Hi there!

Welcome to the Prism’18 crash course! My name is Andrew Thompson, and I’m the President of Project Pulse Calgary. Allow me to be the first to extend a welcome to our event, we couldn’t be more excited to share this experience with you. On November 17th, students will have an opportunity to hear from leading cardiologist Dr. Julio Garcia, who will be delivering his keynote talk, “The Twister Inside Us,” courtesy of our sponsor, the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. Over the course of the day, students will participate in six activity-based workshops, ranging from science-based education on marijuana and fentanyl, biomedical engineering, first aid as a student, research 101, biomedical case studies, and mental health in youth. Additionally, students will have a chance for a career and university Q+A with ten leading professionals and university students. Lastly, various third-party organizations will be available for questions and networking at our Opportunity Fair. You’ll find more information on what all of these events will entail throughout this crash course! Whether you’re here to discover the health sciences or to plan a future career path, there will be something for you!

Welcome aboard, and see you November 17th!

- Andrew Thompson, President PPC


Prism’18 Schedule

Registration and Check-In

Introductory Statements

Libin Cardiovascular Institute Keynote Speaker, Dr. Garcia

Morning Workshops

Reforming Education on Drugs (RED)

Biomedical Engineering Students’ Society (BMESS)

Student Medical Response (SMR)


University and Professional Panels

Afternoon Workshops

The Alex

Biomedical Case Studies

Research 101

Closing Statements

Opportunity Fair

8:00am - 9:00am

9:00am - 9:10am

9:15am - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:40pm

12:40pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:50pm

3:50pm - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm


NOTE: This is a generalized schedule. Your personalized schedule will be issued during conference registration.


Frequently asked questions

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Nope! Our conference is open to anyone who is interested in health sciences and pursuing a career in this field! However, this conference is generally targeted towards students in grades ten through twelve.

What are the transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

You are responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from the conference. Please be aware there are costs to park at the Foothills Hospital. Project Pulse does not offer rebates for parking.

What's the refund policy?

Once you have registered and paid, you are commiting to coming to the conference. Don't worry, there will be tons for you to learn and explore!

What do you have to bring the day of the conference?

Please plan to arrive at 8:00-8:30 am for registration! Come with your ticket either in printed form or on a mobile device. As well, you may wish to bring a pen and paper to take some notes!

Will food be provided at the conference?

Of course! We will be providing a lunch, snacks and water throughout the day of the conference- these are included in your conference fees. Please advise us of any dietary restrictions. 

Will tickets be sold at the door?

Yes, if there are tickets still available we will sell them at the door, at a door price, and food will not be guaranteed.

Is there financial assistance available?

Yes, we want to make sure our conference is accessible for all students. If you require help with the cost of tickets, please email us at calgary@projectpulsecanada.com with an explanation of your situation. Warning, we may request for proof of income.

Is there a group discount availabe?

Yes, if you would like to come with a group of people 15+ (ie: class field trip), please email us at calgary@projectpulsecanada.com to discuss group discounts and ticket options.

How can I contact the organizer with any further questions?

Please feel free to reach us through our Facebook or Instagram page, our website, or email us at calgary@projectpulsecanada.com 

Thank you to the Libin Cardiovascular Institute for making this event possible.

Thank you to the hardworking executive team for putting together our best conference yet.

Thank you to the third-party organizations who volunteer their time for our workshops and Opportunity Fair.

Thank you to our panelists for bringing their insights to our attendees.

Most of all, thank you to all our wonderful attendees for inspiring us to continue bringing you closer to the health sciences.