Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Symposium: High Impacts in Undergraduate Research

We know that students of diverse nationalities, fields of study, racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, and socio-economic classes benefit from participating in undergraduate research. Students involved in undergraduate research demonstrate higher rates of persistence and degree completion, campus engagement, academic achievement, self-efficacy, and analytical and communication skills.

By sharing research findings, evidence-based practices, and innovative strategies, participants will seek to transform undergraduate research programs and opportunities in order to welcome and support all students.

This symposium brings together some of the leading researchers in the field of undergraduate research, providing an opportunity for a meaningful exchange with fellow educators and administrators with the shared aim of identifying models and practices shown to promote the success of all students in undergraduate research, including students from historically underserved groups.