Mini Med School

Mini Med School at the Child & Family Research Institute is a lecture series designed to engage the public in science and leading edge research by presenting a series of talks on health research.

First launched in 2003, CFRI’s Mini Med School is the third such initiative in Canada and the first in Western Canada. Each year, this popular event is open to senior high school students and members of the general public 

Each series provides an overview of a particular field while exploring up-to-the-minute basic science research, its clinical applications, as well as social and ethical implications. Past series have explored infection, genetics, reproduction, diabetes, childhood development, neurosciences, epigenetics, sleep, neonatology, and clinical genomics.

Mini Med School occurs each year in October and November in the Chan Centre for Family Health Education at CFRI. Registration for Mini Med School opens in mid-September.

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Video recordings of past education events, including Mini Med School, are available online. These may be useful for classes, or of interest to those who are unable to attend the CFRI education events.