Research is a unique mission of the University. Understanding the best practices of knowledge creation and developing the critical thinking required for research are vital life skills. This is especially so when vast amounts of unfiltered information is so easily available. The College of Kinesiology believes that these skills are important and strives to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to learn about research and participate in authentic research experiences. This page links to some of those opportunities.
One Credit Research Experience (OCRE)
The OCRE courses are unique opportunities for students to get a taste of real research. These one credit courses are attached to main courses in the Kinesiology program and allow students to help design and run real research projects.
Research Assistants and Volunteers
The College of Kinesiology faculty are actively engaged in a wide variety of research. Often, research projects require assistants to help with participant training, data collection and analysis and these assistants are often undergraduate students. While a large number of projects run over the summer months, research is taking place all year round. There are a number of ways you find out about these opportunities. First, you can visit the faculty pages to learn what type of research is being done in the College. Don’t be afraid to request a meeting with a faculty member to discuss your interests and see what opportunities might be available.
You can also look at the Student Employment and Career Centre Jobs and Volunteer Page for postings.
For those students entering their fourth year, the College of Kinesiology offers an opportunity to complete an Honours research project under the direct supervision of a faculty member. The Honours Program runs from September to April and offers the chance to develop, propose, execute, analyze and present a complete research project.