For students and teachers
The goal of OICR’s engaging youth programs is to connect with high school students and teachers throughout Ontario to generate excitement and interest in cancer research. Through these programs, students and teachers can experience what it is like to be a cancer researcher.
OICR offers a wide range of engaging opportunities – from class field trips to internships and virtual visits from our scientists – to enrich the school curriculum. Through these experiences, we hope 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.
Programs and Activities
OICR offers co-operative education and internship opportunities throughout the academic calendar year. Opportunities are coordinated and posted through the 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.
Individuals with many different roles and backgrounds contribute to cancer research. Interviews with these diverse people explore what their work involves, how they arrived at their positions and how their work contributes to cancer research.
OICR participates in the Canadian Gene Cure Foundation ‘Gene Researcher for a Week’ program. This program fosters the growth of the next generation of genetic clinician-scientists in high schools in Canada.