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Grade 10-12 students from across the Lower Mainland are eligible to participate in Discovery Days in Health Sciences but must be selected by a teacher to attend this event as per the Registration Guidelines below.
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 clinical activities and should be comfortable around a variety of samples and specimens in a clinical laboratory environment.
To ensure the safety of those onsite all participants must meet the minimum requirements for Personal Protective Equipment, this includes pants (skirts, long socks, nylons and leggings are not appropriate) and closed-toed shoes (sandals and mesh shoes are not appropriate).
For any questions or concerns regarding registration, please contact The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame directly.
**New for 2019** Each school can register a maximum of 3 students to attend.
- Teachers are invited but not required to attend.
- There is no registration cost for teachers or students and lunch is provided. Participants with any food allergies or dietary restrictions are encouraged to bring their own lunch
- This event is extremely popular and limited to 150 students from across the Lower Mainland. We strongly encourage teachers to register schools early and selected students to register shortly after registration opens.
- School registration and student registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. As space is limited, not all schools that register will be guaranteed space for selected students.
Step 1: School Registration
Information on this event has been sent to identified science AND career teachers at select schools, please select one contact teacher to be responsible for liaising with The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and selected students. The contact teacher must complete and submit the online School Registration Form.
Step 2: Identify Selected Students
In early fall, the contact teacher is encouraged to identify selected students (maximum of 3 students per school are eligible to register).These students are not guaranteed a spot until they register themselves (see step 3).
Step 3: Student Registration
In late fall the contact teacher will receive instructions for online student registration, as well as the Workshop Catalogue. The contact teacher is responsible for distributing information to selected students.
Students will have the opportunity to register online for the event and select 2 workshops based on the Workshop Catalogue. Student registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, students are strongly encouraged to register ASAP. Not all schools that register will be guaranteed space for selected students.
Step 4: Student Consent
After student registration, the contact teacher is responsible for submitting the completed Student Consent Forms. Do not submit the consent form prior to student registration.
If workshop capacity permits after registration has open, additional students will have the opportunity to register. Contact teachers will be advised on registration status closer to the date of the event.