Undergraduate Student Summer Series: Launchpad to Research

Undergraduate Student Summer Series: Launchpad to Research

***Due to the evolving situation surrounding the risks and restrictions relating to COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the NRO's Undergraduate Student Summer Series: Launchpad to Research which runs through June and July, 2020. We are looking forward to planning and running this event in 2021.***

The University Of Alberta Faculty Of Nursing seeks to create and sustain a culture of undergraduate research through the Undergraduate Student Summer Series: Launchpad to Research, a two-hour seminar series held weekly over eight weeks. The Faculty of Nursing opens this event to all undergraduate students across health-related disciplines who are either already engaged in or wishing to learn more about engaging in research at the undergraduate level. The event raises students' awareness of and interest in research through a rich breadth of speakers, including CRCs, tenure-track researchers, PhD students, and Postdoctoral Fellows who engage in a broad range of research and methods. Students are supported in developing the tools for research by ensuring ongoing opportunity for open discussion and increased awareness of essential research components and opportunities. Student engagement in research is fostered through networking, learning necessary research skills, and participation in the Student Poster Presentation, which takes place on the final day of the program.

Topics for discussion in the series may include, but are not limited to:

  • Choosing a research topic
  • Finding a supervisor
  • Creating a poster and presenting research
  • Researching at the undergraduate level
  • Preparing for graduate studies/research at a graduate level
  • Research ethics
  • Library information
  • Building a CV
  • Key research skills for a successful career
  • Time management and work-life balance

Dates: TBA Spring 2021
Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy | 11405 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T6G 1C9

Registration: TBA

Registration fees include lunch each day. Registration fees will be waived for recipients of the 2019 Undergraduate Student Summer Research Award.

Check back here Spring 2021 for our next round of Launchpad to Research!