Explore research opportunities
Translating your interests into a rewarding career and taking a step beyond the classroom can often seem like daunting tasks. But you're not alone.
Get a headstart on your career and apply what you've learned in class. Many UBC researchers use Science Co-op to secure help in their labs and research projects.
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards
Open to domestic students only. Gain work experience with an active research group while connecting with professors and other graduate/undergraduate students. If you are in an interdisciplinary specialization (CMS, COGS, Integrated Sciences), please consult the department most relevant to your research interests. Check the USRA website for contacts and deadlines, then apply through your UBC Science department or institute (IRES and IOF students).
Science Undergraduate Research Experience Awards
Open to all Bachelor of Science students. Most departments offering BSCs are allocated SUREs. Develop career skills while working in research. If you are in an interdisciplinary specialization (CMS, COGS, Integrated Sciences), please consult the department most relevant to your research interests. Terms, remuneration and applications are the same as for an USRA - check the USRA website for contacts and deadlines. Departments may not know how many positions they have to award until after the application deadline.
Work Learn Research Positions
Get involved in research on campus. Numerous Work Learn jobs are available on campus, many of them research-related. Work 10 hours/week during the Winter session and 20 hours/week during the Summer session. Winter session application opens in early-August.
Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference
Passionate about research? Attend the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference to present your own Faculty-supervised research project to fellow UBC students, family members, and friends.
Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
The Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre offers field courses in coastal and marine sciences to senior undergraduates and graduates. Located on Vancouver Island, it provides an enriching learning experience in a living laboratory setting.
Work Learn International Undergraduate Research Award
Open to international undergraduate students only. Gain workplace experience in research opportunities during the summer. Terms and remuneration are the same as an NSERC USRA (see further details in USRA info above). Contacts and deadlines are available online. Departments may not know how many positions they have to award until after the application deadline.