Undergraduate Research Initiative

Showcasing interdisciplinary undergraduate research

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Undergraduate Research Initiative

Research in any program or discipline

The Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) launched at the University of Alberta in 2011 with a bold vision: to create a culture in which every undergraduate student has opportunities to engage in research and creative activities, both in and out of the classroom.

At the University of Alberta, your questions matter. 

Why? Because we believe that undergraduate students deserve the very best that a research-intensive institution has to offer: high-impact, hands-on experiences at the cutting edge of human knowledge — the opportunity to put your ideas and your curiosity to work.

Want to join the URI team? 


Looking for opportunities to get involved with the URI during the next academic year?  URI is currently recruiting for the following position: 

  • URI Program Assistant (12 month, paid internship starting in September 2019). The Undergraduate Research Program Assistant assists with the five functions of the URI, including planning, promoting, delivering, and evaluating undergraduate research programming and events. One of the major responsibilities of the Program Assistant is the planning and implementation of URI's annual Festival of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (FURCA), held in March of each year. The Program Assistant also supports ongoing programs and services throughout the year, including Research Crawls, seminars and workshops, and the URI's Peer Undergraduate Research Liaison (PURL) volunteer program. This opportunity is open to students in work experience programs (e.g. Arts Work Experience, ALES Internship Program, Science Internship Program, Business Co-op). If you are NOT enrolled in a work experience program, but are interested in this opportunity, please consult with your co-op/internship/work experience program for information about enrolling in a work experience program.  To see the full posting and instructions for applicants, please visit the URI Portal. The deadline for applications is May 17, 2019. 


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