Discovery Day @ BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Vancouver, British Columbia
BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (BCCHRI)

Discovery Days in Health Sciences are one-day events that provide secondary school students (ideally grades 10 and 11) with the opportunity to explore a variety of career options in medicine and the health sciences. Participants gain a clearer picture of what it would be like to be a health professional by interacting with researchers, clinicians and educators in their real-life work setting. The event includes: 

  •         A dynamic keynote lecture
  •         An opportunity to attend two Interactive workshops pre-selected from a catalogue of options
  •         'Health Pros Tell All' career panel discussion 

A teacher or guidance counsellor serving as a liaison between the CMHF and students must register the school. The liaison will receive periodic updates and further information, including instructions about how students register. 

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is committed to fostering inclusion and supporting the leadership efforts at Canadian universities to change the diversity pathway to medicine and the health sciences. We encourage teachers to include students who self-identify as Indigenous, Black or a Person of Colour, or who come from a rural or known disadvantaged socioeconomic background, when considering who will be invited to attend this event.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

1. REGISTER THE SCHOOL

A teacher or guidance counsellor (the Liaison) must register the school. This is an expression of interest to receive further information. It does not obligate you to have students attend, nor does it guarantee there will be space when students go online to register. The Liaison will receive student registration instructions when available, to pass along to those interested in participating. During the registration process, students will select their own workshop from a catalogue of options. Workshop spaces are limited and first-come, first-served.

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL

DEADLINE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

2. PROMOTE THE EVENT

The Liaison promotes the event to students interested in science. Students must review the documents below carefully prior to registering as an attendee. Workshop spaces are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

AGENDA       SAMPLE WORKSHOP CATALOGUE     POSTER

3. REGISTER STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

OPENS: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2022 @ 12:00 PM (PDT)
CLOSES: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2022 @ 12:00 PM (PST)

 

On the date and time above, the Liaison will receive an email with instructions for students and teachers to register online. The Liaison is asked to distribute these instructions to those who have expressed interest in taking part. The number of students per school who can register will be limited for the first two weeks of registration. During the third week, the limit will be removed and open to any other students wishing to take part.

FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND ACADEMICS - GET INVOLVED!

Enthusiastic and engaging presenters are needed! Sign up to host an interactive workshop, take part in our "Health Pros Tell All" panel discussion or set up an exhibit.

MORE INFO FOR PRESENTERS, PANELLISTS AND EXHIBITORS

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 17

School Registration / Formulaire d'inscription de l'école