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Summer School on Medical Imaging











The summer student research program, jointly hosted by the Lakehead University Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies and the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI), offers a unique research experience that showcases the graduate environment in Medical Imaging as a prospective career path for undergraduate students. Within this program, LU and TBRRI provide topical tutorials, a seminar series, and host an end-of-summer research project competition. The summer employment term runs from May to September.

What's in it for me?

imageThe Summer School of Medical Imaging is a paid research position.  Students work under the supervision of LU-TBRRI scientists to complete projects in their field of interest.  These projects are related to the scientist's research theme and often make real contributions to advancements in Medical Imaging technologies!  Students who are successful in obtaining summer employment will work in their supervisor's lab and must attend the weekly Summer Student Seminar Series to gain exposure to a variety of research areas and topics in the field of Medical Imaging.  There will also be social events organized to encourage networking between students.


Students must be enrolled in a university program and have maintained at least a "B" average in their most recent year of study. Students holding a visa are eligible only if the visa permits.

How to apply

Applications for the upcoming summer will be accepted during the winter semester of each academic year.  Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating your academic program and areas of research insterest by email to Human Resources who will send the documents to the Summer School Coordinator for distribution to scientists in your field. Due to the high volume of emails received, not all queries may be acknowledged.  You are strongly encouraged to connect with a potential supervisor well in advance of submitting your resume.  A list of TBRRI scientists who may act as Summer School supervisors can be found here.


Tanya Niederer- Human Resources Officer


(807) 684-6466


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