Virtual Research Program

COUHR 2021 Research Symposium

The COUHR Summer Research Symposium showcased the research presentations and posters by COUHR Fellowship and Tidbit program participants in COUHR's first ever virtual event. Click below to view the conference booklet of abstracts!

Research Reimagined

COUHR’s goal as a not-for-profit organization is to provide science students from underrepresented groups throughout Canadian universities with health research experience.


Underrepresented is a broad term and encompasses aspects such as learning disabilities, socioeconomic status and language barriers to name only a few. Therefore, the COUHR team has not defined the term and would like to invite you, the applicant, to describe to us in your application how you are underrepresented and the obstacles you have faced. Research positions through COUHR are competitive with limited spots and given based on a holistic review of your application.


The program is a 16-week remote research experience in a clinical/epidemiological setting. You will be put into a team with other successful applicants under the supervision of a student leader and a principal investigator. The program is supplemented with mandatory biweekly workshops to aid your team's knowledge in research and problem-solving skills, run by experienced student researchers and faculty members. By the end of the program, your team is expected to submit or publish a written abstract at a conference.

Goals of the Program

Apply the scientific method within a clinical context

Work as a research team to produce meaningful data and learn soft skills

Learn how to be responsible for achieving the highest standard of ethics and precision in your research

Learn how to use current literature and knowledge for interpreting research findings

Construct your own research narrative by understanding the peer-review publication process

Basic eligibility CRITERiA

Must hold a Cumulative GPA of A- [3.7/4.0 or 80%] or higher.

Must provide most recent online transcript and resume/CV.

Preferences given to those without any prior/ongoing research experience.

Must not be concurrently applying to other student research grants (e.g. NSERC USRA, etc.).

Applications are now closed!
Thank you for your interest