Undergraduate Research Project Proposal Form

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.
Name: Prof. Ross Andersen
Email: Ross.Andersen [at] mcgill.ca (Ross.Andersen) -at-mcgill.ca
Phone: 514-3984184 ext.0482
Supervisor's department: None of the above
Supervisor's department (if none of the above) Kinesiology and Physical Education & Dept of Medicine
Course number: ANAT396 (Anatomy and Cell Biology)
Term: Winter 2008-2009
Project start date: December 2008
Project end date: May 2009
Project title: Quantifying the quantity and frequency of arm movements in white and blue collar workers
Project description: The student will film several blue and white collar workers for an entire work day. She will then systematically observe the film to quantify the number of loaded vs unloaded movements done each day. In addition the number of finger, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder movements will also be analyzed. This data will be used to better understand the mechanical and energy needs of a prosthetic arm which we hope to develop in order to restore physical function to young adults who have lost upper limbs.
Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA ≥ 3.0; or permission of instructor.
Other prerequisite, if applicable:  
Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): 50% Final Report, 25% Oral Presentation, 25% lab Work
Other project information:
Project status - This project is: Taken
How students can apply: Other
If other, please specify: Contact Dr. Anderson
Ethics, safety, and training
Which of the following, if any, is involved? One or more of the following
Animal subjects [ ]
Human subjects [x]
Biohazardous substances [ ]
Radioactive materials [ ]
Handling chemicals [ ]
Using lasers [ ]
Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students.
Do not complete this section unless/until the student is identified.
McGill ID:  
Email (first.last [at] mail.mcgill.ca):  
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:  
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:  
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: