Late last year, Francine and schoolmates, Kim and Ashley, submitted their application to the Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge – a science competition that aims to raise awareness about biotechnology. Mr. Kim, their Science teacher guided them in the preparation of their proposal. Due to the load of school work she already deals with, Francine hesitated to join but Mr. Kim relentlessly encouraged her to participate in the competition. We thank Mr. Kim and her other teachers for the encouragement and support.
Great news – their team application has officially been accepted! They will be mentored by Dr. Turlough Finan, Chair & Professor – Department of Biology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. They will be meeting for the first time this Thursday.
Congratulations and good luck, ladies!