Cancer: The Cause and the Cure

Science Explorations - York University

Monday, July 4, 2016 - Friday, July 8, 2016
York University 4700 Keele Street TorontoONCanada  M3J 1P3
Monday, July 4, 2016 - Friday, July 8, 2016
York University 4700 Keele Street TorontoONCanada  M3J 1P3

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What's Included

Cancer has the second highest mortality rate among all causes of death worldwide. Statistics show that it affects one fourth of population every year. This course will be focusing on factors and causes that may promote and induce cancer formation, as well as possible treatments and cures for it. Through learning advanced and up to date laboratory techniques, students will be able to understand the physiological changes that occur, on both cellular and molecular levels, during cancer development. Also, students will have a grasp on how to maintain a cultured mammalian cell line(s), and perform some functional assays. These hands-on experiments will be conducted using cancerous and non-cancerous cells. Through current literature and discussions, students will advance their critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills.

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Science Explorations offers fun, innovative and engaging camp programs designed to inspire youth and discover science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Based out of the Faculty of Science at York University, our camp programs use an discovery and inquiry-based learning approach that is focused on ‘learning by doing’. Our outreach model provides campers also get a chance to work in small groups on a variety of projects that will help foster problem solving, critical thinking, and an overall passion for STEM.

        Our camp takes place within the Faculty of Science at the Keele Campus of York University. Within the university environment, this gives campers the unique opportunity to learn and discover the amazing world of science and engineering . In each of our programs, whether in day-long workshops or  week-long camps, we enrich the learning experience with laboratory visits, faculty presentations, workshops and demonstrations from student groups, and much, much more!

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