Research Open House

The Research Open House at BC Children's Hospital is an interactive morning event that offers high school students an opportunity to visit research labs, interact with research trainees and participate in research activities. 


Schedule -

The next Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute.

Agenda - 

8:45am      Student Registration 
9:30am     Research Presentations
10:15am      Research Activities
12:00pm      Student reception **Boxed lunches will be provided. Students with any food allergies or dietary restrictions are encouraged to bring their own lunch

Participate -

Grade 10-12 students from across the Lower Mainland are eligible to participate but must be nominated by a teacher to attend this event. For more information refer to the Student Nomination guidelines.

It is important to note the research institute at BC Children's Hospital is a working health care research facility. While onsite students will be encouraged to participate in supervised research activities and should be comfortable around a variety of samples and specimens in a clinical laboratory environment.

To ensure the safety of those onsite, all participants must meet the minimum requirements for Personal Protective Equipment: this includes pants (skirts, long socks, nylons and leggings are not appropriate) and closed-toed shoes (sandals and mesh shoes are not appropriate).

A big thanks to everyone who helped make the 2017 Research Open House a success!

This event brought together 180 students from 41 schools across the Lower Mainland. While onsite participants had the opportunity to hear presentations from three leading health science researchers and participate in a selection of research activities.

What did participants have to say?

100% of participants indicated they would recommend the Research Open House to others and 95% of participants felt the event fully meet or exceeded expectations. Overall, the feedback received was extremely positive and highlighted the engaging speakers, interactive demos and valuable learning experience.

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