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High School Youth Researcher Summer Program

The Research Services Office from the University of Calgary is accepting applications from Grade 11 high school students for the 2024 (HYRS) program

The HYRS Program seeks students who are well-rounded, curious about health research, and are looking for a summer research experience to help launch their career and academic goals. This opportunity offers exceptional Grade 11 students the chance to work alongside UCalgary faculty members, make invaluable connections, and contribute to innovative biomedical and health research at one of the world's top research Universities over six weeks, from July 2nd  to August 13th, 2024. 
HYRS is not just a laboratory experience – it offers a balanced program focused on Grade 11 students. Cohort programming involves social events, tours of the campus and other research facilities, guest lectures on health research and related careers, and other educational sessions from current university students.  

  • The online application deadline for students is Thursday, March 14th, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. MT.  
  • The deadline for references is Wednesday, March 27th, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. MT.  

To be eligible, students must:

  1. Be registered as a grade 11 student at a central Alberta high school. This includes all high schools south of Red Deer, to north of, but not including, Claresholm.  
  2. Have a clear interest in pursuing a health research career.  
  3. Have a minimum of 85% standing in Math 20-1 or 20-2, Biology 20, and one other 20 level science course (Chemistry 20 or Physics 20). Transcripts or interim reports are required.  
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