VIC493H1Y Vic Capstone Research Colloquium
As a large research university, UofT teaches students both throughcourses and through involvement in research projects. VIC493 is designed forstudents who wish to know more about the process of research and for thoseinvolved in a research project. We will discuss the norms, practices andcustoms in research activities, from the point of view of those actuallyinvolved in research. In addition, we will look at the various stages of aresearch project and discuss techniques that make research more efficient. As amulti-disciplinary course covering all areas of the sciences, we will have theopportunity to compare research techniques and standards across many differentscientific disciplines in the physical, mathematical and life sciences.
Students will perform some research in parallel with this course, eitherby working in the lab or a Principal Investigator, or by themselves. They willpresent their results in a mini-symposium and will engage in discussions aboutchallenges and opportunities that arise in their work. This will give theopportunity to develop and improve scientific communication skills, anessential asset for a career in the sciences.
Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0 and have completed 15FCEs. Application Required. Deadline to apply is August 7, 2019.
Exclusion: POL499Y1; RLG404H1/405H1; UNI460H1; thesis seminars inother programs
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities, Social Science, andScience