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1 Tutorials & Testimonials 60 minutes to get started in Research Presented By: THESIS VOLUNTEERING DIRECTED-STUDIES RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS

2  Tutorial Scholarly Research Opportunities Benefits of Research Future possibilities  Testimonials Bio-Michelle Psych-Mitch Physics- Chem-Arthur Kin-Victoria Health -Sam  What Next? How to apply Forms Questions? AGENDA

3  Volunteer Assistant  Directed Studies Student Directed Studies/Directed Research(I&II) level credit per semester  Thesis student -Thesis/Honours Thesis/Honours Seminar -1.0 or level credit  Research Assistantship SCHOLARLY RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES DepartmentCourse Code & NameCredits BiologyThesis/BI499BI per 2 terms PsychologyThesis/PS499PS per 2 terms Physics & Computer Science Interdisciplinary Design Project I & II CP496/PC PC497CP496/PC PC per 2 terms ChemistryHonours Thesis/CH490CH per 2 terms Kinesiology & Physical EdThesis/KP490KP per 2 terms Health ScienceDirected Research in Health Science/HE490HE per 2 terms DepartmentName /Course CodeCredits BiologyDirected Studies/BI495BI per term PsychologyDirected Studies/PS490PS per term Physics & Computer Science Directed Research Project I/PC491PC491 Directed Research Project II/PC492PC492 Directed Studies/PC495PC495 Directed Research Project I/CP493CP493 Directed Research Project II/CP494CP494 Directed Studies/CP495CP per term ChemistryDirected Studies/CH495CH per term Kinesiology & Physical EdDirected Studies/KP342KP per term Health ScienceDirected Studies0.5 per term

4  Gain lab experience  Earn credits(Thesis and Directed Studies)  Strengthen lab techniques  Build references for future prospects  Great way to gauge whether research is for you  Good way to network  Establish a great foundation for Graduate Schools BENEFITS OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

5  Portfolio  Grants - NSERC (USRA) -FOSSA (Research Assistantship Scholarship)  Graduate School - Masters programs -Post-doctoral stud ies  Professional School - Medical Schools -Dentistry -Optometry -Pharmacy FUTURE POSSIBILITIES

6  Biology: Michelle Pios  Psychology: Mitchell Brewer  Physics:  Chemistry: Arthur Situm  Kinesiology: Victoria Hamilton  Health: Samantha Fernandes TESTIMONIALS

7 1.Write an to the professor Including the following points: - Declare your interest in their research and in getting involved -A range of hours you’d like to contribute (i.e. 16 hours a month). -Your weekly schedule -Your possible future research involvement (i.e. planning to do a thesis) ** Follow this with a drop in 2. Just drop into the professors office hours and discuss face-to-face VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT

8  Gather information about your department’s faculty’s interests.  Create a timetable with courses and extracurricular commitments  professor or drop in for office hours and: - Declare your interest in their research and in getting involved -Your previous courses (if applicable) -Your timetable -Your possible future research involvement (i.e. planning to do a thesis) ** Follow this with a drop in  Drop in to Inquire about being a directed study student  Fill out forms with professors for approval DIRECTED STUDY

9  Gather information about your department’s faculty’s interests.  Talk to potential thesis supervisors about their research interests and style of supervision.  Talk to students currently registered in a thesis course for their advice.  Attend the Honours Thesis Poster Conference held each year during the last week of class of the winter term  Secure a professor in your 3 rd year that will supervise you  Fill out form once a supervisor is secured THESIS: 1.0 OR 1.5, 400 LEVEL CREDIT

10  Most often students are currently working in the lab when applying for RA.  Determine schedule for the term you would like to work  Approach current or alternate supervisor about Research Assistance  Secure position  Apply for grants.(To be mentioned) RESEARCH ASSISTANT

11  Thesis -www.wlu.cawww.wlu.ca  Click Faculties  Departments *Thesis forms may be found on a departmental base  Directed Study forms-www.wlu.cawww.wlu.ca  WLU website  Type in Directed studies form in search box  First link on results page FORMS/WEBSITE

12  Research Assistantships NSERC(USRA)-www.nserc.ca Navigation through page  Student and Fellows  Undergraduate Programs  Undergraduate Student Research Awards FOSSA-www.fossa.ca  Position Availability-www.researchoutreach.cawww.researchoutreach.ca FORMS AND WEBSITES

13  Advisors ACADEMIC ADVISORS

14 ADMIN ASSISTANTS

15 Directed Studies Form  Type in Directed Studies in search box and form pops up  ected_study.pdf

16 Example of Thesis Application

17 Find this package and much more on our website : Tell your friends to come to out to our upcoming events. Meet The Grads (November 21) Beyond Undergrad (January) Career Night (February) Course Info Night (March)


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