The Division of Community Engagement

HYRS Student Summer Research Program 2020

The University of Alberta is accepting applications for the Alberta Innovates Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) Program.

HYRS is a six-week program from July 2 to August 13, 2020, designed for students from Alberta high schools to gain first-hand experience in biomedical and health research, and to introduce them to career opportunities in research. We invite students that are thinking about pursuing a future career in science apply. Application deadline is April 13, 2020.  You are welcome to complete the application online (see link below).  You are also welcome to download a copy of the application (see link below).  All printed applications forms must be dropped off or mailed in post dated no later than April 13, 2020. Note:  only one version of the application -- online or printed -- will be accepted.  Please be sure to provide your teacher and community reference this page to do the online reference forms.  If you have any questions, please email Thanks, The HYRS Team.

For full details of the HYRS Program, please read the HYRS 2020 Information Letter


HYRS Online Application 2020
(All completed on-line within application form except for the reference letters below. Note:  applicants will need to create a free google account to apply online)


HYRS Downloadable Application 2020

(Includes: HYRS 2020 Information letter and HYRS Application form)
**Please Note:  You will need to print all the forms, have them all completed and mailed or dropped off at the office by April 13, 2020.



HYRS On-line Application Reference Forms (only):


Teacher Reference Form

Community Reference Form