Trevor Low, a grade 12 student at St. Gabriel the Archangel School, attended the Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) program this summer for a six week program doing research on epilepsy. There were 225 applicants from 92 schools throughout the province and Trevor was selected by a committee of four teachers and two scientists. There were 21 students selected for the Program at the University of Calgary and each student received a $2000.00 bursary for their time spent at the program.
During the summer program, Trevor was able to participate in work with other members of the researcher’s team, including masters and PhD students and visit labs involved with cardio-vascular research, neuroscience, cell biology, genetics, epidemiology and bioengineering. As well, Trevor was able to attend guest presentations by professors discussing their careers in research, participate in field trips to research facilities, explore the U of C campus and meet other students with similar interests in the medical field. He ended the summer with a presentation of the research he had done on rat brain impulses and taught me a few things about how research on the nervous system is completed. On October 3rd, he will be presenting to his fellow students at St. Gabriel about his summer experiences. Congratulations to Trevor on this amazing opportunity and the work he has done!