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:
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.
Student Research Day: The annual event highlights the impact of student research at StFX.
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Nine StFX students recently received Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Awards. The award-winning students received 16 weeks of employment and direct research experience in the summer of 2016. Additionally, two students received ACEnet Research Fellowships. These students also spent the summer conducting focused research that complements their studies and advances their knowledge.
Additionally, four StFX students engaged in health research over the summer as recipients of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) Scotia Scholars Awardand 10 extended their learning this summer as recipients of StFX Student Research Awards and University Council for Research (UCR) Awards.