Winnipeg Science Tour
Limited Space Available
A science tour of Winnipeg starts at the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health, which includes the National Microbiology Lab (NML). You will get a behind-the-scenes look at how researchers carefully handle some of the most virulent pathogens.
Next stop is the 'mixed-reality' lab at the University of Manitoba's College of Rehabilitation Sciences, where you will experience how virtual and augmented reality, robotics, sensors and much more can improve health care delivery at home and in remote areas. The visit will include a virtual reality demo of the 'smart' apartment, early renditions of a 'smart' bike, eSense wearables with visual representation of vital measurements, and a telepresence robot.
Stop three is the General Electric Testing, Research, Development Center (GE TRDC) operated by Standard Aero. The jet-engine test facility, located at the James Richardson International Airport, can evaluate GE's biggest engines for icing, ingestion (including bird and sand), endurance and performance.
The day will end with polar bears and the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s ‘Journey to Churchill’ tour, and a visit to the onsite lab.
Note: Because the NML can only accommodate 36 people, this tour is capped at 36 guests. Furthermore, with registration for this tour, NML security requires all attendees register two weeks before the start of the tour. This list must provide for each guest: Full name, Phone number, City of residence and (for non-Canadian citizens) and copy of front page of passport. People must also bring photo ID and close-toed shoes to enter. Photo ID is also required to enter the GE jet-engine lab, which is behind the secure area on the grounds of Richardson International Airport.