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Discovery Days in Health Sciences

DATE: May 30, 2024
LOCATION: Health Sciences Centre – McMaster University 1280 Main Street West, Room 1A1

For more information view the agenda and student workshop catalogue.

Register online through the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame website.

Register your school by April 23 to express an interest to have students register. Student and teacher registration will be open from April 25 through May 16. Workshop spaces are limited. As always, registration is on a first-come, first serve basis. There will be no limit on the number of students per school this year.

Discovery Days in Health Sciences is a one-day symposium designed to attract high school students across Ontario in grades 10-12 who are considering a career in Health Sciences. Students benefit from an inspiring keynote speaker and exposure to interactive workshops and/or laboratory or clinical demonstrations that are lead by mentors from various healthcare professions, including undergraduate and graduate students. Upon completion of the day, students leave with a better understanding of the far-reaching opportunities a career in health sciences could hold for them.

The target audience for this event is students, teachers and guidance counselors. If you are a healthcare professional interested in becoming a mentor for a Discovery Day event, please email Donna Catherwood at

Discovery Days in Health Sciences is hosted in partnership with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and McMaster University Health Sciences.

Overview of 2023 Discovery Days

Another successful symposium on June 2, 2023 that brought in 135 teachers & students from 40 high schools across the province of Ontario, who heard a dynamic keynote speaker and participated in various workshops of their choice. Read the 2023 Discovery Day Evaluation Summary.

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