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The University of Manitoba Health Sciences Graduate Students’ Association represents Health Sciences graduate students at Bannatyne and St. Boniface campuses. Check here for resources, events and news to keep you engaged in graduate student life.


The Amazin’ Corn Maze Adventure

The HSGSA is CREEPIN’ it real this year; instead of our annual Halloween Social at the Brodie Centre, we are taking a field trip! The Health Sciences’ Graduate Student Association is inviting you Friday, October 20th to the Amaze In Corn! We have a GROUP SITE and BUS TRANSPORTATION booked for your convenience. See details below or on our event brite. Spots are limited so sign up WITCHES!
1 – You must register for this event: https://hsgsaamazincorn.eventbrite.ca/ Registration ends Wednesday, October 18 at NOON.

2 – To reserve your spot a $5 deposit is required. This will be returned to you upon your attendance. If you fail to attend, you forfeit your deposit.
Deposits must be done through PAYPAL. Send money to vpmarketingevents@hsgsa.org

WHERE: AMAZE IN CORN, 1351 MB-200, Saint Adolphe, MB R5A 1A2, Canada

Bus pick-up at Brodie Centre 5:45 PM

Arrival at the Amaze In Corn 6:00 PM

Bus returns to Brodie Centre 9:00 PM


Your reservation includes:

  • Bus transportation to and from the Amaze In Corn
  • Entrance fee
  • Corn Maze
  • Petting Zoo
  • Bale Pyramid
  • $8 Food voucher to the Snack Shack
  • *A spot at our GROUP SITE. Available at the group site will be a propane BBQ, food table, stumps around the bonfire, wood, roasting sticks, and picnic tables. The HSGSA will not provide outside food as we have already arranged for food vouchers to the snack shack, but students are welcome to bring food for BBQing and roasting.

**First 10 students out of the Corn Maze will win free admission to the Haunted Forest attraction. The Haunted Forest attraction is $9 for others.

CAN YOU BRING FRIENDS/FAMILY? Yes. But the HSGSA will only cover ADMISSION, TRANSPORTATION, FOOD VOUCHERS for HSGSA Students. Friends/Family are also NOT ELIGIBLE to compete for the Haunted House tickets.

HSGSA Distinguished Lectureship Announced

The recipient of this year’s HSGSA’s Dr. Patrick Choy Distinguished Lectureship is Dr. Alan Berstein. Dr. Bernstein is President & CEO of CIFAR, a Canadian-based global research organization addressing important questions facing our world. He is this year’s recipient of the Henry Friesen International Prize in Health Research, was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2015, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. Join us on October 16th and 17th for a lecture, social and luncheon in honour of Dr. Bernstein. Read more here.

Weston Brain Institute Rapid Response: Canada 2018

The Weston Brain Institute, which supports translational research to accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging, is pleased to launch the Rapid Response: Canada 2018 program for Parkinson’s & Related Diseases. This program provides seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research to accelerate the development of safe and effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Up to $200,000 in funding over 18 months is available.  Visit their website for more information.