TD Discovery Days in Health Sciences


TD Discovery Days in Health Sciences is a one-day event that give secondary school students and teachers the opportunity to explore a variety of career options in medicine and the health sciences.

The day is comprised of a dynamic keynote lecture, hands-on workshops and a career panel discussion. Students gain a clear picture of what it would be like to be a health professional by interacting with researchers, clinicians and educators in their real-life work setting.

Schedule -

The next TD Discovery Days, hosted by the Child & Family Research Institute, will be held at CFRI, BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital & Health Care Centre on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Nominate a Student -

Students must be nominated by a teacher to attend this event and cannot register themselves. Nomination forms for teachers will be available on The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame website early September.

Teacher Nomination Guidelines -

  • Students in grades 10-12 must be nominated by a teacher to attend this event. Students cannot register themselves.
  • Each school can nominate a maximum of 5 students to attend.
  • Nominations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. As space is limited, not all nominations will be guaranteed a seat.
  • Information on this event has been sent to both science and career teachers so please discuss potential nominations with each other and select one teacher to submit the school's nominations.
  • Before teachers can register students a contact teacher must complete the School Registration Form.
  • Teacher are invited, but not required to attend.
  • This event is very popular, we encourage teachers to register schools shortly after registration opens.

What Students are Saying about Discovery Days -

  • "Overall this was a great experience and I learned a lot more than I expected. I am very impressed and thankful for the efforts of the people who made this event possible. I wish this event could last more than a day. Thank you!"
  • "It was an amazing and fascinating opportunity to come and experience this event. I have gained much knowledge about the vast options in health science careers and am confident in pursuing this path."
  • "The day was kick-started with a personal and inspiring presentation. By learning about the experiences of other professionals, I learned more about what to expect from my career path to becoming a surgeon. Thank you for this opportunity!"
  • "Today was an amazing eye opener. I loved seeing the passion behind all the doctors which encouraged and motivated me even more. I loved seeing the vast array of jobs and the details of education behind them. Keep it up! Great program!!"
  • "Thank you so much for this incredible opportunity! I learned a lot of extremely valuable information about careers in the medical field and medical school in general. I liked listening to all the very informative speakers. "

Video recordings of past education events, including the TD Discovery Days in Health Science Lecture, are available online. These may be useful for classes, or of interest to those who are unable to attend the CFRI education events.

For more information visit The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.


 If you have any questions or concerns contact reseduc@cfri.ca or 604-875-2000 x5397.