Biomedical Youth Program Summer Camp
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Registration is now open - CLICK HERE to register. This link will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on June 22, 2018.

Please ensure you have filled out ALL of the required fields in the online form. Important: we cannot accept registration via email.

You will receive an email confirmation when your child is registered.


There are 120 spaces available with priority given to new participants. If interest exceeds our capacity, a waitlist will be generated.

We will make every effort to contact you as soon as possible to confirm whether your child has secured a spot in the camp or is on the waitlist.

Any questions regarding the camp or the registration process can be directed to


Students MUST have finished Grade 5 by June 30 of the camp year (no exceptions). We cannot register younger students.


The Biomedical Youth Summer Camp is an annual outreach initiative of the BYP that is held at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Bannatyne campus.

Dates: July 16 - 20, 2018

Where: University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus

Cost: Free of charge to students from Grades 5-12 who are interested in science.

Pick up / drop off location: University of Manitoba Brodie Centre Atrium, 727 McDermot Avenue


The Biomedical Youth Program Summer Camp started in 2006 with 15 youth participants. It has since grown to accommodate more than 150 Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

Throughout the week, participants carry out hands-on activities exploring topics from medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, medical rehabilitation, and basic sciences.

Activities include:

  • Cell Culture
  • Blood typing
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Neuropathology
  • Medical Simulation
  • Dentistry techniques
  • Fingerprint Analysis
  • Cell function dynamics
  • Fluorescent microscopy
  • Immunological techniques
  • DNA structure and function
  • DNA extraction and separation
  • Protein analysis and biochemistry
  • Fundamentals of medical rehabilitation


We are actively looking for volunteers. Click here for more info.

Volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including undergraduate and graduate students, health sciences students, community groups, and parents who accompany their children. Volunteers act as supervisors, activity and session leaders, and chaperones.

Please provide contact information of students who may be interested to:

Dr. James Gilchrist, Director

Blair Malazdrewich from Shaw TV´s Go! spent a day at the 2016 BYP Camp and it looks like he had a great time.

Check out the videos below!