours, talks, activities and hands-on demonstrations run by faculty members and students from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Rehabilitation Therapy.

The theme for this year’s Heritage Week is “medical science and innovation.” With a history of medical education spanning over 150 years, Queen’s University was chosen to host this year’s event, in partnership with the Ontario Heritage Trust and the Museum of Health Care at Kingston.

Following a morning tour for local students, the celebration will start at 1 pm in the Bioscience Complex auditorium. Community members will be invited to hear from members of the Ontario Heritage Trust, Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre and Faculty of Health Sciences. Afterwards, tours and demonstrations will be held, showcasing the innovative health science research taking place at Queen’s.

“We are looking forward to showcasing education and science in the Faculty of Health Sciences to two very different groups. First to local high school students who are starting to think about their post-secondary education; and second to community members who may be eager to learn more about what is happening right around the corner here in Kingston” says Michael Kawaja, Associate Dean of Life Sciences and Biochemistry. “The day will offer a variety of activities and tours through the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Rehabilitation Therapy, which together comprise the faculty.” 

Each February, the Ontario Heritage Trust invites Ontarians to celebrate Heritage Week. The week provides a wonderful opportunity for individuals and communities to reflect on their contributions to Ontario and how they might shape the future.

For more information on Ontario Heritage Week, please visit the website.