FAQ

Application Process

Application Deadline

The STUDENT application deadline for this summer’s program is Friday March 18, 2022, at 4:00pm MT.

The submission deadline for REFERENCES (Teachers (2) and Non-Academic/Community) is Friday, March 25, 2022, at 4:00pm MT.

Who Can Apply?

The University of Lethbridge HYRS program application process is open to all students currently registered in Grade 11 at an Alberta High School within the geographical location of in or south of Claresholm.

The HYRS program is focused on students who have just completed grade 11, currently registered in an Alberta high school. One of the aims of the HYRS Program is to give Grade 11 students an opportunity to learn about a variety of careers in health research. Grade 11 students who are interested in a career in health research will then have time to think about university requirements in their last year of high school and make the necessary adjustments to their studies. A key responsibility of the HYRS participant is to return to their high school in the fall and do a presentation to a grade 11 science class on their experiences in the program. Finally, the activities in the HYRS program will be focused on the age level of grade 11 students.

Program Dates

July 8 – August 19, 2022, Full time commitment

Many students are unsure what “full-time” commitment means for HYRS. HYRS students are expected to join their mentors, or our team, on campus from Monday – Friday each week, for 6 weeks during the summer. Working hours may vary depending on your lab, however students can expect to spend no more than 8 hours/day (including 1 hour lunch) working with their labs or participating in HYRS activities.

Application Tips

Read the Application Guidelines before starting your application.

It is strongly recommended you submit early in case something is missed you have time to make appropriate fixes.

The University of Lethbridge HYRS program application process is open to all students currently registered in Grade 11 at an Alberta High School within the geographical location of in or south of Claresholm.

  • Students North of Claresholm and in or south of Red Deer should apply to HYRS at the University of Calgary.
  • Students North of Red Deer should apply to HYRS at the University of Alberta.

Review Process

The selection committee is composed of High School teachers/Career Practitioners and University of Lethbridge Scientists. Each application is reviewed independently by the committee member. Based on these reviews, all the Alberta Innovates HYRS Proposals are adjudicated and ranked in a committee selection meeting.

Applicant’s high school grades are not used for scoring purposes during the committee review. High school grades are only used to determine applicant’s eligibility.

Selection committee decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

Reminder: Each school can receive a maximum of two (2) HYRS Awards

Decision

Results of the 2022 Alberta Innovates HYRS competition will be release approximately 8 weeks after the submission deadline. All candidates will be informed by email regarding the outcome of their submission using the email address provided in their application.

Additional Information

  • The HYRS program is a full-time 6-week commitment
  • Student will not work more than 35 hours/week
  • Students must make their own living arrangements while attending the HYRS program. Students who are unable to find living arrangements may wish to consider options such as the Canadian Homestay Network. Guardians should contact any housing agencies prior to the HYRS application deadline.
  • Only 2 awards will be provided to any particular High School
  • Alberta Innovates students are to conduct their research in a safe and ethical manner under the guidance of their mentors
  • Students are required to attend all HYRS related events, such as guest lectures, lunch & learns, final poster presentation
  • Students will be required to create a poster and give a presentation at a closing event
  • Students will be required to give a presentation about their HYRS experience to their high school science class.

Need more information?

For any inquiries regarding the HYRS program, please contact Valerie Archibald at HYRS@uleth.ca.