Breakfast & Brainstorms

The University of Manitoba's Government Relations Office, in partnership with the Council on Post-Secondary Education, presents the Breakfast & Brainstorms Speaker Series at the Manitoba Legislative Building.  The Series is designed to bring public policy decision makers and influencers together with University of Manitoba researchers.

On November 22, 2007, Dr. Gordon Robinson, the Director of the University of Manitoba's Centre for Research in Youth, Science, Teaching and Learning (CRYSTAL) Program, was the speaker.  The title of his presentation was "Improving Success in Science and Math: Collaboration is Key".

A professor in the University of Manitoba’s Department of Biological Sciences, Dr.Robinson described his experience with the CRYSTAL at the University of Manitoba, one of only five such centres in Canada.  He outlined the multi-disciplinary, collaborative nature of the CRYSTAL program, which is focused on improving outcomes in science and mathematics education from kindergarten to grade 12.


Lt. to Rt.: Dr. Robinson, Speaker, Mr. Farthing, Deputy Minister for Education Citizenship and Youth, Hon. Peter Bjornson, Minister of Citizenship and Youth, Dr. Lobdell, Vice-Provost of the University of Manitoba


Introduction of Speaker by Dr. Lobdell


Dr. Robinson


MLA Dr. Gerrard, Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party with Dr. Robinson and Dr. Lobdell