Course Description

Ready for Research is now on Elevate! 

Thank you for your interest in the Ready for Research badge!

Starting this Fall 2023, Ready for Research will be offered through Elevate (link here).

Elevate is your go-to hub for everything Career Services. If you are a currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or open studies programme at UCalgary, you already have an Elevate account. Services available include:

  • Search and apply for jobs (summer, full-time, part-time, seasonal, co-op and internship)
  • Register for employer information sessions
  • Find and register for career workshops
  • Book one-on-one career advising appointments
  • View upcoming career fairs and events
  • Explore leadership opportunities, academic support and more from other groups!

If you need further support, or have questions about the badge, please contact experientiallearning@ucalgary.ca

(Updated as of August 11, 2023)


Undergraduate research is a signature form of Experiential Learning at UCalgary that allows you to “learn by doing” as you conduct a research project. Engaging in a high-quality research experience should spark your curiosity as you participate in the process of discovery. With thoughtful design and mentorship, undergraduate research can immerse you deeply in a topic while enabling you to take risks, build resiliency by overcoming challenges faced through research, and develop professional skills.

Through research, you will explore meaningful ways to share your findings and extend your learning through critical reflection. The Ready for Research badge will prepare you to confidently participate in research within your undergraduate studies. This badge is a blend of online and in-person workshops, allowing you to choose between various learning activities to match your personal interests.

Participating in this badge will help you discover undergraduate research opportunities on campus and create a plan to get involved with the research you are truly passionate about, enriching your undergraduate experience.

Learning Outcomes

By completing this badge, you will:

  1. Build your understanding of what undergraduate research involves while developing an appreciation and respect for diverse ways of knowing, doing, and practicing research across campus.
  2. Understand the many undergraduate research opportunities available to you at UCalgary and develop some strategies to get involved.
  3. Understand the numerous skills you can develop through a research experience and begin to develop a reflective research practice by exploring your interests and goals and formulating a research journey plan to support your next steps.

Registration Help 

If you need help with registration, please consult this online resource and walkthrough video: https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/registration-help

If you need further support, or have questions about the badge, please contact experientiallearning@ucalgary.ca


This badge is only open to undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Calgary


Thank you for your interest...

Unfortunately, this course is not currently open for enrolment.

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