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Focused Ultrasound High School Summer Research Program

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Focused Ultrasound Summer Student Program students.

Projected program timeline: Summer 2024

  • Feb 9th, 2024 4 p.m. EST: deadline to apply
  • Early March: interview offer emails will be sent to successful candidates only
  • March break (March 11 – 15, 2024): all interviews will take place
  • Early May: offers will be sent to successful candidates
  • Tentative start date: July 2nd, 2024 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Each summer, we hire motivated and hard-working, independent high-school students passionate about math and sciences to assist us in various projects we are working on in our lab. Our goal is not only to further our progress but also to give these students experience working in a research lab. During the summer, students will gain enriched, hands-on knowledge in the fields of physics, engineering and biology that would be difficult to attain elsewhere. We hope to nurture a passion for science and engineering in the next generation and help students move closer to their goals. Students outside the Greater Toronto Area are welcome to apply but must be eligible to work in Canada and arrange their own accommodations during the internship.

Join our teamFocused Ultrasound Summer Student Program students.

Eligibility and qualifications:

  • Must be 16 years of age by July 1, 2024 (this means grade 11 and 12 students, and any grade 10s who turn 16 by July 1st)
  • Currently enrolled as a high school student
  • Must be able to commit to full-time hours in person Monday to Friday, July–August, as this is a paid position
  • Strong academic standing in math and sciences
  • Legally authorized to work in Canada
  • Must be able to demonstrate a strong interest and motivation in the sciences

Required documents

Important: The confidential teacher evaluation form must be emailed directly to Romario Regeenes at: Only forms emailed directly from a teacher will be accepted.

The application deadline is Friday, February 9th, 2024 at 4 p.m. The cover letter, résumé, application form and transcript must be submitted as one PDF document and must be saved with the file name 'First Name, Last Name_FUS HS Program 2024'.

Applications are now OPEN.

Due to the high number of applications received, we will not respond to any email inquiries during the week of the deadline, or send emails confirming receipt of applications.

Information night

Join us virtually on Zoom on Tuesday January 16th, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to learn more about our lab from staff and students. Please email for the meeting link. Please include any questions you have in advance and they will be addressed in the presentation. We will update here if we are able to host the session in a hybrid format.

Past projects

We have four types of projects that often overlap. Most projects will involve an element of basic programming with supervisors who are willing to teach motivated students. Learn more about past projects in the lab.

  • Engineering and technology development
  • Experimental work
  • Programming
  • Biology

Contact information

Romario Regeenes, Ph.D.
Sr. Lab Manager, Focused Ultrasound Lab
Sunnybrook Research Institute

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In accordance with Canadian Employment and Immigration guidelines, applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter or email the above listed contact.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion within its community and will actively be accepting applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. This is based on the guiding EDI Principles of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).