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Student Research Opportunities Within the Bachelor of Health Sciences

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LEARNING HOW TO BE A RESEARCHER

The Bachelor of Health Sciences program is designed to introduce future leaders to the full spectrum of health research - from cell to society - and gives them the opportunity to interact with internationally recognized researchers. In their first year of study, students already work in first-class research facilities, with access to state-of-the-art equipment and resources. Small group learning is designed to instill core problem-solving and communication skills essential to research. Ultimately, the BHSc program culminates in an honours thesis, where students conduct their own self-directed research.

All BHSc students are encouraged to pursue a variety of health research experiences throughout their years of study. Summer studentships, conference funding and scholarship opportunities are offered to motivated BHSc students to facilitate domestic and international summer research placements.

EXPERIENCE GLOBAL HEALTH

The BHSc program is committed to promoting excellence in global health research. Each year a dozen BHSc students travel to Tanzania, Ethiopia or the Dominican Republic as part of an equitable research partnership. more

EXPERIENCE IGEM

The International Genetically Engineered Machine competition is entirely student initiated. The University of Calgary competes as a multi-faculty team in this annual contest to use synthetic biology to solve real-world problems, like can genetically modified bacteria really help clean up tailings ponds? more

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