Youth Initiatives

After School Leaders – Biotech

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The After School Leaders – Biotechnology program will provide young learners with hands-on opportunities to explore fun facts of science and biotechnology. Students will perform activities like DNA extraction from fruits, creating elephant toothpaste and making bath bombs. Students will learn to understand the different facts and phenomena of science in a fun environment.

Experiments will be done in a laboratory setting where students will learn to follow safety procedures and use different lab equipment. Aside from gaining technical experience, students will develop personal skills like time management, following directions and working in a group — all great additions to a resume. Students will also complete the WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Material Information System) program and receive WHMIS certification.


  • This program is for: high school students with a passion and interest in sciences such as chemistry, physics, and biology
  • Ages: 14-18
  • Dates: Starts Wednesday, May 1, 2024
  • Times: 4pm to 8pm
  • Location: RRC Polytech Notre Dame Campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Cost: Free

Topics and Deliverables

You will learn the basics of biotechnology, covering topics such as:

  • Introduction to lab equipment
  • Understanding basic science principles with fun experiments
  • Understanding the importance of safety protocols in lab set-up

By the end of this program, you will have:

  • Completed WHMIS certification
  • Experienced reading and executing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • The ability to locate valuable information located within Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s)
  • Completed many fun experiments to expand your knowledge and passion for the sciences


Anujit Ghosal, Ph.D. in Chemistry, is a committed educator with a robust academic background. Currently serving as an instructor in the Life Sciences department at RRC Polytech, he brings extensive expertise to the classroom.

Motunrayo Ladele possesses over 5 years of experience in teaching and ensuring student safety within laboratory settings. Holding a Ph.D. in Chemistry, she currently serves as an Educational Assistant in the Life Sciences department at RRC Polytech, where she guides students through their lab experiments.


Registration is closed at this time. Sign up to be notified about upcoming opportunities for kids and teens.


If you have questions about the program, contact us.

Additional Youth Programming

RRC Polytech also offers other programming for kids and teens. See the list of Youth Initiatives or Sign up to be notified about upcoming opportunities for kids and teens.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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