Do you already have an established funding source, or will be volunteering with a research team? Externally funded students are students who have other sources of funding for the summer. This may include non-BCCHR summer student awards, funded co-op/directed study positions, international placements or research team funded positions. 

Look for a research mentor?

The following research team is currently recruiting students for the following project:

The Cerebral Palsy Early Diagnosis Clinic
 Co-Leads: Mor Cohen Eilig, Amanda Cama
The Cerebral Palsy Early Diagnosis Clinic (CPEDC) is a specialty clinic for early detection of cerebral palsy at BC Children's Hospital's Sunny Hill Health Centre. Early diagnosis of CP is known to improve developmental outcomes through diagnostic-specific early intervention for children, reduce the risk of CP-related complications and foster greater family wellbeing.
Parents of children diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) require immediate and relevant support from healthcare professionals (HCPs) upon receiving the diagnosis. This support should include assistance in establishing supportive peer and social networks.  This crucial early intervention not only aids in the adaption process for parents but also fosters stronger relationships with HCPs, contributing to improved health outcomes for children with CP.
The Horizons of Hope virtual study is a parent support group, administered through the CP Early Diagnosis Clinic at Sunny Hill Health Centre. It employs a structured approach encompassing educational content, therapeutic intervention, and peer support.

If you would like to hear more about ways you can be involved, please contact Naama Rozen, or Dr. Mor Cohen Eilig

Eligibility Criteria 

  • The applicant must be a completing a summer student research project on the Oak Street Campus. The program curriculum has been designed for undergraduate students and medical students. However, new Master's Students are also eligible to participate
  • The applicant's summer start/end date allows for participating in at least 75 per cent of the Summer Student Research Program activities scheduled in June & July
  • Out-of-province and international applicants are welcome to apply

Application Form

To apply, complete Summer Student Research Program online application. The deadline for submitting a completed application is Friday, May 10, 2024 at 4:30pm.

Please note the 2024 Summer Student Research Program online application is now closed.

Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis and NOT assessed for scholarly achievement or scientific merit of the proposed project. Late applications will be considered if space is available.

If you can't submit the program form in one sitting, select ‘Save & Return Later’ at the bottom of the webpage. To return to the program form, you’ll need to write down your Return Code and provide your email for your personalized survey link. Please ensure you submit the form to complete the application.

For more information on the application process, please contact