Support the Arts Internship Office


For award recipients

  • Submit a signed hard copy of the Award Certification Form (Leacock 307) or scanned copy to aio [at] by April 26, 2019
  • Complete Direct Deposit information on Minerva by April 26, 2019
  • Attend Introductory Information session May 9th, 2019, 12-1pm, ARTS 260
  • Participate in ARIA Library Research Workshop: Preparing for a Research Assistantship:
    • May 30th 2019, 2:30 – 4pm or June 10th 2019, 2:30 – 4pm , Room TBD
  • Attend Poster Workshop June 111h, 2019 11 - 12pm, ARTS 260
  • Final report: ARIA recipients must submit a final report at the end of their internship by August 19th, 2019
  • All ARIA recipients are required to submit a research poster in electronic & print format by August 19th, 2019
  • All ARIA students are asked to participate in the Annual Undergraduate Research Event to share their experience with the McGill community January 2020
  • For more information about ARIA responsibilities, consult PowerPoint 
  • File aria_workshop_may10_2018.pptx

Award Disbursements

Four disbursements of $1000 each will be issued between end of May and end of August. The Arts Internship Office will process May and June disbursements, departments will process July and August disbursements.

Direct deposit Instructions by April 26th, 2019

All awards are paid through direct deposit to your Canadian bank account. All award recipients must have a bank account in Canada. In order for the award to be deposited, you must fill in your banking information and your Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) on Minerva. Please follow the 2 steps below. Note: For international students who do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN), please only complete step one. All other students must have a Social Insurance Number.

  • Step 1 - Access the Banking Information form on Minerva under:
    • Student Menu >> Student Accounts Menu >> Direct Deposit Bank Account and enter the information under both Student-related and Payroll-related bank account information.
  • Step 2 – for Canadian students: Access the Social Insurance Number form on Minerva under:
    • Student Menu >> Student Accounts Menu >> Student Tax Menu >> Social Insurance Number (SIN)


Final report

ARIA recipients submit a final report and feedback at the end of their ARIA internship discussing their learning over the summer. Due by August 16th, 2019. Submitted via email to anne.turner [at]

Outline (750 words)

format it in 12pt, Times New Roman, line breaks between paragraphs, single spaced and 1in margins. Must be submitted as Word Documents, (No PDFs):

  • A short outline of your project
  • Tell the reader why you wanted to do an ARIA project
  • What were your learning objectives?
  • What were some of the highlights? Give some examples.
  • What were some of the challenges that you encountered? How did you overcome them?
  • How do you think ARIA has or will shape your future career and education path?
  • If applicable, please thank the donor who funded your Award. Your report will be sent to your donor in appreciation of her / his contribution.
  • Include one photo that represents your research experience. Please caption it in the third person

Poster guidelines

Basic requirements

  • Posters/displays may be a maximum of 42 inches wide (3.5 feet) and 48 inches tall (4 feet).
  • Students must cover the cost of poster printing!
  • We recommend that students use McGill Printing Services. Please contact [at] and mention your poster is for the Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Event.
  • The top of the poster should indicate the title, first and last name of author(s), and your program (e.g. BA English). You should acknowledge your supervisor and anyone else who contributed to the research.

Technical recommendations

  • The easiest way to create posters is by using a single MS Power Point slide set at the size to which the poster will be printed (use Page Setup to set the size).
  • When printing your file, save it in both ppt (PowerPoint) and pdf format and send both files to McGill Printing Services.
  • Use solid colour backgrounds, no gradients.

Formatting recommendations

  • Use a large, legible font.
  • Consider using graphs rather than tables.
  • Present small bites of information rather than lengthy narratives.
  • Numbered or bulleted lists can be a concise and effective way to convey a series of points.

Please see examples of 2017 posters

and this presentation about things to consider while creating a poster

File aria_posters_2018.pptx


Thank you cards

Many of the awards are provided thanks to gifts made by McGill Alumni. Award recipients will be notified in the coming weeks with information on how to address thank you cards to their donors.