Research Connections

Are you interested in learning about research opportunities available on campus? Want to learn more about the resources that can help you in your research journey and life after graduation? Join us for the Student Research Network's (SRN) biggest event yet: Research Connections!

About this Event
Research Connections is an interdisciplinary social and professional networking event bringing together undergraduate students, graduate students, student representatives, faculty, and staff from across the research campus community. It is an initiative of the Experiential Learning Hub, partially funded by the Student Life Enhancement Fund (SLEF). 

Thursday, February 1, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Peter Clark Hall; University Centre Level 0, University of Guelph

Schedule:

  • 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Registration and entry into event
  • 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Presentations, information booths, networking, and discussion

Self-serve food from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. while available.

What to expect:

  • Talk to faculty, including undergraduate research assistant (URA, ISURA, and/or USRA) supervisors who have previously supervised students or have upcoming research opportunities available.
  • Learn more about research opportunities available on campus and any current openings, e.g., lab openings, paid or volunteer research opportunities, and research assistant positions supervised by faculty or staff.
  • Learn about services on campus that can give you a competitive advantage in your next application, e.g., resume/cover letter writing, interview skills, peer helper and career advisor services.
  • Explore information booths from key departments on campus that can help you along your undergraduate research journey and help prepare you for life after graduation.
  • Socializing and networking in a fun, casual, and accessible setting
  • Free food!

Who should attend?
Students across all majors and degree programs are welcome! Whether you're contemplating pursuing research, looking for your first opportunity, in your last before graduating, or you're a seasoned researcher and want to provide mentorship and guidance to those newer to research, there's something for everyone. RSVP on Experience Guelph.

Staff/Faculty: If you’d like to attend Research Connections to promote your research opportunity, complete our intake form.
 
If you're an undergraduate or graduate student with previous research experience who would like share your expertise with students, please reach out the Student Research Network facilitators directly at SRN@uoguelph.ca.

Research Faculty & Staff

Joey Bernhardt, Assistant Professor
Department: Integrative Biology
Research Opportunities: Work Study, summer USRA and summer USRA+
 
Emma Borkowski, Assistant Professor
Department: Pathobiology
Research Opportunities: Work Study, course-based fall and winter undergraduate research assistants, volunteers, summer URA
 
Angela Canovas, Professor and OAC Research Chair in Phenomics and Systems Biology
Department: Animal Biosciences
Research Opportunities: Summer URA
 
Bethany Davidson-Eng, CEPS Research Manager
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
 
Abdallah Elsayed, Associate Professor
Department: Engineering
Research Opportunities: Work Study, summer research assistantships, graduate students
 
Edeline Gagnon, Assistant Professor
Department: Integrative Biology
Research Opportunities: Summer USRA
 
Department: Engineering
Research Opportunities: research assistants and graduate students
 
Heather Kennedy, Assistant Professor
Department: Management
Research Opportunities: Work Study, volunteers, summer URA
 
Fred Laberge, Associate Professor
Department: Integrative Biology
Research Opportunities: CBS Summer Research Assistantship
 
Stephanie Lam, Research Associate
Department: Animal Biosciences
Research Opportunities: Summer URA, volunteers for a data collection project at the Ontario Dairy Research Centre
 
Kevin Matsui, Managing Director
Department: Centre for Advancing Responsible and Ethical Artificial Intelligence (CARE-AI)
Research Opportunities: Graduate students, volunteers, summer URA
 
Charly McKenna, Research Manager - Veterinary Clinical Trials and Veterinary Medical Innovation Platform
Department: Clinical Studies
Research Opportunities: Work Study, summer URA, volunteers
 
Jennifer Monk, Assistant Professor
Department: Human Health & Nutritional Sciences
Research Opportunities: course-based research, volunteers, summer URA, summer USRA+
 
Shaun Sanders, Assistant Professor
Department: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Research Opportunities: 4th year projects, summer USRA
 
Jagandeep Saraya, PhD Graduate Student
Department: Chemistry
Research Opportunities in the O'Flaherty Lab: volunteers, summer URA 1summer URA 2
 
Stacey Scott, Professor
Department: Computer Science
Research Opportunities: Independent course projects, fall and winter part-time research assistants, summer USRA
 
Sam Workenhe, Assistant Professor
Department: Pathobiology
Research Opportunities: Volunteers, summer USRA
 
Yan Yan, Assistant Professor
Department: Computer Science
Research Opportunities: Graduate students, work study, volunteers, summer USRA

Experience Profiles

  • Bhavya is a highly engaged student at the University of Guelph. She has been a peer helper, and worked on campus as student staff, and through the work study program. In addition to this, she has also engaged in applied research in the curriculum.