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.
High school visits to OICR
OICR offers a limited number of school visits throughout the school year. These visits help to expand student awareness and understanding of cancer research work and career options and encourage youth to develop their academic and career interests in cancer research. Please note that student tours are limited to a maximum of 24 visitors (supervisors/teachers included). To find out about high school tour availability or for more information, please send an email to email@example.com.
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.
OICR currently coordinates with McMaster University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo and Ryerson University.
Undergraduate visits to OICR
OICR offers a limited number of undergraduate visits throughout the fall and winter. These visits help to expand student awareness and understanding of cancer research and career options and encourage undergraduates to develop their academic and career interests in cancer research. Please note that student tours are limited to a maximum of 24 visitors (supervisors included).To find out about tour availability or for more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that OICR has temporarily suspended student visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visits will resume when public health regulations allow and it is safe to do so.
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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.