Gairdner High School Symposium

The Gairdner High School Symposium is a half-day event held each fall that gives secondary students and teachers the opportunity to hear from Gairdner
award-winning scientists and health science experts, and attend a behind-the-scenes tour of BC Children's Hospital's research facilities. This event is hosted in conjunction with the Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT).

Schedule -

The next International Gairdner Symposium is scheduled for Monday, October 23 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute.

Agenda -
9:00am

Student registration
9:30am

Research lectures featuring renowed Garidner awardees
11:30am

Lab activities

Participate - 

Students across the Lower Mainland are eligible to register to participate. For more information refer to the Student Registration guidelines.

It is important to note that BC Children's Hospital is a working health care research facility. While onsite, students will be encouraged to participate in supervised research activities and should be comfortable around a variety of samples and specimens in a clinical laboratory environment.

A big thanks to everyone who helped make the 2016 Gairdner High School Symposium a success!

While onsite participants had the opportunity to hear presentations from Gairdner award-winning scientists Dr. Frank Plummer & Dr. Lewis Cantley, as well as participate in a selection of the following activities -


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