Get involved

Undergraduate students

There are many opportunities to get involved in our research. We accept a small number of serious, studious, and focused volunteers to help graduate students with their projects.

We also support experiential courses including:

  • Kinesiology (KIN) 391: Research Apprenticeship
  • KIN 431/432: Research Proposal/Research Project
  • KIN 433: Senior Essay
  • KIN 472: Directed Study in Special Topics
  • Biology (BIOL) 499: Senior Honours Project

If you are interested in becoming involved in our research, please send an email to Robin Duncan including your name, year and term of study, student ID number, and a very brief statement including why you are interested in joining us and how your research interests align with what we do.

Graduate students

For more information, please see the frequently asked questions below.

If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in this laboratory, please contact Robin Duncan directly. Please include:

  1. Your full name
  2. Your student ID number (if you are a University of Waterloo student)
  3. A brief description of prior research/lab experience
  4. A brief description of your research interests (i.e., why our lab?)
  5. Any supporting information that indicates academic preparedness or excellence (e.g. excellent academic standing, exceptional performance in related courses, co-op or other “hands on” experience, undergraduate awards or scholarships, relevant volunteer experience). A PDF of your unofficial undergraduate transcripts is helpful.
  6. Please indicate whether you have applied for, or intend to apply for tri-council scholarships (i.e., Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) or Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)) or other sources of funding. We will arrange for potential candidates to visit the lab and meet our group.

Frequently asked questions