Undergraduate Research Program

Centre for Blood Research – School of Biomedical Engineering Summer Studentship Program

Are you a student looking for summer research experience? The Centre for Blood Research-School of Biomedical Engineering (CBR-SBME) Summer Studentship Program provides students with an opportunity to get hands-on lab and clinical research experience during the summer months and to present their research at the CBR Research Day. This program also enhances the summer students’ learning with research skills workshops, tours of campus facilities, and complementary social events.

Competition for the 2019 CBR-SBME Summer Studentship Program is now closed. The next competition (for Summer 2020) will open in early 2020.

Click here to view the 2019 program schedule.

CBR Principal Investigators, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Research Associates can apply to supervise a summer student. Application deadline is April 1, 2019.

If you are a PDF/RA, download the CBR-SBME PDF/RA Summer Studentship Application 2019.
If you are a PI, download the CBR-SBME PI Summer Studentship Application 2019.

As an undergraduate or medical student, there are two options to apply:

  1. Contact a CBR or SBME Principal Investigator, Postdoctoral Fellow, or Research Associate you are interested in working with. It is good practice to send them your CV, cover letter, transcript and/or statement of interest.
  2. If you can't find a PI, PDF, or RA, apply through a general application:
    Submit your CV, transcript, and letter of interest by March 15, 2019 to Stefanie Mak (Education Program Manager; stefanie.mak@ubc.ca). The letter of interest should describe your relevant accomplishments, interests, and career goals. Maximum length for CV is 2 pages and for letter of interest is 1 page.

*Note: Most summer students are hired through contacting PIs, PDFs, or RAs directly. Only a small proportion get in through a general application.

Out-of-town students are welcome to apply. It is the student's responsibility to find housing for the duration of the program.