BIOL 594 Research Mentorship
Biology is using the Independent Studies course format to create opportunities for individual students to undertake a laboratory research practicum under the supervision of a Biology faculty member. In addition to volunteer work in the host lab, students will attend BIOL537 seminars (Fall or Winter), conduct library research to present both as a major paper and seminar. The research practicum would normally include 40-60h of volunteer work in the host lab. Though the lab practicum may be conducted in the Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter terms, students must formally obtain approval for the course prior to commencing the lab work. Registration is subject to availability of a supervisor, approval by the Undergrad Chair and Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
PRE-REQUISITE AND EXCLUSIONS. Open to students in Biology Major or SSP, including EBIO, BIPS or BIMA. Students will normally be enrolled in their fourth year of their Program, having completed the third year core requirements of their Plan. Students enrolled in BIOL537 are excluded from this course.
TRAINING. All students in this course will obtain the appropriate training and certification required for the laboratory field work, including (as appropriate) WHMIS, Off-Campus Field Safety, and Animal Care.