At Glendon, we understand that research plays a fundamental role in a student’s academic experience. We encourage student engagement in research and innovation through involvement, participation and experiential learning.      

Through the Research Apprenticeship program (RAP), students have the unique opportunity to receive mentorship from a faculty member, develop skills in conducting research, explore their interests, and receive an award of $1500.  

If selected, RAP Students will spend two terms conducting research under the supervision of a faculty member.  The RAP experience is further enhanced by connecting student apprentices with other like-minded students, faculty, and alumni through monthly development workshops, and networking sessions.  RAP Students should expect to spend up to 5 hours per week doing apprenticeship related work. In 2022-2023, participants will receive an award of $1,500, half of which ($750) will be paid at the end of the fall term, with the final half ($750) being disbursed at the end of the winter term.  

Spaces in the program are limited. 

The deadline to apply is July 5, 2022. 

Select your category below and apply now!

What are the benefits of being selected as a RAP Student?

Mentorship 

  • RAP Students are given the exciting opportunity to receive close one-on-one mentorship from a Glendon faculty member, which fosters a close sense of support and encouragement to develop skills for navigating academics, research, and career development. 

$1,500 Award 

    • A total of $1,500 is awarded to RAP Students who successfully participate in the program.  

    Exclusive monthly workshops curated for RAP Students 

    • Every month, RAP Students can participate in workshops that encourage their academic and personal development.  Previous workshops have provided information on navigating the York University OMNI library system, evaluating scholarly sources, achieving academic success as an undergraduate student, time management, exploring career opportunities in research, achieving their full academic potential, and maintaining resilience in academic environments.  

    Networking opportunities

    • RAP Students are invited to events with Glendon faculty and alumni, allowing them to build their network and gain additional knowledge about their research, career, and personal development.  

    A strong foundation for graduate school applications 

      • Many RAP Students choose to attend graduate or professional school.  Through the RAP, a strong foundation for graduate school applications can be facilitated; students can obtain references for graduate school from their mentor professors, develop strong research skills which are valued by graduate institutions, and showcase their passion for academia through their participation.  

      Gaining transferable skills for academic success, or for a resume/CV 

      • RAP Students obtain a variety of skills that can be transferred to the academic environment, such as learning how to conduct library-based research, condense information, identify reputable sources for information, and analyze texts.  This opportunity to engage in experiential, hands-on learning often assists students in excelling throughout their undergraduate studies.  
      • Developing research expertise can also produce transferable skills that are highly valued by prospective employers.  Many students gain communication, organization, problem-solving, and time management skills within the RAP, and, depending on their research project, some even gain a comprehensive understanding of applications like Microsoft software, Zotero, and online research databases. As such, some of our students successfully obtain employment in research. 

      Eligibility Criteria

      All Top Scholars in their first year at Glendon-York University are eligible to apply.  

      All students who have completed their first year of studies and are enrolled full time in a program at Glendon-York University are eligible to apply.  While all students can apply, some projects, depending on their nature, may require students with specific skills (e.g., language skills, technical skills such as WordPress and Adobe Photoshop).  

      Although there is no minimum GPA cut-off for RAP applications, the selection committee considers each applicant’s curiosity, academic record, learning potential, and educational goals

      Application Process

      You can begin exploring RAP opportunities by perusing the list of available Professors, and by thinking of your desired mentor. Fill out and submit the application form (available here) by July 5th.   

      Program timeline

      Program timeline 

      • June 3rd – RAP applications open  
      • July 5th– Deadline to apply to the RAP  
      • August 1st –Mentor/Apprentice match will be released  
      • The RAP officially begins in the Fall term.  Students should expect to commence research alongside their mentor in September 2022 and complete their assistantship in April 2023.

      Frequently Asked Questions about the Research Apprenticeship Program

      What is the Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP)?   

      The Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a tight-knit research cohort wherein Glendon students are paid to conduct research alongside a faculty member, while being connected with other like-minded students, faculty, and alumni through monthly development workshops, and networking sessions.   

       

      How much time are students expected to spend on the RAP? 

      Selected students are expected to spend 5 hours each week working for their RAP supervisor and engaging in the program through workshops, events, and online discussion posts.  RAP administrators will regularly confirm that students are fulfilling this time commitment with their supervisors.  

       

      How can I apply for the RAP?  

      Students can apply using the form here.  

       

      When is the deadline to apply for the RAP? 

      The deadline for the RAP is June 25th.    

       

      What are some tips for submitting a strong application for the RAP? 

      Prospective applicants must clearly read and understand the project description and application questions to demonstrate that they possess the relevant skills to work alongside their desired mentor.  It is also important to note that the selection committee values diverse experiences – thus, applicants are encouraged to outline skills that they have acquired from both inside and outside of the classroom (remember that all experience is good experience!).  While working on a RAP application, it can be additionally helpful to reflect on why this research experience could be meaningful and useful. Of course, students are further recommended to have their applications revised prior to submission, ensuring that they are concise, clear, free from grammatical errors, and do not exceed the word limit.    

       

      Can upper-year students apply for the RAP?  

      YES, you can apply to the “Current Students” stream of the RAP regardless of your year of undergraduate study. This year, spots are limited in the RAP. However, if you are in your third year or higher, the Research and Innovation Office encourages students to stretch their research muscles and consider pursuing their own individual research “passion project” under the supervision of a faculty member through the G21 course, for which you will receive academic credit.  

       

      Can students apply for the RAP if they will be going on exchange next year? 

      YES, in 2021-2022 students who will be on exchange during the upcoming academic year can apply for the RAP, as long as their supervisor agrees. 

       

      Can international students apply for the RAP? 

      YES, international students are eligible to apply for the RAP. 

       

      Do I need to have a specific average to apply for the RAP?  

      NO, you do not need to possess a specific average to apply for the RAP.  Your grades will be taken into consideration during the application process, but they are not the ultimate deciding factor. 

       

      What level of French-English bilingualism do I need to participate in the RAP?  

      The level of French-English bilingualism required to participate in the RAP varies depending on the research professors are conducting.  In some cases, students will be required to have advanced abilities in French (or perhaps other languages). All students will have the opportunity to improve their language comprehension skills through the bilingual workshops. To review the language requirements for professors’ research projects, please review the list of proposed projects closely. 

       

      Is it possible to pursue the RAP and a Work/Study position at the same time? 

      YES, you can pursue the RAP and a Work/Study position simultaneously.  However, prospective applicants are encouraged to be mindful of their ability to commit to the 5 hours/week of work required of RAP Students. 

       

      Do students need to pursue the RAP during the entire academic year (eight months), or can they just do it for one semester (four months)?   

      YES, students must pursue the RAP during the entire academic year (eight months). Students are awarded the $1,500 award based on a full year of participation in the program. One semester is not enough time to significantly contribute to a professor’s research project. 

       

      Can students work with a professor at the Keele Campus? 

      NO, students must choose from the list of available RAP Glendon faculty members (link here). 

       

      What if none of the research interests and available projects led by the professors on the list align with those of the student? 

      If you are not interested in any of the research projects outlined in the list of available faculty mentors (link here), you may also consider pursuing your own independent “passion project” through the G21 course, where you will be enrolled in a 3.00 credit course and will work on a proposed research project of your choice under the supervision of a faculty member.  Click here to view the current list of available research projects for the RAP 2022-2023, and here to read more about the G21 course.  

       

      What research skills and experiences do students need to be successful in the RAP?  

      • Time management must be exercised by RAP Students.  Pursuing an undergraduate degree can be challenging, as students are expected to simultaneously juggle multiple deadlines, tasks, assignments, extracurriculars, and their personal commitments.  As such, it is important to understand the time commitment required of all RAP students (5 hours per week) and ensure that applicants can adhere to this obligation.  To assist students in developing effective time management skills, a workshop on productivity and efficiency is also held each year for RAP members.  
      • Communication is key for success in the RAP. Failing to communicate with one’s mentor is unacceptable and can risk a student’s participation in the program. Accordingly, students are encouraged to maintain a sense of openness and honesty with their mentor professor and the RAP coordinator, letting them know about their progress on assigned tasks.  
      • Ultimately, the skills required of RAP Students vary depending on the research project and professor mentor. However, since the RAP wants to assist students in developing their research skills, prospective RAP Students can reflect about which skills they want to develop in the program and are encouraged to discuss these goals with their mentor professors. 

       

       

       

      2022-2023 Projects

      Jean Michel Montsion 

      Études canadiennes 

      Preferred Language Skills: Bilingual (English and French) 

      Other preferences: No major preference 

      Research Project:

      This project aims at documenting how scholars abroad research and teach specific Canadian Studies topics, analyzing the differences in how Canada is portrayed (comparing domestic and international scholarship), and assessing representational gaps around selected themes. Students will be part of a national research team and assigned to a specific thematic panel of scholars. Themes may include environmental justice and reconciliation, among others. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      • Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature 
      • Assisting in Qualitative or Quantitative Analyses | Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives 
      • Transcribing Data and/or Data Entry | Transcrire ou saisir des données 
      • Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances 
      • Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication 

      Julie McDonough Dolmaya 

      Translation 

      Preferred Language Skills:  Functionally bilingual. Other languages (esp Spanish) would be an asset 

      Other preferences: Familiarity with LinkedIn, Zotero, and scholarly databases (MLA, Scopus, Google Scholar) would be helpful. 

      Research Project

      Help preparing bibliographies related to machine translation, post-editing, and bilingual revision. Finding interesting general articles about these and other translation-related topics that can be summarized and commented on in the School’s social media postings. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      • Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature 
      • Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances 

      Buddhika Bellana 

      Psychology 

      Preferred Language Skills: English 

      Other preferences: Interested in coding/programming; ideally interested in psychology 

      Research Project:

      Why do some experiences linger in our minds? Why do others fall out of mind almost immediately? Does this ‘lingering’ have any consequence for behaviour (e.g., supports memory formation)? What might we able to learn about the machinery of our thoughts and memories along the way? These are the broad kinds of questions my lab seeks to answer. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      • Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature 
      • Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données 
      • Assisting in Qualitative or Quantitative Analyses | Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives 
      • Transcribing Data and/or Data Entry | Transcrire ou saisir des données 

      Scott Cawfield  

      Economics, Business Economics 

      Preferred language skills: English only suffices 

      Other preferences: Basic knowledge of computer technology including using google and word 

      Research Project

      Since 2015, I have had an ongoing case study research and writing program on business organizations. Twenty have been written by myself with Glendon student assistance. I need a student who is a capable researcher, data assembler, and writer to help me update cases which are used in the classroom, and are at times core curriculum.  

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      • Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature 
      • Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données 
      • Assisting in Qualitative or Quantitative Analyses | Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives 
      • Transcribing Data and/or Data Entry | Transcrire ou saisir des données 
      • Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication 

      Christine Besnard  

      Études françaises 

      Préférence de compétences linguistiques : Français et anglaise  

      Projet de recherche

      Mais pour progresser davantage et plus vite afin de mener à bien ce projet si important pour les universités canadiennes et de la francophonie, j’aurais besoin de l’aide d’un/e assistant/e qui s’occupera de la mise en page et de l’harmonisation de tous les articles afin que le protocole adopté dans chacun des chapitres soit le même du début à la fin du livre. J’aurai aussi besoin que mon assistant/e de recherche maîtrise bien le protocole APA et l’applique rigoureusement à chacune des bibliographies exhaustives qui figurent à la fin de chacun de mes chapitres. Il/elle devra aussi m’aider à faire des recherches bibliographiques dans le but de trouver les articles en ligne ainsi que les livres que j’ai besoin de consulter pour ma recherche. Ce type d’aide me serait très précieuse et même indispensable afin que je puisse consacrer toute mon énergie mentale et intellectuelle à la richesse des nombreux concepts et théories que je présente dans chacun de mes chapitres. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      • Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature 
      • Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données 
      • Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances 
      • Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication 

      Marie-Christine Aubin 

      École de Traduction/MATS/MEF-DEF 

      Préférence de compétences linguistiques : français ou anglais + une autre langue 

      Autres préférences : Goût marqué pour la lecture 

      Research Project

      Mon domaine de recherche se situe à la croisée des chemins de la littérature et de la traduction puisque j’étudie les traductions réalisées à partir des œuvres d’Honoré de Balzac, romancier français du XIXe siècle. Quoique je puisse lire dans plusieurs langues (anglais, allemand, espagnol, italien, un peu de chinois et très peu de russe), il y en a des quantités que je ne suis pas en mesure de lire. Par conséquent, il y a des régions du monde qu’il m’est très difficile d’étudier. Grâce à mon cours de maîtrise sur Balzac traduit et aux étudiants de toutes origines qui le prennent, j’ai pu apprendre beaucoup sur Balzac en chinois et un peu sur Balzac en coréen, en turc, en arabe, en grec, en portugais et en persan, mais j’ai peu de renseignements sur Balzac traduit, par exemple, dans les langues indiennes ou indonésiennes. De plus, je pourrais aussi en apprendre plus sur le rayonnement de Balzac dans un pays spécifique, même s’il s’agit d’un pays dont je peux lire la langue. En effet, je lis l’espagnol, mais je ne sais pas si Balzac a eu un impact important sur les écrivains chiliens ou péruviens, par exemple. Le projet de recherche serait donc essentiellement un projet de recherches documentaires et bibliographiques sur Balzac dans un pays sur lequel j’ai peu d’informations ou dont je ne parle pas la langue. Le profil de l’étudiant ou de l’étudiante que j’aimerais encadrer est le suivant : une personne qui aime lire, notamment des livres de fiction, mais pas seulement. Il faudrait qu’il ou elle s’intéresse aux langues en général, et puisse au moins résumer en anglais ou en français les renseignements trouvés dans sa langue maternelle. J’écris ce résumé en français, mais en fait l’étudiant pourrait tout aussi bien ne pas parler français pourvu qu’il ou elle lise couramment une autre langue que l’anglais ou le français. Mes stagiaires des années passées m’ont permis d’en apprendre beaucoup sur les traductions d’œuvres de Balzac réalisées en serbe, en russe et en Amérique du sud, mais le monde est grand et les langues sont nombreuses, alors le profil linguistique de l’étudiant ou de l’étudiante pourrait être varié. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      • Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature 
      • Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données 
      • Assisting in Qualitative or Quantitative Analyses | Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives 
      • Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication 
      • Traduction ou résumé en français ou en anglais de documents 

      Kouami Seli APEDOME 

      Etudes internationales  

      Préférence de compétences linguistiques : French 

      Autres préférences : connaissances des logiciels statistiques ou Excel 

      Projet de recherche

      Je suis intéressé par tout sujet lié à la gestion des connaissances dans les organisations, la gestion des compétences et la gestion de la production. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      • Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature 
      • Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données 
      • Assisting in Qualitative or Quantitative Analyses | Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives 
      • Transcribing Data and/or Data Entry | Transcrire ou saisir des données 
      • Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances 
      • Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication 

      Samia Challal 

      Mathematics  

      Preferred language skills: None 

      Other Preferences:  very good at math ( A or A+ in math courses ) 

      Research Project

      The project explore some numerical methods (from Statistics or Analysis), writing algorithms and then solving problems by using the R programing Language. Problems from real world applications are explored. The student has the choice to work with Statistics or Calculus problems. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      • Assisting in Qualitative or Quantitative Analyses | Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives 
      • Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication 

      Andrew Dawson  

      Sociology  

      Preferred Language skills: English  

      Other preferences: No preference. Someone comfortable with basic Excel. 

      Research Project: 

      Data collection and entry (into Excel) of historical homicide data in Canada. The RAP student will be examining historical homicide rates in Canada and investigating the breakdown of homicide by gender and age. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      • Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données 

      Jerzy Kowal  

      Hispanic Studies / Linguistics and Language Studies 

      Preferred language skills: English and French 

      Other preferences: Knowledge of Office 365, knowledge of Zoom, be interested in glottopolitics 

      Research project:

      Linguistic Diversity in Canada. Brief description: This new research project will examine linguistic diversity as one of the defining traits of Canada. Together with the professor, the student research assistant will conduct research on official bilingualism, the centrality of indigenous languages, and the wide array of “immigrant languages” and explore how they have contributed to shaping the country’s social, political and cultural realities. In the project’s first year, the research will primarily focus on collecting data, bibliographical sources and reviewing empirical studies of linguistic diversity. There will also be interviews with principal actors of linguistic diversity in Canada. The student will be given the training to use various data banks and be introduced to online resources on language diversity. All research, and meetings, will be conducted online. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete: 

      • Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature 
      • Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données 
      • Transcribing Data and/or Data Entry | Transcrire ou saisir des données 
      • Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances 

       

      Willem Maas – Political Science 

      A combination of the Whole-Comm project (http://www.yorku.ca/maas/wholecomm.htm) and a research project on the political history of Canadian citizenship and nationality law and policy. 

      Preferred language skills: English-only suffices. Competence in other modern European languages would be an asset. 

      Other preferences : Political Science majors preferred. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete: 

      Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature 

      Transcribing Data and/or Data Entry | Transcrire ou saisir des données 

      Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication 

      Dan Berbecel- Political Science 

      Preferred language skills: English-only suffices.  

      Other preferences: I would prefer a student with an interest in Political Science or International Studies (but this is not mandatory, and I am open to students across all majors). 

      I am not sure yet what the project(s) will be for the next academic year, but my research will certainly be in the area of comparative politics (basically international politics). I compare the political systems of different countries, especially countries in Latin America (this is the region that I generally focus on). Some of the things I look at are democratic institutions (the presidency, congress, the judiciary), democracy and democratization more generally, political parties, and state institutions. I am specifically very interested in issues of presidential power, and the conditions under which presidents will be able to concentrate power. I am also interested in issues of economic development, state intervention in the economy, and neoliberal reforms. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete: 

      • Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature 
      • Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données 
      • Assisting in Qualitative or Quantitative Analyses | Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives 
      • Transcribing Data and/or Data Entry | Transcrire ou saisir des données 
      • Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication 

       

      This project will mostly focus on the transcription of letters sent to the federal government in 1974-1975 as part of the campaign to designate the beaver as a national animal of Canada. This campaign led to the successful passage of a private member’s bill. 

      Preferred language skills : Most of the research will be in English, but a knowledge of French is desirable. 

      Other preferences: Canadian Studies, History, or Political Science majors may be most interested in this project. The research involves entering data into a spreadsheet. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      Assisting in Qualitative or Quantitative Analyses | Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives 

      Transcribing Data and/or Data Entry | Transcrire ou saisir des données 

      Betsey Price – Department of Multidisciplinary Studies 

      Preferred language skills: Any language skills related to a student’s education at Glendon 

      Any research apprentice engaged in this project would find that it has a number of foci. The primary one this coming year will be to assist in the preparation of a volume of scholarly essays on the subject of Food/Non-Food (about food waste), which was launched with a Call for Papers in late Winter 2022. Another is research for a conference paper on the theme of “Building Ecosystems/Selling Natures: At the Edge of Environments and Economies”. A third could be assistance with the planning and execution of a Glendon Garden, with a focus course and other garden-focused student activities with regards to educational materials and learning outcomes. The fourth is a Food Waste Log data collection exercise. There is something for many a student!!! 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete: 

      Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature 

      Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données 

      Assisting in Qualitative or Quantitative Analyses | Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives 

      Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances 

      Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication 

      Hispanic Community Narratives is a participatory community project of life stories and oral history of Hispanic immigrants in the GTA. We collect and write the stories of selected participants through different collaborative methodologies. These stories allow us to investigate concepts such as the narrative articulation of individuals and communities, narrative agency, and digital narrative activism. 

      Preferred language skills: English and intermediate to advanced Spanish. 

      Other preferences: Spanish, Translation or Communications major. Knowledge of WordPress. 

      Additional information: The RAP student will work with the digital archive of community narratives. If the student doesn’t have knowledge of WP, they will receive basic training. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete: 

      Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données 

      Transcribing Data and/or Data Entry | Transcrire ou saisir des données 

      Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances 

      Elaine Coburn – International Studies

      The research is about learning to carry out short interviews for publications with feminist scholars, activists, and artists, for the Centre for Feminist Research “Feminisms in Focus” and “Feminist Dispatches”. There is a special emphasis on feminisms from the margins, especially anti-racist and Indigenous feminisms. Students will learn to quickly do research about the contributions of their interviewee, prepare short interviews, clean up and edit transcripts. Students receive 100% author credit for the publications carried out under supervision

      Preferred language skills: Either

      Other preferences: Interesting in learning effective writing skills for general publics.

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete: 

      Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature

      Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données

      Assisting in Qualitative or Quantitative Analyses | Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives

      Transcribing Data and/or Data Entry | Transcrire ou saisir des données

      Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances

      Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication

      Andrée-Anne Cormier – Philosophy and Certificate in Law and Social Thought 

      My research is in contemporary political philosophy and ethics. I work on the question of what the liberal state and individuals should do, if anything, about the growing problems of loneliness and social isolation in contemporary societies like Canada. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete: 

      Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature 

      Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication 

      Other: translating, editing and reading  

      Preferred language skills: English (must be excellent) 

      List of any additional information: Looking for a student enrolled in the Certificate in Law and Social Thought 

      Other preferences: Interested in contemporary philosophy 

      Projet 1: L’apprenti.e chercheur/chercheuse appuiera l’équipe Camerise avec la conception d’un processus d’enquête et de recherche, qui sera ensuite piloté dans un cours FLS secondaire. L’apprenti.e chercheur/chercheuse appuiera les élèves de la classe pilote avec leur enquête sur un sujet qui les passionne. Il y aura des opportunités de collaborer avec des organismes francophones pour proposer des problématiques authentiques aux élèves. Il/elle développera aussi des connaissances sur la littératie numérique et propriété intellectuelle. À la fin du projet, l’apprenti.e chercheur/chercheuse participera dans l’évaluation de l’impact du travail accompli.

      Préférence de compétences linguistiques : Fonctionnellement bilingue

      Autre préférences: Intérêt pour les méthodologies de recherche et d’enquête. Expérience ou intérêt pour le mentorat des élèves au niveau secondaire. Expérience ou intérêt pour la collaboration avec des organismes francophones externes. Compétence numérique intermédiaire.

      les tâches: Assister à une revue de la littérature, Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives, Transcrire ou saisir des données; Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication


      Projet 2: L’apprenti.e chercheur/chercheuse utilisera ses compétences d’enquête et de communication pour appuyer l’équipe Camerise avec la recherche et la conception d’un processus de planification d’activités en français, qui sera ensuite piloté dans un cours FLS secondaire. L’apprenti.e chercheur/chercheuse développera des liens interpersonnels avec les élèves de la classe pilote pour les appuyer dans la création d’une leçon sur un sujet qui les passionne. Ceci se fera en collaboration avec l’enseignant.e. Il/elle aidera ensuite avec l’organisation d’un événement pour reconnaître les réussites des élèves (concours, foire, certificats, etc.) À la fin du projet, l’apprenti.e chercheur/chercheuse participera dans l’évaluation de l’impact du travail accompli.

      Préférence de compétences linguistiques : Fonctionnellement bilingue

      Autre préférences:Intérêt pour la conception et l’expérimentation des activités dans les salles de classe. Expérience ou intérêt pour le mentorat des élèves au niveau secondaire. Compétence numérique intermédiaire.

      les tâches: Aider à la collecte de données, Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances; Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication


      Projet 3: L’apprenti.e chercheur/chercheuse appuiera l’équipe Camerise et le bureau de la Formation Continue à Glendon avec l’adaptation et l’animation des ateliers proposés à Glendon de façon présentielle et de façon virtuelle. Le projet cible une gamme d’activités développées les années précédentes. L’apprenti.e chercheur/chercheuse aidera avec les modifications du contenu, du format, ou des publics de ces ateliers. Il y aura des opportunités de collaborer avec des organismes externes, tel que Canadian Parents for French. À la fin du projet, l’apprenti.e chercheur/chercheuse participera dans l’évaluation de l’impact du travail accompli.

      Préférence de compétences linguistiques : Fonctionnellement bilingue

      Autre préférences: Expérience ou intérêt pour l’animation d’ateliers en présentiel ou en virtuel.

      les tâches:Aider à la collecte de données, Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances,  Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication

      Duncan Appleton 

      Drama and Creative Arts Major 

      I would like some help updating the Yorkspace archive at Frost library of Theatre Glendon, and then to create an exhibition on the history of some of the shows that have been produced at Theatre Glendon that can be displayed in the hallway leading to YH 190. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete: 

      Transcribing Data and/or Data Entry | Transcrire ou saisir des données 

      Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances 

      Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication 

       
      Preferred language skills 

      English and French preferred 

      Other preferences 

      experience in theatre or video production, especially at Theatre Glendon 

      Shanna Lino  

      Hispanic Studies 

       
      Brief description 

      This research project entails the methodologies-based development a survey of current research in Disability and/or Deaf studies and its application to literary, art, and/or film analysis. The student researcher will learn about employing appropriate search engines, selection methods for developing a relevant bibliography, producing an annotated bibliography, and ultimately a research paper and/or conference abstract. Once the theoretical bibliography is complete, the student will work in conjunction with me to identify a work of art, literature, or film of interest that they are already familiar with and about which we could conduct an analytical reading through Disability and/or Deaf  

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete: 
      Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances 

      Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication 

      Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature 

      Assisting in Qualitative or Quantitative Analyses | Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives 

      Preferred Language Skills  

      English suffices. Asset if has knowledge of Spanish or French. 

      Other Preferences:  

      Preference for someone already interested in Disability Studies and/or Deaf Studies and/or Cultural Studies. 

       

      Josée Rivest 

      Psychology 

      The student will help prepare a survey to keep track of demographic information about students registered in psychology.  A literature review of other surveys about topics such as bilingualism will be completed.  A survey will be drafted to keep demographic data on students in psychology over years.  In this survey, student’s types of bilingualism, their future career/academic goals (ex. do students intend to apply to another professional program and to graduate studies?), and reasons to choose Glendon College will be assessed.  A worksheet wwill be designed to match this survey so that data can be kept and compiled over years.  Working in French or English is possible. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature;Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances;Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication; 

      Other Preferences: Must write well in English — can interact in French or in English. The student must be a good writer, Must write well in English — can interact in French or in English 

      Maissaa Almustafa 

      Political Science 

      This RAP position is to assist Dr. Almustafa with her book manuscript, Contemporary Narratives of Exile: Rethinking Refugee Protection Worldwide. The book examines journeys of refugees in search for protection and discusses the global crisis of protection through the lens of Syrian refugee experiences. The main tasks include editing, proofing, completing the bibliographic completion. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication; 

      Other Preferences: knowledge of WordPress. Strong written English required. Detail-oriented, Accurate, Knowledge of forced displacement is preferred. 

      Swann Paradis 

      Études françaises 

      Répertorier des articles et construire des index sur deux principaux sujets : l’histoire naturelle au XVIIIe siècle et la “transcréation” cinématographique d’ouvrages littéraires. L’essentiel en français, mais aussi en anglais.  

      Préférence de compétences linguistiques : Compétence intermédiaire en français ; anglais un atout. 

      Autres préférences :  Spécialisation en études françaises, éducation, histoire ou théâtre et arts visuels. Une bonne connaissance des banques de données en ligne en français serait un atout. 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication 

      Saki Takao 

      Psychology  

      I’m working on visual perception using visual illusions, mostly size perception. This is the study that how humans perceive an object size using contextual information. 

