Interact with Gairdner award-winning scientists and BC Children's Hospital researchers.  

Participation Guidelines

  • High school students in BC interested in attending the Gairdner High School Symposium must register to attend. Space is limited. To maximize interactions between students and presenters, only 150 students will be enrolled.
  • Further space is available for students who identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis. Participants will be asked to self-identify as Indigenous on the registration form.
  • Participation is restricted to BC students in grades 10-12. Teacher are also invited to participate and can fill out the same form.
  • This is a special event held outside the classroom. It will be hosted on a school day, registered students will be expected to make their own arrangements to miss a morning of classes. 
  • Participation is free, but participants will require access to a computer, tablet or smartphone and a stable internet connection. 

Teachers interested in receiving notifications on upcoming events and important registration deadlines are encouraged to join our mailing list. Information is only distributed to mailing list subscribers

How to Register

  • The registration form will be available online Monday, September 27 at 4:00 pm. To complete the registration form, you will need your name, grade and email address.
  • Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. As space is limited, not all registered students will be guaranteed a seat
  • As this event is very popular, we recommend you register as soon as the registration form is available.

Registration Form

The Gairdner High School Symposium registration form is available here

For questions, please contact