Research is the cornerstone of an undergraduate education. The McGill Faculty of Science's Office for Undergraduate Research seeks to expand research opportunities for qualified and interested students. The Office coordinates research opportunities across the Faculty, in particular building on the NSERC undergraduate research program. The office will create bridges across units, linking units with fewer students to those with a higher student-professor ratio.
Making research-based learning the standard
The academic goal is that students should participate in laboratory research and research projects from the start of their degree, and should continue to conduct research as part of their program requirements. The Office for Undergraduate Research will increase the number of undergraduate students involved in research, exposing them to the process and products of scholarship, and enhancing the undergraduate research experience.