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. There’s no need to wait until graduate school. 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 at StFX is focused around six clusters:

  • Culture and Human Development
  • Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Human Health and Wellness
  • Humanities
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Public Policy, Governance and Social Justice

Featured Student Researchers

2016 honours Political Science and Aquatic Resources graduate Alex Miller attended four international conferences during his time as a StFX student. These opportunities allow him to network with those in the environmental and water industries; a focus of his thesis research. 

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

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Contact Us

Research Services Group
Nicholson Tower 308

Phone: 1.902.867.2393
Fax: 1.902.867.3246

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