OICR offers educational outreach programs focusing on high school students and undergraduate students, as well as educational training opportunities for graduate students.

High School Opportunities

OICR’s high school outreach programs engage youth and connect OICR scientists with high school students and teachers throughout Ontario to generate excitement and interest in science and cancer research. These programs help teachers enrich the school curriculum by providing students the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a cancer researcher and help to foster the next generation of cancer researchers in Ontario.

Undergraduate Opportunities

OICR’s undergraduate engagement programs provide opportunities for university and college students throughout Ontario to develop an understanding of cancer research and careers. We hope to broaden student awareness of cancer research and career options, and to encourage undergraduates to develop their academic and career interests in cancer research.

Co-op placements and internships

OICR offers co-operative education and internship opportunities throughout the academic calendar year. Opportunities are coordinated and posted through various university and college work placement offices. Postings and the application process follow the university term schedule, and typically begin four months before the anticipated start date.

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OICR is always looking for opportunities to engage with students. If you are organizing an educational event and would like someone from OICR to participate, please contact us.

Graduate Student Opportunities

OICR offers graduate student placements through the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies. For more information on graduate programs, visit the University of Toronto website.

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