Summer Research Studentships
BME Calgary has partnered to offer summer studentships for undergraduate students to work on biomedical engineering-related projects with researchers in a number of different partners groups across campus.
The purpose is to foster more links between BME and our partner institutes/faculties/units. Studentships are open to all undergraduates. The research must align with BME as well as the mandate of the specific partner. Preference will also be given to NEW initiatives and collaborations between researchers (co-supervisors) across faculties/units, but existing relationships are also eligible.
Applications will be evaluated based on student transcripts, proposed research and alignment with the BME and Partner mandates, as well as the potential to jump-start new projects and collaborations.
Potential funding partners:
- Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI)
- Faculty of Nursing
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Social Work
- Libin Cardiovascular Institute
- McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health
- One Health
- RESTORE Network
- Schulich School of Engineering
- Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases
- WeTRAC Program
Successful students are expected to participate in the BME Undergraduate Research program activities over the May-August time frame such as weekly tutorial series and present at the BME Summer Student Symposium in August.
This year, the BME Summer Studentship is valued at $7500 to align with NSERC and PURE, with 1/3 ($2500 each) coming from BME, funding partner (department, institute), and supervisor.
To find a supervisor, visit our BME Supervisors. You may reach out to them directly to discuss appropriate projects.
Applications are due by 4:00 PM (MST) on February 4, 2022.
Supervisor reviews are due by 4:00 PM (MST) on February 11, 2022.
The BME Summer Studentship is adjudicated through the PURE Awards system.
Important Information for Summer Studentships and COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 situation, supervisors must include the summer students in a Workplace Safety Plan if the students will be on campus and in labs.
RVST 598 Course
All summer students are termed as Student Researchers and will be registered into an appropriate RVST 598 course based on the term of their summer studentship placement.
Non-UofC students will be required to complete an online registration form for “Open Studies” through an online invitation (which is individual to a student and contains a token that gives them access to apply to only the program identified for them). However, this does NOT give the student admission to the University of Calgary. The sole purpose of completing the “Open Studies” application is to allow the student to be temporarily classified as a Student Researcher with the University of Calgary for the Spring/Summer 2021. The student will then be manually registered for the RVST course.
Current UofC students participating in a summer studentship will manually register themselves into an applicable RVST 598 course based on the term of their studentship placement/award shortly after their studentship details are processed into the payroll system. This is NOT a formal course and is only used to provide summer students appropriate liability and WCB coverage (see below).
If you have students/are a current UofC student who will be graduating from the University of Calgary during the upcoming June (Spring) convocation (in-person ceremony postponed) you MUST notify the BME Research Coordinator (Sana Tariq at firstname.lastname@example.org) of this status so that appropriate oversight through Enrolment Services can be arranged to ensure no issues affect this convocation/graduation status.
Maintaining your registration in this RVST 598 shell course for the duration of your summer studentship placement ensures that undergraduate students holding research awards are eligible for liability insurance and Workers’ Compensation coverage. It also recognizes a student's specific studentship award (if applicable) on their student transcript (ie. Alberta Innovates, NSERC USRA, OCSS, ACF, PURE, etc.). Please note that no grade will be received for RVST 598, no tuition will be charged and this course is not applicable towards any degree program.