High School Students


The Child & Family Research Institute offers several research education events for senior high school students throughout the year.  For teachers interested in being added to our mailing list contact reseduc@cfri.ca.  

Mini Med School

Each year, CFRI’s Mini Med School presents a series of talks to understand leading-edge research and engage in critical thinking about scientific processes, results and implications. Grades 11 and 12 high school students from the Lower Mainland must be nominated by their science or career teach to attend.

International Gairdner Symposium

The International Gairdner Symposium, hosted in conjunction with the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT), is an opportunity for high school students to tour research labs and learn more about research being conducted at CMMT.

Research Open House

The Research Open House is an interactive morning event that offers high school students an opportunity to visit research labs, interact with research trainees and participate in research activities.

TD Discovery Days in Health Sciences

TD Discover Days in Health Sciences is a one-day event that give secondary school students and teachers the opportunity to explore a variety of career options in medicine and the health sciences.

Other Opportunities

Other opportunities for high school students interested in research may include the following:

The Research Education Office does not currently arrange volunteer opportunities at CFRI. For more information on volunteering onsite visit the CFRI website.


 If you have any questions or concerns contact minimed@cfri.ca or 604-875-2000 x5397.