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Welcome to UNIV 302: Research on Global Challenges

Do you want to gain research experience? Are you interested in discovering solutions to complex problems? The College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation (CDCI) invites students in their second year and above to engage in an experiential hands-on research experience focused on a global challenge.

In Research on Global Challenges, you will explore responses and solutions to global challenges by conducting supervised research within a research project stream. Develop research skills with an interdisciplinary cohort of students, investigating topics such as poverty, hunger, health, education, gender, climate change, and economic growth.

You will attend a one-hour lecture once a week with the CDCI course instructor, followed immediately by a one-hour meeting with your research supervisor, research coach and student teams. In addition to course readings and assignments, you can expect to spend 5-6 hours per week conducting research with your project stream.

Course hours: Monday, 3 – 4 p.m. (lecture) and 4 – 5 p.m. (one-hour weekly meeting with research supervisor, research coach and student teams).

An example of the previous course outline is offered below.

You must be in your second year or above and have completed 30 academic units. You must also submit an application to the CDCI before the deadline. 

Check out the available research project streams and determine which one you are interested in applying for. Research streams will be added on an ongoing basis, so check back often. Students will be accepted on an ongoing basis up until the application deadline. Interested students are encouraged to apply early.

Important dates and deadlines

UNIV 302 will be offered in fall 2021. 

Applications are now closed.

Students will be accepted on an ongoing basis and the application form will close when the course is full, or at the application deadline. Interested students are encouraged to apply early.

Questions? 
Contact cdci@ucalgary.ca


In UNIV 302, you will:

  • Learn how to conduct research through a project led by a Research Supervisor. You will spend your time doing impactful research work, receiving one-on-one support, and developing research skills alongside peers.
  • Work closely with faculty researchers who provide mentorship for designing a research project, applying research methodology, and preparing findings to share with others.
  • Explore responses and solutions to Global Challenges in a relevant global context. Projects are based out of research streams that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

 

 

 

 


How to apply

Students will be accepted on an ongoing basis up until the application deadline. Interested students are encouraged to apply early.

Review the research streams

View the available research project streams and determine which one you are interested in applying for.

Learn more

Apply

Fill out the application form to be considered for a UNIV 302 research project stream.

Apply now

Review and enrolment

The CDCI will direct you to the research project stream supervisor to discuss your participation in the research stream. When the supervisor confirms your participation in their stream, you will be enrolled into the course.


What does it mean to do research?

Are you interested in learning more about how to get started with undergraduate research? Check out our library of short videos where University of Calgary students provide useful insight based on their experiences.

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