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SCORE (Surrey Collaborative Outreach and Research Experience) is a research-based summer course for self-motivated and innovative graduate, undergraduate, and high school students. Monday - Friday, students participate in cutting-edge projects aimed at advancing health care and solving real-world challenges associated with medical technologies, digital health technologies, and assisted living technologies. The course also consists of a weekly seminar series, with presentations by industry and academic leaders in the field of health sciences and innovation.


The SCORE program provides opportunities for participants to acquire knowledge and experience in seven key areas:


  1. Scientific and technical knowledge as foundational basis for educational advances;

  2. Hands-on skills and problem-solving experience in addressing practical challenges;

  3. Collaboration and integration within a team environment comprising professionals from diverse backgrounds;

  4. Communication and presentation of project challenges and solutions;

  5. Exposure to entrepreneurial opportunities for developing business acumen;

  6. Engagement and mentorship through interactions with experienced leaders in both technical and business arenas;

  7. Making lasting connections with peers as well as mentors in academia and beyond.


Following the tremendous success of our inaugural session in Summer 2014, the SCORE program was awarded $5000 from the SFU Surrey - Central City Student Community Engagement Competition. This grant was sponsored by Blackwood Partners, and will be used to further develop and expand the program for broader reach and greater community impact. SCORE participants will have the opportunity to be involved with the newest scientific research discoveries in BC, network with numerous professionals and fellow students, and prepare for a future career in a STEM field.


1. Neurotech Lab (Surrey Memorial Hospital)

     Brain Technologies

2. Digital Health Hub (Simon Fraser University)

     Health computing solutions

3. RC Innovation Centre (Guildford Seniors Village)

    Independent living technologies

4. Health Tech Innovation Hub (City Centre 1) 

    Health tech advancement and product services

5. ImageTech Lab (Surrey Memorial Hospital)

    Advanced medical imaging

6. Future RapidTech Lab (Surrey Memorial Hospital)

     Hospital Clinically-embedded prototyping

Health and Technology District


Students will be placed at Innovation Labs located throughout Surrey's Health and Technology District. Examples include the Neurotech Lab and ImageTech lab located at Surrey Memorial Hospital, the Digital Health Hub located at Simon Fraser University, and the Health Tech Innovation Foundation located at City Centre 1. 

The Health and Technology District is a vibrant ecosystem of industry innovators and entrepreneurs working alongside scientists, clinicians and health-care providers to bring research out of the labs and into the hands of real people. The District provides a collaborative space where significant advances are made to improve health outcomes, patient experiences and the economics of health care delivery around the world. For more information, check out the video below or visit the Health and Technology District Website.



Prospective students can apply for SCORE using the online application form. Successful applicants will be notified via email, and each student will then be matched up with a mentor (professional in the field), who will supervise their research project. Please submit your applications and CV to The program runs from [Suspended for 2020]. At the end of the program, students will present their project and research findings to fellow students and mentors, and will receive a certificate commemorating successful completion of the SCORE program.


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