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Deadline approaches for Markin research program fall applications

UToday HomeJuly 31, 2013

The summer student recipients will present their projects at the annual Fall Markin USRP  Student Research Symposium on Oct. 3. The application deadline for the fall/winter studentships is Sept. 13.The summer student recipients will present their projects at the annual Fall Markin USRP Student Research Symposium on Oct. 3. The application deadline for the fall/winter studentships is Sept. 13.Taylor Kemp is doing research to better understand some of the negative outcomes associated with hematopoietic stem cell transplants — a procedure commonly used to treat blood cancers such as leukemia that often come with severe complications.

The undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences is one of 35 University of Calgary students conducting research in a lab this summer — an opportunity made possible through the Markin Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) in Health and Wellness.

“The Markin USRP program is one of the few opportunities for undergraduate students to receive funding for their research projects,” says Ingrid Schmidt, program co-ordinator for the Markin USRP.

The donor-funded program, which is unique to the University of Calgary, began in 2002, and has continuously awarded 15 studentships during fall/winter session and 30 studentships during the summer session. Students work under the guidance and supervision of a faculty mentor where they have the opportunity to advance their research skills and learn new techniques not typically taught in undergraduate laboratories.

In addition, studentship recipients are compensated for their time in the lab and research hours are regulated and monitored so as to ensure ample time is still available to complete regular coursework if they are conducting a Markin USRP project during the Fall / Winter academic session.

The application deadline for the fall/winter studentships is Sept. 13. All full-time University of Calgary undergraduate students interested in conducting research are eligible to apply.

“Interested students can approach a potential mentor with a unique research question or look for a faculty mentors that do the type of research the student is interested in, and work with them to come up with a research question specific to that mentor’s work,” says Schmidt. “It’s a great opportunity so we really encourage all interested students to apply.”

Summer student recipients will present their projects at the annual Fall Markin USRP Student Research Symposium on Oct. 3, 2013.

This summer’s Markin USRP recipients are:

Niloufar Abdolmohammadi, Faculty of Science
Murtaza Amirali, Faculty of Medicine
Emily Beaulieu, Faculty of Science
Daniel Berger, Faculty of Medicine
Andrew Buckley, Faculty of Kinesiology
Keiko Chan, Faculty of Medicine
Safia Chatur, Faculty of Medicine
Bianca DeSanctis, Faculty of Science
Alexandra Dowhanik, Faculty of Medicine
Bryn Edgerton, Faculty of Kinesiology
Benjamin Gershkovich, Faculty of Medicine
Kyle Guild, Faculty of Kinesiology
Vivian Huang, Faculty of Arts
Stephanie Iannattone, Faculty of Science
Meghan Jackson, Faculty of Kinesiology
Taylor Kemp, Faculty of Medicine
Ngaire King, Faculty of Arts
Keith Lau, Faculty of Medicine
Heather Leduc-Pessah, Faculty of Science
Nicole Lefebvre, Faculty of Science
Brodie Lipon, Faculty of Science
Jianrui (Peter) Liu, Faculty of Medicine
Sergiu Lucut, Faculty of Engineering
Don Mayder, Faculty of Science
Gaya Narendran, Faculty of Medicine
Ali Poonja, Faculty of Medicine
Hayley Robbins, Faculty of Medicine
Arielle Roberts, Faculty of Science
Umair Sajid, Faculty of Medicine
Hely Shah, Faculty of Science
Fartoon Siad, Faculty of Science
Manasi Sule, Faculty of Science
Michelle Vogelaar, Faculty of Science
Melissa Wang, Faculty of Science
Vivian Wang, Faculty of Science

See more information on how to apply for a Markin USRP studentship or become a faculty mentor.

 

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