High School Students


Each year, the Child & Family Research Institute hosts Mini Med School, a lecture series focused on health research for high school students across the Lower Mainland (grades 10-12). This series is free and occurs each year in October and November in the Chan Centre for Family Health Education at CFRI.

To attend this event, students must be nominated by their science or career teacher.  Students cannot register themselves. Nominations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis using our online registration system once registration opens. Registration is limited to 2 students/school.  

We encourage teachers to nominate students whose enthusiasm and performance in science shows great promise. For larger schools we recommend teachers discuss potential nominations with each other and select one teacher to submit the school’s nominations

As space is limited to 120 students, we advise schools to submit nominations soon after registration opens. If additional time is required to identify nominees contact minimed@cfri.ca to reserve space. Please note not all nominations will be guaranteed a seat.

Grade 12 students who attend at least five of the sessions are eligible to apply for a Mini Med School Summer Studentship.  A maximum of four studentships are awarded each year.  Awardees will work in the research lab of a Mini Med School faculty member for six weeks in July and August. Applications are distributed during Mini Med School and are due by the end of January.

Mini Med Studentship Recipients

For more information on this and other upcoming events view the latest Education Opportunities newsletter. For teachers interested in being added to our mailing list contact reseduc@cfri.ca.