International students are eligible for the program if they are legally allowed to work in Canada. St. Michael’s Hospital and the Office of Research Administration do not assist in visa applications, accommodations or travel.
If you are looking for non-paid research experience without participating in KRSS programming, please visit the Volunteers for information about how to apply.
Not all students are paid through the KRSS Program. The program consists of two different types of students:
Every summer student (paid, volunteer and returning), must complete the KRSS registration package in order to be registered through the Office of Research Administration.
We recommend that you read the FAQs carefully as you might find the answer to your question. You can email KRSS.Program@unityhealth.to for any inquiries regarding the KRSS program. Please note this inbox is only checked periodically and response times will not be immediate.
For inquiries unrelated to the KRSS program, please contact Dalbir Singh.
Research Employment Coordinator
Students must first align themselves with a St. Michael’s Principal Investigator (PI). Go online and look at the researcher profiles in the Researchers or Research Programs sections of our website and select a few who conduct research relevant to your interests. It’s important to ensure you are interested in their research and the topic is relevant to your field of study.
If you are not a Canadian citizen, it is important to review the International Trainees section.
Complete the Summer Student Application Form (krss-application-form) and attach it along with your cover letter and resume when contacting PIs. You must complete a new form for each PI that you contact. Be sure to specify why you are interested in their research program. Ensure that you tailor each application form, as well as your resume and cover letter to the specific PI you wish to work with. For example, if you submit an application to a PI saying you are interested in mouse models and that PI’s research does not involve mouse models, you will not be a successful candidate.
Students can begin emailing PI’s January 1 of the year of the summer program.
Starting Jan. 1, of the year of the summer program you can start emailing your application(s) directly to your selected PI(s).
Please note: It is up to the PI whether they will engage you for the summer and if you will be paid or a volunteer.
2023 Registration packages will be available and distributed to PIs in Mid March.
The student will receive information regarding their registration directly from the KRSS Coordinator. Registration info will only be sent to students who have completed all of the necessary paperwork.