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 scheduled for October 2022. 

Interested in Participating? 

Participation is restricted to BC students from grades 10-12. Interested students must register to participate. To maximize interactions between students and presenters, only 150 students will be enrolled.

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.

Learn more about participating!


Video recordings of past education events, including these lectures, are available online. These may be useful for classes, or of interest to those who are unable to attend events. 

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