Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Student Research Opportunities

Student Research Opportunities

Your opportunity for real-world, hands-on experience  

Hands-on research is not only encouraged here — it’s a fundamental part of your education. You’ll delve into complex projects at the undergraduate level, working in a real lab and earning valuable experience in proposing, organizing and conducting real research. You’ll even have the opportunity to get published in academic journals as an undergraduate student.

Our ability to offer exceptional student research opportunities is due to our rigorous teaching and research program, attracting millions in external research funding annually. 

Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Research Opportunities for Graduate Students

Student Research Day: The annual event highlights the impact of student research at StFX. 

Science Atlantic: University student research across Atlantic Canada

Featured Student Researchers

Research conducted by 2017 StFX Masters of Science graduate Emmaline Atherton recently received national media attention by demonstrating that methane pollution from British Columbia's oil and gas industry is much higher than provincial estimates.  Her research is aimed at helping Canada and other countries hit their methane emission reduction targets. In Canada alone, cutting methane pollution from the energy sector in half would be the equivalent of taking 5.7 million cars off the road. 

Does the colour of an anti-fouling coating make a difference in the abundance or diversity of organisms that settle on that plate? That’s the question Veronica Ells, a student research assistant in the StFX Centre for Biofouling Research and in biology professor Dr. Russell Wyeth’s lab, wanted to answer. Now, the 2016 joint advanced major in biology and math graduate who started studies at the Atlantic Veterinary College, is the lead author on a paper published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology


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Did you know?

Fourteen StFX students recently received Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Awards. The award-winning students receive 16 weeks of direct research experience in the summer of 2017. Additionally, eight students received Scotia Scholar awards supported by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation. These students are conducting health-focused research that complements their studies and addresses health research priorities of Nova Scotians.

Additionally, eight students received prestigeous Irving Research Mentorship awards, which offer $6000 to work direectly with a faculty research mentor throughout the summer, and four StFX students extended their learning this summer as recipients of University Council for Research (UCR) Awards.

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Phone: 1.902.867.2393

Fax: 1.902.867.3246



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