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INSTRUCTIONS - PROFESSORS: Fill out Sections A & B then submit this form online. (You will receive an email copy of the form. The Office for Undergraduate Research in Science will also post the project online, indicating whether the project is open for students to apply or taken.) DONE
INSTRUCTIONS - STUDENTS: You may receive this form by email, or you may download it after it has been posted. Either way, print this form. Complete and sign Section C on the hardcopy. Ask your supervisor to sign Section D. Take it to the department corresponding to the course number in Section A (this may or may not be your own department). Do not register for a '396' course on Minerva until you receive departmental permission.
INSTRUCTIONS - DEPARTMENTS: After the unit chair/director/designate approves (or not) this project, notify student. If approved, please give student permission to register on Minerva, and fax this form (with signatures) to the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science at 514-398-8102.
QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK? Contact Victor Chisholm by email, or phone 514-398-5964.
SECTION A: SUPERVISOR INFORMATION
Name: Robert Carroll
Email: robert [dot] carroll [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Phone: 514-398-4086 x 4090a
Website: Biology
Supervisor's department: Redpath Museum
Supervisor's department (if none of the above) Biology
Course number: BIOL396 (Biology)
SECTION B: PROJECT INFORMATION
Term: Winter 2010
Project start date: January 4, 2010
Project end date: April 14, 2010
Project title: Determination of skeletal anatomy of Jurassic salamander, establish phylogenetic position.
Project description: Study of photographs and casts of fossil salamanders from Inner Mongolia, reconstruct the anatomy of the skull and postcranial skeleton of adults, and establish their pattern of development from fossils of larvae. Make comparison with putative Paleozoic antecedents and living families of salamanders. Write up the finding in the form of a scientific paper for submission to the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.
Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.
Other prerequisite, if applicable: General known of vertebrate anatomy
Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Final grade shall be based on laboraatory performance as evaluated by the research supervisor (50%) and the final written research report (minimum 10 pages) graded by the supervisor and the course coordinator or the coordinator's delegate (50%).
Other project information: The student is becoming familiar with the material to be studied, under my supervision, this term (fall). This demonstrates her capacity to carry out this proposed project in the coming term (winter).
Project status - This project is: Taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.
How students can apply: N/A; this project is filled.
If other, please specify:  
Ethics, safety, and training
Which of the following, if any, is involved? None
Animal subjects [ ]
Human subjects [ ]
Biohazardous substances [ ]
Radioactive materials [ ]
Handling chemicals [ ]
Using lasers [ ]
Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students.
SECTION C: STUDENT INFORMATION
Do not complete this section unless/until the student is identified.
Name:
McGill ID:
Email (first [dot] last [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca):
Phone:  
Program (E.g., B.Sc. Maj. Chem. Min. Biol.):
Level (U0 / U1 / U2 / U3):
Student signature - I have not applied for another '396' course in this term:  
SECTION D: APPROVALS.
Do not complete this section unless/until the student is identified.
Supervisor: I give my permission for the student identified in section C to register for this project under my supervision.
Supervisor's signature:  
Date:  
Unit chair/director/designate: I certify that this project conforms to departmental requirements for 396 courses.
Unit chair/director/designate's name:  
Unit chair/director/designate's signature:  
Date: