Mini Med School is a health science outreach program. This popular series uses big ideas, big discoveries and big names to engage in learning and discussion about health research. Join us in Fort St. John as we explore up-to-the-minute basic science and clinical health research. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from award-winning scientists, interact with health science experts and participate in hands-on activities.

Meet the 2018 Mini Med School Faculty Members


Dr. Wyeth Wasserman
, Executive Director, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute; Associate Dean for Research, UBC Faculty of Medicine; Senior Scientist, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics; Professor, UBC Department of Medical Genetics

Theme: Injury Prevention
Dr. Ian Pike, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Professor, UBC Department of Pediatrics; Director, BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit; Co-Executive Director, The Community Against Preventable Injuries; Principal Investigator, CIHR Team in Child and Youth Injury Prevention; AUTO21 Network Researcher

Theme: Infectious Diseases
Dr. Soren Gantt, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, UBC Department of Pediatrics

Theme: Genetics
Dr. Anna Lehman, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, UBC Department of Medical Genetics;Medical Co-Director, British Columbia CAUSES Genome-Wide Sequencing Program; Clinical Geneticist, BC Children’s and BC Women’s; Clinical Geneticist, Adult Metabolic Diseases Clinic, Vancouver General Hospital; Consultant Geneticist, Psychiatric Genetic Counselling Service, BC Mental Health Services; Consultant Geneticist, British Columbia Inherited Arrhythmia Program, Cardiac Services BC

Theme: Student Life
Phillip Richmond, UBC Graduate Student


Interested in Attending?

Mini Med School will be a one-day event held on Monday, May 7, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre, Fort St. John (11308 Alaska Road, Fort St. John | Map).

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Participants with any food allergies or dietary restrictions are encouraged to bring their own lunch. 

Registration is open to high school students in grades 10-12 and teachers/educators. Admission is free but space is LIMITED.

Registration for Mini Med School is now closed. 
To be added to the wait list contact reseduc@bcchr.ca




Mini Med School Fort St. John  is presented in partnership with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). Mini Med School partners include BC Children's Hospital,  BC Children's Hospital FoundationUniversity of British ColumbiaBC Women's Hospital & Health Centre and the Provincial Health Services Authority.