Behavioural Medicine Labaratory

About: Research experience through volunteering or a thesis if you are an honours student (will receive credit for it). Focuses on psychological aspects of exercise sciences.

Rater’s experience: 8 / 10
Rater’s position: Volunteer

Rater’s comments:
“Very nice people and good experience with research. Good extracurricular!”

To get involved: http://www.uvic.ca/research/labs/bmed/

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BC Cancer Agency

Recommended by 2 members

About: Many research grants available for students including the Summer Student Research Project grant from the UBC Faculty of Medicine (3rd and 4th year Undergrad students also eligible) as well as the BC Cancer Studentship and others. Research grants usually extend from 2-4 months and are great summer projects for research experience and learning.

Raters’ average experience:  9.5 / 10.0
Raters’ positions: Student researcher / volunteer

Raters’ Comments:
“BC Cancer Agency is a great environment to work in. Opportunities to attend various lectures to learn about different aspects of cancer care and research. I had a lot of freedom to think of creative solutions to research problems and I had lots of opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers.”

“Ability to interact closely with patients and doctors.”

Time Commitment: full-time summer position or 4 hours/week for 6 months
Leadership Opportunities: Some / Many

To get involved:
http://med.ubc.ca/research/students/summer-student-research-program/ 
http://www.bccrc.ca/dept/office-of-research-administration