TEDx Manitoba – Dr. Francis Amara

While employed at C3A Inc., Dowse produced and created this TEDx Manitoba promotional video with C3A’s video production team along with Clark McCaw as videographer / editor. Video was produced  for the inaugural TEDx Manitoba event on February 15, 2011.

Dr. Francis Amara has dedicated his life to science. Born in Sierra Leone, he immigrated to Canada as a young man so he could do post-doctoral work.

Today, he’s a scientist and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, where he’s always making time to spread his passion for medicine and science to youth.

Working closely with Winnipeg’s aboriginal communities, he’s created the Inner City Science Centre, which invites youth to explore and learn about medicine. He is also the founder of the Head Start Aboriginal Biomedical Youth Program, where he mentors aboriginal students who are considering a career in science. Not that Amara stops there — he is also the co-founder of Sierra Leone Refugee Inc., which aids newcomers with the settlement process, because, as he puts it: newcomers who choose learning and embrace their new community always find success in Canada

  • Date: February 15, 2011