Summer Student Research Program

The Summer Student Research Program, a collaboration between the University of British Columbia, BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital & Health Care Centre, fosters research awareness and interest for undergraduate and medical students.

Since 1987, this program has attracted students from local, national and international academic institutions, and has provided them an opportunity to participate in research projects related to child and family health under the supervision of researchers on the Oak Street Campus.

Fast Facts: 

  • Over the last 32 years, 1,382 students have participated in the Summer Student Research Program. This includes 494 medical students, 712 undergraduate students and 176 unspecified students
  • Between 2000-2018, 990 applications for BCCHR Summer Studentships were received. 343 BCCHR Studentships were awarded (total value, approximately $1,300,000) and 118 Partnership Summer Studentships were awarded (total value, approximately $500,000)
  • In 2019, the 104 program participants came from 15 universities world-wide. Program feedback highlighted the diverse curriculum, valuable learning opportunity and vocational guidance. 100% of respondents would recommend this program to others 
  • Our summer program continues to introduce up-and-coming scientists into the world of research. Read more about our summer program alumni and where they are today

Want to know more? Review the program information or contact the Research Education Office at