Discovery Day - University of Ottawa (anglophone stream)

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Anglophone Event, In-person
Roger Guindon Building, University of Ottawa

Discovery Days in Health Sciences are one-day events that provide secondary school students (grades 10 and 11) with the opportunity to explore a variety of career options in medicine and the health sciences. High school students 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
  •          Interactive workshops
  •          '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.


We are moving forward with an in-person event.

AGENDA (in person)
MEET OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Barbara Vanderhyden, PhD


All guests of the University of Ottawa must be fully vaccinated, upload proof of vaccination, and use the COVID-19 assessment tool before coming to the campus, to confirm that you have no COVID-19 symptoms. 

During the event, all guests will be required to wear a mask.

Please follow the applicable link in order to download your official proof of vaccination:



Elsewhere in Canada

University of Ottawa COVID-19 Vaccination Declaration Portal:



A teacher or guidance counsellor (the Liaison) must register the school for the event in order to receive updates and the registration link. This is an expression of interest and does not obligate you to have students attend, however spaces are not guaranteed unless students sign up for workshops which are first-come, first-served.

2. 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.


3. Students register online.
Number of students permitted to sign up per school : 6


APRIL 1, 2022 – 12:00 PM (EDT)

Round 1 - Six (6) students: April 1 (noon) - April 19 (11:59 p.m.)

Round 2 - Additional students: April 20 - April 25 (11:59 p.m.)

On the date above, the Liaison will receive an email with a unique link and registration instructions for their school. The Liaison distributes this e-mail to the students who have expressed interest.

At the time of registration, students must upload a signed copy of the consent form in order to confirm their participation. Please find the form below. 











School Registration / Formulaire d'inscription de l'école