Xavier Pelletier High School Internship 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 between grade 11 and grade 12 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.

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 14 of this 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. For additional information please download the 2022 HSIP Application Guidelines.

We are accepting applications for the 2022 HSIP now. Please fill out the Application Form PDF and email it to DRCAdministration@bccancer.bc.ca 

Please note that we are extending the Application deadline to March 21, 2022

If you have any questions about the program or application process please contact David Bond, Research Operations Leader, at david.bond@bccancer.bc.ca

Affiliated Academic Departments

UVic Biochemistry and Microbiology

Biochemistry and Microbiology faculty at the University of Victoria are involved in world class research and the department is recognized internationally for high quality research programs. Research programs are focussed on fundamental questions or practical problems related to health and the environment.

Learn more:  https://www.uvic.ca/science/biochem/index.php

UBC Department of Medical Genetics

The UBC Department of Medical Genetics is an inspiring and productive community of scholars of genetics and genomics. Faculty members in the Department of Medical Genetics are at the forefront of their fields using cutting edge genetic, epigenetic, genomic, and bioinformatic methodologies to gain insight into diseases such as cancer.

Learn More: https://medgen.med.ubc.ca

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