To accomplish this, the Centre coordinates, assesses, and celebrates student-faculty research collaborations and other immersive research-learning opportunities. We also engage faculty and staff to: develop and promote curricula and models for mentoring, and facilitate reflection on the nature of research learning.Save
Effective July 2016-June 2018
Steering Committee (2016-17)
Christine Tsang, Psychology, Faculty Director
Lucas Savino, Centre for Global Studies, elected Faculty Associate
Scott Schofield, English and Cultural Studies, elected Faculty Associate
Catharine Dishke Hondzel, Coordinator, Research and Learning Support
Melanie Mills, Director, Library and Learning Services
Neil Brooks, English and Cultural Studies
Irene Cheung, Psychology
Mahdiyeh Entezarkheir, Economics
Mark Franke, Centre for Global Studies
Teresa Hubel, English and Cultural Studies
Bill Irwin, Management and Organizational Studies
Andrea King, French Studies
Stephanie Oliver, English and Cultural Studies
Tom Peace, History
Nina Reid-Maroney, History
Wendy Russell, Centre for Global Studies
Lindsay Scorgie-Porter, Political Science
John Vanderheide, English and Cultural Studies
CURL Staff Associates
Faculty, staff, and students wishing to apply to join CURL as an Associate are asked to submit a short statement of interest (250-500 words) that describes their interest in CURL, their previous work related to undergraduate research learning (if applicable), and their intent for future activities.
The Centre for Undergraduate Research Learning (CURL) at Huron is proud to announce its Student Fellowship winners for 2016.
Fellowship Grants provide students with an opportunity to take leadership of an independent research project under the mentorship and guidance of a CURL Faculty Associate at Huron. This $1500 award is given in recognition of the design of an excellent research proposal and promise of productive scholarship.
Emily Abbot (History)
Mentored by Dr. Tom Peace, Emily will be researching the ethical and legal issues surrounding 3D artifact printing in partnership with Sustainable Archaeology and Parks Canada.
Robin Doyle (Psychology)
Mentored by Dr. Irene Cheung, Robin will be examining the processes of social inclusion and exclusion in both online and in-person social interactions.
Hannah Maitland (History)
Mentored by Dr. Nina Reid-Maroney and Community Associate Dr. Olivette Otele from Bath-Spa University, Hannah will be examining histories of transatlantic slavery and resistance in collaboration with the Huron “Phantoms of the Past” project.
Dylan Matthews (Centre for Global Studies)
Mentored by Dr. Wendy Russell, Dylan will be examining factors that mediate the human relationship with the consumption, commodification, and sale of water in Southwestern Ontario.
CURL Travel Grants
Travel Grants assist students with the costs of presenting completed research at a scholarly conference. Other types of travel may be considered on a case-by-case; contact us with your ideas. Priority will be given to applications on which students are listed as the presenting author, and applications to disseminate research projects that highlight research collaboration (e.g., collaboration between student researchers, and/or collaboration between student and faculty researchers).
All travel must be completed between May 1, 2017 and December 15, 2017.
At least 5 travel grants are available worth up to $1500 each.
All CURL Associates are invited to participate in our research workshops and membership meetings.
Winter 2017 Workshop
Thursday March 2, 2017 - Writing and effective research proposal
2:30-4:00 p.m. in W4
Communicating research ideas effectively in a proposal is a skill that takes practice to learn. Join Dr. Nick Van Allen, Coordinator, Writing Services in this workshop to learn how to write a research question, structure an effective proposal, write for a non-specialist audience, and read between the lines of grant instructions. This workshop is strongly recommended to CURL Student Associates planning on applying for a summer fellowship.
Register for this workshop (space is limited)
The Huron Undergraduate Research Showcase will be held on April 7, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Huron. This conference will bring together students engaged in undergraduate research, as well as Huron Faculty and Staff.
We expect this to be an exciting opportunity for students to present their research, learn from each other, and interact with members of the Huron community.
Proposals are invited from any student researcher at Huron doing research as part of coursework, a CURL fellowship, or independently. To submit a proposal you will need a title, abstract, and a presentation format (paper, roundtable discussion, poster, or panel) Abstracts should be under 250 words, not including references.
Apply to present at the Huron Undergraduate Research Showcase
All-member meetings take place twice per academic year.
Spring 2017 Annual Meeting- To be announced
CURL can support your research!