Other Opportunities for Science Students
Science internships and field study programs may have a research component or focus. Please see their descriptions under Science Internships and Field Studies.
Individual departments and researchers offer many other research opportunities. These may be paid or unpaid, for academic credit or not for credit. Some of these opportunities are formal programs and are described in other sections of this publication (Research Project Courses, "396" Undergraduate Research Project Courses, and Undergraduate Student Research Awards) or on the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science website (www.mcgill.ca/science/research/ours); however, many opportunities arise as a result of students talking with their professors. For advice on approaching professors, and more generally on how to get involved in research, see www.mcgill.ca/science/research/ours/how.
In addition to opportunities available at McGill, there are several external opportunities at other institutions. Many of these are catalogued at www.mcgill.ca/science/research/ours/opportunities. You may also want to look for additional opportunities funded or offered by the relevant research agencies, institutions, and universities of interest: for example, a provincial cancer research society, a national science funding agency, or a national psychological association.