How can I find more 396 projects, or other undergraduate research opportunities?
Most undergraduate research opportunities are not advertised (before a student signs up). Some are advertised or posted as "vacant", but that is the exception rather than the norm. This is also true for 396 projects.
So if most opportunities are not advertised, where can I find 396 projects? Talk to professors!
Here is the project list of current and past '396' project offerings.
To post, create, or register for a new project: contact a professor, discuss doing a project with her or him, fill out the online form, and follow the instructions. This is how most 396 projects are arranged.
- allow undergraduate Science students to conduct an independent research project under the supervision of a McGill professor;
- contain a significant research component that requires substantial independent work by students;
- feature a final report worth at least 50% of the final grade;
- are elective courses;
- can be taken outside your own department (i.e., by students whose major is outside the offering unit);
- count towards the requirements of the Dean's Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research List (DMURL);
- can be taken after one term of undergraduate studies; and
- are not available under the satisfactory/unsatisfactory option.
See also the "General prerequisites" section below.