Host Labs

This program fosters interest in health sciences among high school students. In particular, it focuses on three areas that contribute towards the health research community:

  • Provides a learning opportunity to a high potential student,
  • Create a network of ambassadors who will educate their peers and family members about the importance of genetic research,
  • Attracts Canada’s brightest youth into post-secondary genetics and health programs. Close to 80% of our students went on to pursue further education in the sciences.

The success of this program is largely based on the enthusiasm and support of the genetic research community. This is an opportunity for research teams to share their passion and knowledge with future scientists.

Program Duration: Selected students spend five days (Monday-Friday) in a hosting laboratory, shadowing the primary scientist and other members of the research team.

Dates: Participation will be during the spring break. This varies per regional school calendars. It can be in February, March or April.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact

Here are some of our supporting labs:

  • Laval University
  • Centre de Recherche Hopital St Francois D'assise
  • Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT), Vancouver
  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec
  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke
  • Department of Pharmacology, University of Toronto
  • Children’s Hospital Eastern Ontario
  • CHU Ste. Justine Research Centre
  • Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre
  • Emerillon Therapeutics, Montreal
  • Genome Quebec Centre for Innovation, Montreal
  • Michael Smith Genome Science Center
  • Hopital Sainte-Justine, Universite de Montreal
  • Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
  • Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology, University of Manitoba
  • McGill University Health Centre, Montreal
  • McGill University-Lady Davis Institute
  • The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
  • Montreal Children's Hospital Research Institute
  • Montreal Neurological Institute
  • Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, Montreal
  • Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
  • Ontario Institute of Cancer Research
  • Ottawa Health Research Institute
  • Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto
  • RDU Lab, University of Manitoba
  • Robart’s Research Institute, London ON
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • UBC, Dept. of Medical Genetics
  • UBC Child & Family Research Institute
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • University of Prince Edward Island, Biomedical Sciences
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Victoria