The Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences offers diverse opportunities for students to pursue research.
An excellent way to obtain a research assistant position would be to communicate with a professor whose interests match your own. Preferably, send an email to a professor with your updated resume and cover letter, detailing you skill-set, interest for their research, and abilities to contribute to their projects.
In the summer, undergraduate students are eligible to apply for an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award. To apply, students must maintain a competitive GPA, and find an NSERC eligible researcher by the date of submission (March 2018). Recipients are awarded a minimum stipend of $5,625 for 16-weeks of research on a full-time basis. Moreover, students are not required to apply for an NSERC USRA within their department, and are able to explore scientific fields outside of their domain.