Grade 11 Cancer Internship Program

Grade 11 Cancer Internship Program 

 The Deeley Research Centre is pleased to be able to offer high school programs geared towards exceptional Grade 11 students interesting in pursuing a career in medicine, biology or research. These programs have been designed to offer high school students the opportunity to explore cancer research from the front lines and learn the latest techniques being used today in the fight against cancer. Students spend the summer between grade 11 and grade 12 at the Trev and Joyce Deeley Research Centre in the BC Cancer Agency in Victoria.

The Xavier Pelletier High School Internship Program (HSIP) is an 8-week summer program that runs from July-August each summer. Students need to be nominated and apply by March 1st of every year.

Interested students should read the science department process below for determining the two Mount Douglas nominees. Please note that this is only for students in grade 11 and they must be taking either Life Sciences 11 or Anatomy 12 this year to be eligible.

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Interested Grade 11 students are asked to submit to Ms. Kucher in room 219 by Monday February 7, 2022 the following application:

  • a resume  
  • names of 2 teachers as academic references. One or both should be a Science Teacher. They should be willing to write a reference letter if you are nominated.
  • completion of the following two questions from the HSIP Application: (limit of 250 words for each question)
  • Describe any ideas you may have on how you would cure or treat a specific cancer:

Please give an example of an initiative or idea you have led to completion yourself: