Aboriginal Undergraduate Research Assistantships

The Aboriginal Undergraduate Research Assistantships (AURA) are meant to stimulate First Nations, Métis and Inuit students' interest in research and to encourage students to consider pursuing graduate studies. The students will gain research experience, further their insight into their field of study, work with faculty and learn the value of a graduate degree, while earning $13 per hour for full-time work over a 16-week period.  The AURA program is competitive and applicants must have a cumulative average of at least 70% and be returning to study at the University of Guelph in a bachelor program in the fall semester immediately after the term of employment.

All disciplines are encouraged to apply.  There are two assistantships available for summer 2017.

How to Apply

Submit the following three documents to arc@uoguelph.ca by the deadline of Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

  1. AURA application
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial transcript (accessed through WebAdvisor)

Once notified, the successful recipients are expected to find a faculty supervisor to work with.  If required, the recipient can request assitance from the Associate Vice-President Academic (AVPA) or the Aboriginal Resource Centre by contacting Cara Wehkamp, Manager, Office of Intercultural Affairs and Special Advsior to the Provost on Aboriginal Initiatives at cwehkamp@uoguelph.ca.

Other Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Assistantships

The Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) program is a competitive program that provides summer research opportunities to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need.

Undergraduate Student Research Awards

NSERC's Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) are meant to stimulate students' interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage a student to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. If students would like to gain research experience in an academic setting, these awards can provide them with financial support through their host university.

Work Study

Work study is an on-campus part-time job program to assist students with demonstrated financial need meet their educational costs by working part-time during their registered term.

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