Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA), The Union of Healthcare Professionals has donated $250,000 to TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. This partnership supports the new permanent exhibition Health Zone in the Allard Family Gallery opening February 2022 as a part of the science centre’s Aurora Project building expansion. Health Zone puts guests at the centre of their own health story through hands-on experiences and experiments. This gallery will explore the different elements that influence your health from your biology to your choices, to the environment where you live, and the way that healthcare supports you.
“Health matters to everyone. HSAA is proud to be a part of the new, permanent Health Zone gallery at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. Our members are healthcare experts who are there every day when people need care. We are connected to our patients in our desire to ensure a healthy future for all”, said Leanne Alfaro, Vice President, Health Sciences Association of Alberta. "The Health Zone is a place for all ages to come and learn about their health, and to hopefully inspire a new generation to dedicate their lives to protecting and improving the health of others in their communities.”
HSAA’s donation is creating the Healthcare in Action area inside Health Zone, where guests are reminded about the importance of healthcare professionals. When visiting guests can investigate their bodies using real science tools and learn about the work that pharmacists, paramedics, laboratory technologists, diagnostic professionals, and others do to create healthy communities. HSAA members care for the health of Albertans every day and represent over 29,000 professionals from over 240 healthcare disciplines. Through this donation, HSAA members are further enhancing the lives of Albertans by inspiring healthy living and new career pathways for the next generation of healthcare professionals who will create game-changing solutions for the challenges of the future.
“The partnership between HSAA and the science centre will encourage Albertans of every age to learn more about the science behind their health through Healthcare in Action in the Health Zone. We are very thankful to HSAA for their investment into the limitless potential of our children and future generations to come.” said Alan Nursall, President & CEO at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton.
When the Aurora Project is complete in 2022, every gallery in the science centre will have been updated to address emerging trends in science and technology from a uniquely Albertan perspective. The science centre is 1% away from reaching its $41.5 million fundraising goal and is seeking donations from the community to complete the Aurora Project. Every donation makes a difference. Community members can donate and find out more information about the Aurora Project’s progress by visiting: twose.ca/aurora