Partners in Research (PIR) is a registered Canadian charity founded in 1988 to help Canadians understand the significance, accomplishments and promise of biomedical research in advancing health and medicine. Since its genesis, PIR has broadened its scope to encompass Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as fields of discovery and study for Canadian students.

Virtual Researcher On Call (VROC) is a set of educational programs that connect knowledge partners – college and university professors and professionals in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) – with Canadian students in elementary and secondary schools for real-time, interactive learning opportunities.
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At STEM Camp, youth explore the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through hands-on activities. Each activity is led by a Canadian STEM expert through either a face to face or a live videoconferencing interaction.
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The Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC) is an annual science competition in which participating students conduct biotechnology research of their own design. Students present their projects at regional, national and international competitions to vie for cash prizes awarded to the student teams and their schools.
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The PIR National Awards recognize and honour excellence in Canadian research as well as commitment to promoting the benefit of one’s research through public outreach. The Awards are presented at the annual PIR National Awards event.
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