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Research Opportunities for Students

We invite research applications from students in health-related areas who work to improve the well-being of people at risk of or experiencing mental health or substance use issues. We call these research opportunities “studentships.”

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What does a "studentship" involve?

"Studentships," or research opportunities for students, may include co-op student placements, practicum placements, and other supervised summer student research projects. They help students gain educational, work and professional experience in their particular area of research.

Who is eligible for student research opportunities?

You must meet these criteria:

  • Current undergraduate student or medical student registered at a recognized university.
  • Will be returning in the fall to continue the current program. Undergraduate students graduating in spring/summer are ineligible.
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or foreign national. Out-of province and international applicants are welcome to apply, but the proper work/student permit and a Social Insurance Number from Service Canada are required.

Are studentships funded?

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Summer Studentships are funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority.

Salary support is provided and will be $375/week (37.5 hour work week) for up to a 16-week period between May and August. Students will receive a stipend of up to a maximum of $6,000. The base amount and duration of the award can be supplemented by the supervising BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services investigator at their discretion. Recipients will be full-time in their roles as summer students and cannot hold other jobs or positions that compete with their research time.

Investigators will arrange for space and provide supplies or resources the student requires to complete their project.

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