5th annual bright lights in the lab

Bright Lights in the Lab took place this year from July 4 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 48 students through full scholarship (35) or financial aid (13).

This year we are grateful to Astra Zeneca Canada for sponsoring three scholarships.  Firefly funded an additional ten .

Prior sponsors to this program include Rotman, Fulbright Canada and our own fundraising efforts.  We need your support to enable us to continue this tradition in 2017.