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Integrated Learning: Undergraduate Research Opportunities

February 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


February 21
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Susan McCahan, Professor, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, and Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education
Connie Varnhagen, Professor and Academic Director of the Undergraduate Research Initiative, University of Alberta
Steve Joordens, Professor, Department of Psychology, UTSC , Director of the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab
Ira Wells, Undergraduate Research Program Coordinator, Victoria College, and Project Manager, Jackman Scholars-in-Residence program, University of Toronto

As part of the Integrated Learning: Experiential Education at the University of Toronto Series, this Developing and Enhancing Undergraduate Research Opportunities workshop will provide participants with a framework for the efficient development of curricular and co-curricular research experiences for undergraduate students, as well as information on models and resources available to support the development and offering of such courses at the University of Toronto. Speakers will provide a framework to ground the range of research-related experiences that students are exposed to at all stages of their programs, highlight case study examples from a range of disciplines for embedding undergraduate research experiences within courses or complimentary to courses, and provide practical guidance on the administration of research opportunities within the University of Toronto context, including how the University of Toronto Library system can be leveraged. Participants will work with the facilitators to begin the development or redesign process for new or existing research-based courses or programs, and will leave with a more thorough understanding of how to offer this type of course or program at the University of Toronto.

Purpose of the Series:

  • Develop a community of practice within U of T around the various models of Integrated Learning
  • Provide opportunities for instructors and program leaders to engage in an instructional design process, with support from recognized experts
  • Establish connections with and learn from leading practitioners at peer institutions

For the day’s AGENDA, please visit the Integrated Learning: Experiential Education at the University of Toronto Series page.

  • February 21, 2018, 9:30am-4:30pm

    CTSI, Blackburn Room Robarts Library, 4th Floor


Blackburn Room
130 St. George Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
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