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The Lay of the Land: An Overview of Canada's Undergraduate Research Opportunities within the LIfe Sciences

Keywords: Canada co-curricular co-op course-based undergraduate research experiences undergraduate research CUREs, international undergraduate research


Author: Evelyn Sun, Marcia L. Graves, David C. Oliver
Institution: University of British Columbia
Issue and Volume: SPUR fall 2020, vol 4, no 1

Description: This article reviews the state of Canada’s undergraduate research opportunities in the life sciences across various institutions. Survey data gathered in 2019 from 20 departments in 14 universities show that all responding departments offer well-established forms of research that include credit-based directed studies or honors-thesis courses. Paid research opportunities are offered by 80–95 percent of the responding departments.