HYRS Student - Teacher Reference

Student applicants are required to have two of their science teachers (or one science teacher and one math teacher) submit a reference in support of their HYRS application.

To ensure equal consideration of all references, only two teacher references per applicant will be accepted. Because the students will be working alongside university researchers who are volunteering their time to be mentors, we want to ensure that the students selected are not only bright, but curious about science, willing to ask questions, and show a genuine interest in the possibility of scientific research as an educational and career direction.

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.

Each participant is required to prepare and present a research poster about his or her project and commit to giving a presentation about his or her HYRS experience to a science class of younger students at his or her high school in the school year following the program.

HYRS participants will invite their referring science teachers to participate in a Teachers’ Day held at the end of the program. Teachers’ Day offers science teachers the opportunity to meet with fellow teachers, top biomedical and health researchers, and to learn about leading research.

Your candid remarks are appreciated and will be used in an appropriate and confidential manner to help us select HYRS participants. The final deadline for submission of your reference is 4:00 PM (MT) Friday, March 25, 2022.

Please direct questions or feedback about the application process to the UCalgary Research Services Office at rsotrainee@ucalgary.ca.