Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) Research Fair
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Scholars 2012-2013 with links to project abstracts
FOUR JCURA STUDENTS AND SUPERVISORS FROM EDUCATION
Four of eight JCURA students from the Faculty of Education pose with their supervisors:
(l to r): Allyson Hadwin, JCURA Supervisor, Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies (EPLS); Adrianna Haffey, Department of Psychology; Aaron Bailey, Teacher Education Program; Jeffrey Horncastle, Teacher Education Program; Valerie Irvine, JCURA Supervisor, Curriculum & Instruction; Jamie Elbert, Teacher Education Program; and Jillianne Code, JCURA Supervisor, Curriculum & Instruction and EPLS.
The Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) was instituted in 2009-10 as the Undergraduate Research Scholarship program by the Vice-President Academic and Provost. It is designed to provide support for exceptional undergraduate students who might otherwise not be able to obtain a direct research experience as a part of what we anticipate should be a truly formative learning experience. The Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) administers the award nomination process on behalf of the Provost’s Office.
Eligible students include all full-time 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students (normally registered in 12 or more units of study in the winter session) in excellent academic standing (normally this is a minimum sessional GPA requirement of 7.0) who satisfy the general regulations of Student Awards and Financial Aid. Award recipients will undertake a research investigation in dialogue with, and under the mentorship of, a faculty supervisor. Each academic unit is eligible for 1, 2 or 3 student nominations per year depending on the number of students in the unit. Please click here for your unit’s specific eligibility. Each successful student receives $1,500 credited directly in their UVic account.
Academic Unit Eligibility
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Application/Nomination Form 2013-14 (Word)
Application/Nomination Form 2013-14 (Rich Text Format)
Students applying for this award will need to check with their faculty/department/school on the deadline date that their applications are due to them.
The Final Deadline Date for the Learning and Teaching Centre to receive nominations from the faculty/department/school is September 15, 2013.
Applications can be received any time between May 31, 2013 and September 15, 2013. Please make sure to submit all your unit's eligible number of applications at the same time. Applications will be processed and approved, if applicable, as they are received over the summer.
We have provided the Application/Nomination Form in Word and Rich Text formats. If you do not have Word on your computer, please open the Rich Text Format (rtf) document in whatever word processor you have available on your computer. All Application/Nomination Forms must be received by email attachment in either Word or Rich Text Format.
Final Report Form - Student 2012-13 - Deadline date: Friday, April 5, 2013 (Will be sent out by email after March 6, 2013)
Final Report Form - Supervisor 2012-13 - Deadline date: Friday, April 5, 2013 (Will be sent out by email after March 6, 2013)
General and Financial Questions
General questions concerning the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards should be directed to the Learning and Teaching Centre or 250-721-8571.
Financial and related questions (for example regarding distribution of funds) after the award has been approved should be directed to Laura Carleton, Scholarship Officer or 250-721-8107.
Current Student Recipients
Student Recipients 2013-2014 with links to project abstracts (will be posted in Fall 2013)
Past Student Recipients
Student Recipients 2012-2013 with links to project abstracts
Student Recipients 2011-2012 with links to project abstracts
Student Recipients 2010-2011 with links to project abstracts
Student Recipients 2009-2010 with links to project abstracts
The Ring, UVic, May 2012
Chronicle of Higher Education: “Doing Research with Undergraduates”. Program described in the article: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), August 17, 2011
The Ring, UVic, April 2011
The Ring, UVic, February 2010
Related Student Publications
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The Arbutus Review
NEW! If you are an undergraduate student at UVic, and have written a great research paper/article/essay/project, submit it to the new online journal, the Arbutus Review! This is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that will give you experience in the publishing process. Right now, we're asking for submissions, as well as calling for volunteer reviewers and editors. Check out the journal's website for more information.
All Eligible Academic Units: