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Take Our Kids to Work Day

e-dition - November 3, 2006

UWinnipeg Students Chantelle Dyck and Leanne Dunne, and Ninth Graders Evan Marantz and Bruk Fekadu in Intro Soil Science Lab.

Take Our Kids to Work Day

By Ilana Simon

University of Winnipeg faculty and staff members gave their teen-aged sons and daughters a glimpse into their professional lives at the national Take Our Kids to Work Day November 1, 2006.

Since Take Our Kids to Work Day was launched in 1994, more than 1.5 million young Canadians and tens of thousands of workplaces have participated in the program.

The Grade Nine students who spent the day at UWinnipeg had the opportunity to attend University and Collegiate classes, participate in science labs, tag along to meetings, watch the Wesmen practice, and experience the day-to-day rhythm of a typical workday at the University for their parent or family friend.

Aimed at demonstrating the importance of education and skills development, Take Our Kids to Work Day gives young people a taste of the variety of career opportunities open to them.

In Geography Professor Geoff Scott’s Intro Soil Science Lab, Evan Marantz and Bruk Mfkadu learned about the composition of soil and helped perform a lab to determine the amount of sand and silt in soil.

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