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Students research future
By MICHAEL LEA, Thursday, May 19, 2011
Madeleine Poire of Almonte, left and Dr. Peter O'Neill assist as Danielle Murphy of Belleville learns how
to deliver a baby during one of the Discovery Day workshops held at Queen's University by the Canadian
Medical Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Danielle Murphy, a high school student from Belleville, delivered a baby yesterday.
So did Madeleine Poirier, a high school student from Almonte.
Students were delivering babies on a regular basis Wednesday, during a workshop on childbirth
that was part of Discovery Days at Queen's University.
Brought to the university by the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in London, Discovery Days
gave 100 area high school students a chance to immerse themselves, if only for a day, in the
health sciences at a university level.
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The program is designed to give them an opportunity to decide if a career awaits them in life
sciences or in research.
The list of workshops was wide-ranging and designed to expose the students to as many
aspects of the field as possible.
They spent the day going from lab to classroom and back across campus, learning from some
of the university's top professors and researchers.