University of Calgary

Undergraduate Research in Engineering


Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE)
The University of Calgary believes that teaching, learning and research are interrelated activities.  Teaching is based on research; learning includes research experience; and research generates new knowledge.  Consequently, undergraduate students should have opportunities to do research of their own and to participate in and learn from existing faculty research. 

While research opportunities are available through students' course work, the university believes that qualified students should also have the opportunity to experience research as an activity outside the classroom.  Especially important are opportunities which provide extensive periods of time to focus on research projects of interest to the student and which fit into existing research activities in the University.

Undergraduate students planning to pursue graduate studies should have opportunities to learn how to write research proposals, seek research funding, undertake or participate in substantive projects, learn discipline-specific skills, and report research results.

PURE awards are meant to benefit students at any stage of their undergraduate program, and applications from students in the early stages of their program are strongly encouraged.

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Markin Undergraduate Student Research Program in Health and Wellness (USRP)

The Markin Undergraduate Student Research Program in Health & Wellness aims to introduce undergraduate students to a world of research that they may not have previously experienced. We strive to provide our students with the support and guidance necessary to ensure a positive research experience for each participant while encouraging them to learn and discover all aspects of the research process.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities - VP Research

There are multiple opportunities for undergraduate students at the University of Calgary to participate in top quality research. U of C researchers are often looking for students to conduct research over the summer, and there are also several programs on campus that connect undergraduate students to research projects. You can also create your own research project.

Some positions will require you to find your own funding to help pay your salary. Funding sources can be found through the university (internal funding) or from agencies, businesses or organizations outside the university (external funding).

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Additonal Funding Opportunities