In the past few years, there has been more of a push at the University of Calgary to get students involved with research. We are one of the biggest research universities in Canada, so it just makes sense to use that research experience to the benefit of undergraduate students.
As a result of this push, a ton of you out there have been engaged in research, either on a part time or summer job basis, and the Students' Union, in conjunction with the Provosts' office and Research Services, are celebrating your academic accomplishments.
On November 29th the Students' Union is hosting the U of C's first Undergraduate Research Symposium to showcase some of the students who have been doing great work while at the U of C. This is a great opportunity to not only see what your fellow students are up to, but to find out more about how you could get paid to travel to Africa to learn about another culture or get credit to help find a vaccine for Meningitis. Located in the Hall in MacEwan Student Centre (better known as Mac Hall) poster presentations will run from 12:00-1:30 and there will be oral presentations from 1:30-2:30.
Come check it out, grab a free snack, vote for your favorite presentation and learn how you could spend your summer doing something much more interesting than flipping burgers!