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High School Program

The DRC is pleased to be able to offer high school programs geared towards Grade 11 students. These programs have been designed to offer high school students the opportunity to explore cancer research from the front lines and learn the latest techniques being used today in the fight against cancer. Students spend the summer at the Trev and Joyce Deeley Research Centre in the BC Cancer Agency.  Schools that are eligible to apply , are schools located on Vancouver Island. 


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 Xavier Pelletier High School Internship Program


The High School Internship Program (HSIP) is an 8-week summer program that runs from July-August each summer. Students need to apply by March 1st of every year. All secondary schools on Vancouver Island are eligible to nominate (two) Grade 11 students. Interested students should contact the science department at their school to inquire about the school's internal process for determining the nominees.

See attached links to print out the application and forms.    

 High school Internship Application Guidelines 2016

 High school Internship Application Form 2016


 The next Cancer Education Retreat will be held on April 22, 2017

Previous HSIP Interns:

2015 I 2014 I  2013 I 2012 I 2011  I  2010  I  2009  I  2008  I  2007  I  2006  I  2005  I  2004


Cancer Education Retreat

HSIP Retreat 2016

 High School Internship Retreat Day Group photo:  April 23, 2016

Cancer Education Retreat is a day filled with educational seminars on cancer biology, how research impacts cancer treatments and the process of polymerase chain reaction. Students who apply to the HSIP are invited to attend this fun one-day session held in April of each year. Students are given samples to perform PCR (polymerase chain reaction). Once the results are obtained, the students determine the treatment options best suited to their patient by combining the patient's information and the PCR results.


Previous HSIP Retreat Day Groups:


2015 I 2014 20132012 I 2011 I  2010  I  2009  I  2008 I 2007 I  2006  I  2005  I  2004



For more information about the high school programs, please contact Angela Lum, Research/High School Internship Administration, at 250.519.5700 or via email