For five years now, TBRRI has been encouraging the development of high school student scientists through the Summer Research Assistant contest. The contest is open to grade 11 and 12 high school students who are passionate about mathematics, science and computers and who maintain excellent grades. The successful candidates win the privilege of working closely with TBRRI scientists during a 10 week placement that allows them to experience what a career in science is really like.
Since the age of 7 Michael Robinson knew that he wanted to be involved in spiritual care. “It’s always been my dream to help people in this way.”
Now, bringing with him over 20 years of experience, Robinson is providing spiritual care services for patients and families at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC).
As a Spiritual Care Provider, his role is to provide spiritual services, guidance or connections to local spiritual and religious services of the patient’s preference. Although he helps people of any faith, as well as those of no faith, his primary focus is on supporting Aboriginal patients at TBRHSC.
Paintings of northern wildlife and elegant ornaments adorn Marilyn Lawlis’ bright and cheerful kitchen, betraying a long-time passion for decorating. In fact, at the age of 19, she almost decided to study interior design, but instead opted to study social work.
At 48, Lawlis felt healthier than ever. “I was at a good weight. I was walking every day and eating healthy. I was taking good care of myself.”
But she began to feel “something like a weight” in her lower abdomen. She ignored it for awhile before going to see a doctor. A colonoscopy revealed she had colon cancer.
Earlier this year, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) was the proud recipient of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Environmental Stewardship Award, Sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.
The stretcher area in Diagnostic Imaging (X-ray) is a busy place with patients coming from the Emergency Department, inpatient rooms, and other areas of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. To make it more of a quiet area, it’s tucked away from the busy hallways. The drawback though is that staff members in the tech area do not have a clear view of the patients.
Like many pieces of medical equipment at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, the mobile dental cart that’s used by the team of Dentists in the Operating Room is invaluable. Without it, procedures cannot be performed and patient care comes to a standstill.
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC)’s Fresh Market is an onsite farmers’ market where staff, patients, volunteers and visitors can access fresh, local produce and products. While market-goers have become familiar with the Fresh Market’s regular vendors, we thought we’d go more in depth with the farmers and ask them a little bit more about their farms and what they do.
Thanks to our local farmers and food producers, our family and restaurant kitchens are able to use locally grown, fresh food that is healthier for our bodies and the environment. Local farmers’ markets, like Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s (TBRHSC) Fresh Market, are a great opportunity to not only access fresh food, but they are also a great way to meet our local farmers and learn about what they do and how they like to use their food.