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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Research practicum

The research practicum is designed to give a select group of fourth-year Faculty of Health Sciences students a unique opportunity to work closely with faculty members and in some situations, adjunct faculty, on a research project. The work could be a research study faculty are currently involved with and/or a project faculty would like to pursue in the future. Students are advised that this constitutes part of the required course work in the research practicum and should not be equated with a paid research assistant position. Students will be available to start their research practicum in September. It is possible that some research projects could begin over the summer, pending faculty approval. 

Main objectives

To provide students with:

  • A positive experience in research collaboration.
  • A practical and guided experience that exemplifies aspects of the collaborative research process.
  • Opportunities to apply their knowledge of research methods in an actual research setting.

To participate, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.65 or above. Students are required to spend approximately 160 hours on the Research Practicum over two terms.

Research activities are intended to be flexible; students and the research tutor will choose a combination of hours/activities that meets both the student and tutor's needs related to the project. A student's role may vary depending on the research project.

Lab-based research activities could include, but are not limited to, involving the student in one of the following:

  • Data entry
  • Data collection
  • Literature review/systematic review
  • Questionnaire design
  • Research Ethics Board application
  • Technique validation

The roles and responsibilities of students and research tutors are further described in the course syllabus for the Research Practicum. Please see the Academic Calendar for more information.