The Gairdner High School Symposium is a half-day event held each fall that gives secondary students and teachers the opportunity to interact with Gairdner award-winning scientists and BC Children's Hospital researchers. 

This event is hosted in conjunction with the Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) and the Canada Gairdner Foundation, recognizing the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing humanity and the world.


The next Gairdner High School Symposium is Monday, October 24, 2022 | 2022 Schedule

Interested in Participating? 

BC Children's Hospital strives to empower youth and promote an equitable and inclusive learning environment. Further space is available for BC students from grades 10-12 who identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis. Students will be asked to self-identify as Indigenous on the registration form.

Registration Form

The registration form for the Gairdner High School Symposium will be posted here from Monday, September 19 (9:30 am) to Sunday, September 25, 2022 (11:59 pm). 

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