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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

As part of our effort to create and promote a culture of undergraduate research excellence, the Brantford campus supports an annual research apprenticeship program funded by the Race Family. 

Highly motivated undergraduate students with a passion for research are invited to apply for a 2022-2023 apprenticeship.

If selected, apprentices will spend two terms conducting research under the supervision of a faculty member. Apprentices will receive a 0.5 Directed Studies credit and a $1,000 student award to fund activities and materials related to the project, such as books, research equipment, travel to workshops and conferences, etc. 

Testimonials from past apprentices emphasize how the apprenticeship enriched their knowledge and sharpened skills, helping prepare them for careers or graduate school. 

Unlike a research assistantship, in which the student works on a faculty member's research, apprentices develop their own research project, while receiving training and support from the faculty mentor. 

Megan Blair

Megan Blair

"The Research Apprenticeship Program was an amazing opportunity that helped me to confirm my desire to attend graduate school, as well as prepare me for undertaking higher levels of research."

Read Megan's Testimonial

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Past Undergraduate Research Apprentices

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The Faculty of Liberal Arts is located on the second floor of the East Wing of the Research and Academic Centre, Brantford (corner of Dalhousie and Charlotte streets).


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