Opportunities for Undergraduates
I am very keen to provide undergraduate students opportunities to be exposed to research first hand. Undergraduate students work in the lab as Co-op students, project/thesis students (as part of their program) and summer students. These positions generally involve work on an existing line of inquiry where established protocols are in place. Despite these constraints, the students have room to take initiative in emphasizing aspects of the project that interest them more.
Volunteers: I do not take on volunteers.
Project/Thesis Students: The lab is currently at capacity until Fall 2020. Thesis students are encouraged to reach out to me in early October, and I schedule interviews in late October. With new departmental guidelines prioritizing thesis students, project students are encouraged to reach out to me a little later, in early November.
Summer Students: I can only consider summer students for 2020 that are able to bring in some external funding support I can match (e.g. Farncombe Studentship, NSERC: USRA, BHSc Research Scholarships). These applications are commonly handled in Jan-Feb of 2020.