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Alberta Innovates Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) Program

The Alberta Innovates Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) Program is designed for motivated Grade 11 students in Alberta high schools to gain first-hand experience with biomedical and health research, and to introduce them to career opportunities in research. HYRS is not just a laboratory work experience – it is a well-rounded program focused on Grade 11 students. Students will work in a University lab doing cutting-edge research, and participants will meet at least once a week for a variety of activities to broaden and enhance their research experience. Activities include safety and introductory training sessions, tours of campus and other research facilities, lectures on health research, and discussions with guest speakers about their careers in research.

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

Currently registered in grade 11 at an Alberta high school located in or south of Red Deer to north of, but not including, Claresholm. Students in or south of Claresholm should apply to the University of Lethbridge. Students north of Red Deer should apply to the University of Alberta.

A clear interest in pursuing a health research career;

A minimum of 85% standing in each of Math-20-1 or 20-2, Biology 20, and one other grade 11 science (transcripts or interim reports are required)

A maximum of 2 students per high school will be selected for the Alberta Innovaites Heritage Youth Researcher Summer program.

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