Twenty-six researchers at TRU and their students were given a $78,000 boost this week through the Undergraduate Research Apprentice program.
The program provides $3,000 grants that allow a faculty member to hire a student researcher to accelerate their research and to provide the student with meaningful mentorship and research training.
The program is inclusive, in that unlike other student research opportunities reserved for third and fourth-year undergraduates, Research Apprentices can be in their second year. This is the third time TRU has offered the program.
“I myself benefited from a similar type of program when I was an undergraduate. Without it, I wouldn’t have been able to gain the research experience that I did, which ultimately led to my career as a researcher,” said Dr. Jenni Karl, assistant professor of psychology. “I think this is an extremely valuable program — one of the most valuable programs offered here at TRU.”
“This award provides an excellent opportunity for faculty to expand their own research, but it provides even greater value for students, who will learn skills that they’ll be able to transfer to their own, independent research projects, including our flagship Undergraduate Research Experience Award Program,” said Sukh Heer Matonovich, Manager of Graduate Studies and Student Research.
2018 Research Apprenticeships
Faculty of Arts
Heather Price (two awards)
Kathleen Scherf (two awards)
Faculty of Education and Social Work
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Science
Yana Nec (two awards)
Lingling Jin (two awards)
School of Business and Economics
School of Nursing