PSCB90H3: Physical Sciences Research Experience

This course provides an opportunity for students to work with a faculty member, Students will provide assistance with one of the faculty member's research projects, while also earning credit. Students will gain first-hand exposure to current research methods, and share in the excitement of discovery of knowledge acquisition. Progress will be monitored by regular meetings with the faculty member and through a reflective journal. Final results will be presented in a written report and/or a poster presentation at the end of the term. Approximately 120 hours of work is expected for the course.

Permission of the Course Coordinator
Natural Sciences
Students must send an application to the course Coordinator for admission into this course. Applications must be received by the end of August for Fall enrolment, December 15th for Winter enrolment, and end of April for Summer enrolment. Typically, students enrolled in a program offered by the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences and students who have a CGPA of at least 2.5 or higher are granted admission. Approved students will receive a signed course enrolment form that will be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Applications will include: 1) A letter of intent indicating the student's wish to enrol in the course; 2) A list of relevant courses successfully completed by the student, as well as any relevant courses to be taken during the upcoming semester; 3) Submission of the preferred project form, indicating the top four projects of interest to the student. This form is available from the Course Coordinator, along with the project descriptions.