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Health Zone at Telus World of Science puts guests at centre of their own health story

Health Zone at Telus World of Science puts visitors in the thick of their own health journey.
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Health Sciences Association of Alberta members help inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals in a new exhibition at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. Photo submitted.

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. The 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. Guests can investigate their bodies using real science tools and learn about the work pharmacists, paramedics, laboratory technologists, diagnostic professionals, and others do to create healthy communities.

HSAA members represent over 29,000 professionals from over 240 healthcare disciplines.

 “The partnership between HSAA and the science centre will encourage Albertans of every age to learn more about the science behind their health. 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, every gallery in the science centre will have been updated to address emerging trends in science and technology from a uniquely Albertan perspective. Find out more information about the Aurora Project’s progress by visiting: twose.ca/aurora