bright lights in the lab ~ 2017

 Bright Lights in the Lab takes place this year from July 4, 2017 to July 14, 2017.

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Bright Lights in the Lab is the only high school neuroscience summer camp in Canada.  Over the last 5 years over 275 students have attended this camp to conduct open-ended experiments, learn about neuroscience and deepen their lab experience through hands on work, assisted by science teachers and university researchers.

In addition, over the last four years we have trained 15 teachers from Toronto, Guelph, and St. Catherines through internships to prepare and teach at the camp in July.

As the sponsor of the Toronto Brain Bee, Firefly has a keen awareness of students in our community who excel at science but live in at risk neighbourhoods and/or come from families that do not have the financial resources to pay for academic summer camps.  Since 2014 we have received support that enabled us to welcome a total of 36 students through full scholarship (25) or financial aid (11).

In 2017 we received support from Astra Zeneca Canada for 3 full scholarships and the Foundation funded and additional 10 scholarships and bursaries. 

Prior sponsors to this program include Rotman, Fulbright Canada.  We need your support to enable us to continue this tradition in 2018.  

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