The health and safety of our participants and hospital community are the top priority. Please note the following restrictions currently apply to students attending events on the BC Children's Hospital campus: 

  • MASKS - While wearing masks in public spaces can now be a personal choice, medical masks are still required in spaces dedicated to healthcare and research. Masks will be provided on the day of the event. 

  • CONFIRMATION OF COVID-19 VACCINATION – All in-person participants are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 (at least 2 doses). Participants will be asked to verbally verify their vaccination status on the day of the event.

  • PERSONAL PROTECTION - Participants must also meet the minimum requirements for Personal Protective Equipment, this includes wearing pants (skirts, long socks, nylons and leggings are not appropriate) and wearing closed-toed shoes (sandals and mesh shoes are not appropriate).

Discovery Days in Health Sciences is a one-day event that give secondary school students and teachers the opportunity to explore a variety of career options in medicine and the health sciences. 

Organized by The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and hosted by BC Children's Hospital, the day is comprised of a dynamic keynote lecture, hands-on workshops and a career panel discussion. Students gain a clear picture of what it would be like to be a health professional by interacting with researchers, clinicians and educators in their real-life work setting.

Interested in participating?

The next Discovery Days in Health Sciences is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 8:00 am to 3:15 pm. This will be an in-person event hosted at BC Children's Hospital, 950 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC | Directions). 

For the updated schedule and registration details please visit the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame website.

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and BC Children’s Hospital are committed to fostering inclusion and supporting the leadership efforts at Canadian universities to change the diversity pipeline to medicine and the health sciences. We encourage teachers to include students who self-identify as Indigenous, Black or a Person of Colour, or who come from a rural or known disadvantaged socioeconomic background, when considering who will be invited to attend this event

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Video recordings of past education events, including these lectures, are available online. These may be useful for classes, or of interest to those who are unable to attend events.