The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute offers high school students the opportunity to participate in research education events throughout the year. These events aim to inform students of exciting research discoveries and encourage careers in science and research.
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Interested in volunteering at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute?
Minimizing the risk of COVID-19 and protecting the safety of our community are our first priority. With the situation regarding COVID-19 continuing to evolve, volunteering at BCCHR is currently not permitted.
The research institute does not have a formal placement process for high school students but those interested can get involved in research by volunteering to work with investigators at BC Children's Hospital.
Interested students are encouraged to view the profiles of affiliated investigators and contact the research teams directly about available opportunities. Please note, for safety reasons you must be at least 16 years old to volunteer onsite.
Students interested in learning more more about research may also be interested in the following programs offered in the Lower Mainland:
- Centre for Heart Lung Innovation – Training Program
- UBC Let’s Talk Science – Lecture Series
- BC Cancer Agency – Xavier Pelletier High School Internship Program
- Science World – Opening the Door
- StemCellTalks – Lecture Series
- Cafe Scientifique – Informal Talks
- Science in Action – Outreach Programs
- Geneskool – Workshops
- RISE – Research in Science Exhibition
- Operation Med School – Conference
- SHAD – Summer Program
- Skype a Scientist - Networking Opportunity
- bioTEC - Conference
- BRAINterns - Lecture Series
- GenerationMed - Pre-Med Blog
- MedYSP - Youth Summer Program
- Virtual Health Shadowing - Online Program
- Race to the Cure - Connecting STEM Youth
- STEM Fellowship - Online Education Program
- Youth Excellence Society - Leadership Training Program
- Quantum Leaps - Leadership Training Program
- Global Pre-Meds - Global Health Program
- PuMP+ Vancouver - Conference & Online Resources