Course Description


Are you an undergraduate student interested in research? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with researchers on campus and strategies to approach research supervisors? 

Summer research studentships comprise many awards across campus, including Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentships, Biomedical Engineering (BME), O’Brien Centre Summer Studentships (OCSS), Libin Cardiovascular Health Research Award, NSERC CREATE in Neurotechnologies Awards, Programme for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) Awards, and many others. Summer studentships provide financial support for University of Calgary undergraduates to conduct research for 8, 12 or 16 weeks between May and August. 

This session will outline strategies for finding a supervisor for undergraduate student research opportunities as well as the summer studentship application process. You will have the opportunity to hear from past summer student researchers and develop a plan for applying for summer research that is driven by your interests.

Instructors: Kyla Flanagan, Stephanie Vahaaho, Jennifer Logan

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe strategies for how to find a research supervisor and begin to develop a plan for contacting potential supervisors
  • Explain the summer studentship application system, process and timelines
  • Describe how summer studentship applications are evaluated
  • Create a proposal for a summer research studentship in collaboration with a supervisor
  • Listen to and ask questions of previous summer student researchers


This session will be held online via Zoom. This session will also be recorded, and shared on the Taylor Institute website.

Please note: Registration will close 48 hours before each workshop. Participants will receive relevant Zoom information via email at least 1 hour before the designated start time.


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