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A Virtual "Are You Smarter Than Your 5th Grader" Competition

Apr 23, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

About UHN Foundation

Part of University Health Network (UHN), UHN Foundation raises funds for research, education and the enhancement of patient care at Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals, Toronto Rehab and The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. With donor support, UHN Foundation is helping UHN pursue new knowledge to build a healthier world. UHN Foundation is an amalgamation of Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation and Toronto Rehab Foundation.


QUANTITY Game Night Kit + $50 donation to UHN Foundation Adult + Kid's Game Night Kit (serves 4)


  • Nerds, Smarties, AirHeads, Gummy Bears
  • Movie style popcorn for kids
  • Truffle popcorn for adults
  • 2x Walters’s Caesars for adults
  • 2x cans of Bubly 
  • Dark chocolate with raspberries 
  • 4x pack of Laser Engraved coasters
  • 2 (Two) Laser Engraved (Smarter than a 5th Grader) Ruler
You will receive a tax receipt for your $50 donation to UHN Foundation by email following the event. A Zoom link to join the virtual event will be sent to all registrants the day before the event. 

Add on: support an underrepresented youth in the community to participate

By purchasing this extra add on, you'll be providing the opportunity for an underrepresented youth in the community to join the event, play along and they'll also receive a kid's game night kit from 


General Admission + $50 donation to UHN Foundation

You will receive a tax receipt for your $50 donation to UHN Foundation by email following the event. A Zoom link to join the virtual event will be sent to all registrants the day before the event. 

Please Note: This ticket does not include kit delivery. 


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Event Summary

Are you smarter than your 5th grader? Prove it!

Event Details

Science and technology are reshaping everything, from the way we work to the way we manage our lives and interact with the world around us. Join a group of University Health Network (UHN) doctors and researchers for a fun evening of testing science knowledge and inspiring critical thinking in your children. 

During the virtual experience, parents and caregivers will compete against kids in their household in a game of multiple-choice trivia focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Participants will have the opportunity to win prizes from

This is a great opportunity for kids to interact with and be inspired by the UHN Research team, including Dr. Nicole Woods, Research Institute Director, The Institute for Education Research (TIER), Dr. Jennifer Campos, Associate Director - Academic, KITE-UHN, and Hodan Mohamud, Research Assistant.

By purchasing a ticket for this event, you will support UHN with their mission to pursue the knowledge needed to build a healthier world through excellence in research, education and the enhancement of patient care.

How It Works

  • Recommended for families with children ages 7 -12; separate devices needed for each participant in the household.
  • The event includes a fun science experiment and an interactive, STEM discussion peppered with
  • fun trivia!
  • Register your family group for the event through one of the packages offered. Choose between packages that include a hand-selected collection of sweets and treats delivered to your door, and others that just include event registration. (Deadline for registration with kits is Monday, April 19, noon)
  • You'll be provided with a Zoom link 24 hours prior to the event 
  • For the trivia portion of the event, UHN researchers will be using the easy and accessible Kahoots! platform – no apps or programs needed other than access to a web browser
  • Participate in the trivia for a chance to win prizes from

Event Schedule

6:00 pm: Event starts with a welcome from Dr. Woods and Dr. Campos

6:10 pm: Gummy bear experiment

6:15 pm: Game time!

6:50 pm: Prizes awarded

Meet Our Speakers

Dr. Nicole Woods is the Research Institute Director of The Institute for Education Research (TIER); Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Education Scientist & Associate Director, The Wilson Centre, The University of Toronto at UHN. Dr. Wood’s research program at UHN explores the development of expertise in the health professions. As a cognitive psychologist, she is interested in the mental representation of diagnostic categories, how different forms of knowledge are used in problem-solving, and how education supports the cognitive architecture necessary for practice. The aim of her research is to fundamentally change how teachers and education researchers think about knowledge across the health profession in order to transform healthcare practice through education.





Dr. Jennifer Campos is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Multisensory Integration and Aging. Jenny is the Associate Director - Academic, KITE-UHN, Senior Scientist, Chief Scientist of the Challenging Environments Assessment Laboratory and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology (University of Toronto). Jenny’s research focuses on enhancing safe mobility during walking and driving under realistic and challenging conditions. This includes understanding how age-related sensory impairments (e.g., vision, hearing) and cognitive impairments can increase the risk of falls and vehicle collisions (e.g., in healthy older adults, those with hearing loss, dementia). She uses virtual reality and simulation technologies to a) carefully recreate real-world conditions, to ensure the generalizability of research outcomes to real-world applications and b) adapt these technologies for training and rehabilitation interventions. Jenny is also the Director of the iDAPT Young Innovators youth outreach program. Jenny is also the Director of the KITE Young Innovators youth outreach program.




Hodan Mohamud is the KITE Youth Outreach Coordinator for the KITE Young Innovators Program. The KITE Young Innovators Program is a Youth STEM Outreach Program that is based at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Hodan has been involved in Youth STEM Outreach for many years and hopes to empower youth to see themselves in STEM! Outside of her role as a Youth Outreach Coordinator, she is a research assistant at KITE.







This virtual experience is presented by UHN Impact Collective members Nancy Hotson and Dr. Nicole Woods. The UHN Impact Collective is a group of next-generation leaders who share a passion for community-building and advancing the future of health care by raising awareness and financial support for the highest priorities of Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals.

Event Format: A trivia competition with science demonstration and opportunity for prizes. For any questions please email

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Refund Policy

We accept refunds up to 48 hours prior to the event on food kits. Donations will not be eligible for a refund. 

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