Obtain research experience while earning academic credit
Enrol in a Research Apprenticeship course (PSYCH 264 or 464).
Be an active participant in the Advanced Research Methods courses (PSYCH 392-399).
Enrol in a directed studies research course (PSYCH 483 or PSYCH 484).
Do an Honours Thesis (PSYCH 499A/B/C).
Seek a volunteer research assistant (RA) position in a faculty member's lab
Volunteer RA positions (e.g., 3-5 hours per week)
Year 2 is not too early for such a position.
Seek a paid research assistant (RA) position in a faculty member's lab
Paid RA positions (part-time or full-time)
- Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)
- President's Scholarship of Distinction, President's International Experience Award, President's Research Award (all Faculties)
- application for the President's International Experience Award or the President's Research Award (handled by the Student Awards Office)
- Faculty of Arts students: claiming a President's International Experience or the President's Research Award, list of potential research supervisors for President's Research Awards, etc.
For those in the co-op system of study, seek at least one co-op positions where you will obtain research experience.
For those in the Faculty of Science who are interested in graduate studies in Science, see advice provided by the Faculty of Science regarding research/laboratory experience.
Last updated: November 3, 2015