Heritage Youth Researcher

Summer Program | July 9 – August 20, 2021

HYRS 2021 application process is now open. In line with provincial guidelines for post-secondary institutions please note that this year’s program will run in-person, however flexibility to the ever changing nature of COVID19 may result in pivoting the program to a hybrid or virtual model.

What is HYRS?

HYRS is the Heritage Youth Researcher Summer Program. This six-week consecutive program runs annually, at the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, and at the University of Lethbridge. The program will run July 9 – August 20, 2021.

During this program, students will:

  • Participate in hands-on work with Alberta Innovates-funded research groups at the University of Lethbridge
  • Join a team of PhD, Master and Bachelor students
  • Work on multidisciplinary projects which may include:
    • genetics
    • neuroscience
    • bioengineering
    • healthcare policy
    • molecular imaging
    • recreational therapy
  • Work in areas on the cutting edge of science not yet in textbooks

However, HYRS is much more than laboratory research! Additional activities include:

  • Guest speakers talk about their careers in research
  • HYRS Virtual Showcase Night where students invite their parents, mentors, and members of the public to view their research in a symposium setting at the U of L
  • Meet other students with similar interests

Listen to what past students had to say about their uLethbridge HYRS experience.

2014 HYRS: University of Lethbridge: Science Shorts