High School Youth Researcher Summer Program in Health

Alberta Innovates HYRS Program in Health is designed for motivated Grade 11 students in Alberta high schools to gain first-hand experience with biomedical and health research, and to introduce them to career opportunities in research. HYRS is not just a laboratory work experience – it is a well-rounded program focused on Grade 11 students. Students will work in a University lab doing cutting-edge research, and participants will meet at least once a week for a variety of activities to broaden and enhance their research experience. Activities include safety and introductory training sessions, tours of campus and other research facilities, lectures on health research, and discussions with guest speakers about their careers in research.

Attached is the link for an excellent presentation by two St. Francis students who participated in the 2020 HYRS program.