      Preferred Language Skills  

      English-only suffices 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature;Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données;Assisting in Qualitative or Quantitative Analyses | Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives;Transcribing Data and/or Data Entry | Transcrire ou saisir des données;Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances;Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication; 

      Kathryn Barber 

      Political Science  

      Whole-COMM study: an international, cross-comparative research project examining immigrant integration in small and medium-sized centres 

      Preferred Language Skills  

      English (fluent) and French (functional) 

      Other Preferences:  

      Ability to learn new technologies 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances;Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication;Transcribing Data and/or Data Entry | Transcrire ou saisir des données;Assisting in Qualitative or Quantitative Analyses | Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives; 

      Gerald Young 

      Psychology  

      I have two major lines of research, and they involve new concepts and literature reviews, not data gathering and experiments. The first track concerns development, and I am writing articles on child development, child ethics, and child lateralization of brain function. The second concerns psychological injury and law, and I am writing articles on malingering. There are 4-5 articles in each track. The latter articles are still in preparation with colleagues, so there is a lot of references to enter a the end of the articles. Students can help the current RA with that task, especially for ones on the many psychological tests in the area. As for the development articles, there is some literature to add to an article that received a resubmit with minor corrections and a figure to update with Figma.  

      Preferred Language Skills  

      English 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete: 

      Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication; 

      Mohammad, Shams 

      Psychology 

      Under certain circumstances, locating objects in the environment can be largely erroneous. Our goal is to gain more knowledge about how the human visual system locates objects in the environment by taking advantage of visual illusions that reveal an enormous mislocalization. To this end we may survey the existing models, run psychophysics on human subjects, track their eye movements, develop new models and run computer simulations. 

      Preferred Language Skills  

      English 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données;Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature;Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication; 

      Other Preferences: Familiarity with scientific literature, familiarity with quantitative psychological experiments, computer programming, statistics 

      Muriel Péguret et Eric Keunne

      Études francophones

       

      Il s’agit de mettre en place un cours suivant la méthode de Globally Networked Learning et d’en étudier l’impact sur les étudiants. L’objectif de ce cours est de proposer une expérience des différences culturelles dans le monde de l’éducation de divers pays ou diverses régions de la francophonie. Les étudiant.e.s sont lancé.e.s ensemble dans une enquête active et interactive pour observer, dialoguer, comparer, créer collaborativement et analyser les différences d’approches éducatives le but de développer leurs compétences de communication en français à l’écrit et à l’oral, leurs compétences interculturelles, leurs connaissances des politiques éducatives et indirectement leur compréhension de l’internationalisation de l’éducation et de la gestion de projets éducatifs. Quelques exemples de thèmes abordés seront : les chocs culturels, les attentes pédagogiques, la façon de communiquer, les notions de diversité, équité et inclusion, les standards éthiques…

       

      Préférence de compétences linguistiques 

      first language French or highly skilled in French and functionally bilingual

       

      Autres préférences : 

      knowledge of Google Doc and Spreadsheet

       

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:

      Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature;Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données;Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances;Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication;

      Richard Lalonde

      Psychology

       

      Préférence de compétences linguistiques  : English will suffice.

      I am looking for a research assistant who will help one of my PhD students who is doing work on cultural influences in person perception.

       

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données;

       

      Other Preferences:  

      Psychology major. This work may involve in person data collection

      Gillian McGillivray

      History

      My research project, Sugar and Power in Brazil, answers two major socio-economic questions about the world’s fifth largest country: how did Brazil avoid a major social revolution? and how did São Paulo become one of the most successful agro-industrial regions of the developing world? Primary sources from Brazil and from United States diplomats help to answer these questions by tracing the rise of the Brazilian state and the tensions between workers, farmers, and industrialists in three major sugar zones of the country- two older ones in the Northeast and Rio de Janeiro and the contemporary powerhouse of São Paulo.

      Click here to have information about the research project: mcgillivrayg.wordpress.com

       

      Préférence de compétences linguistiques   Knowledge of Portuguese would be ideal, but English-language also acceptable.

       

      Other Preferences:  

      International Studies, Sociology, Economics or Political Science students would be exposed to theory and methodological training working with the project, no need for it to be a History student.

       

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature;Assisting in Qualitative or Quantitative Analyses | Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives;Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances;Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication;

      Sabine Dreher  

      International Studies  

      Sustainability Initiatives around food at Canadian Universities. I need someone who is able to research student led initiatives around sustainability and food at Canadian Universities and develop either a web site or a document with hyperlinks or a link tree. This research should also include academic articles on student initiatives around food in North America more generally (kitchens, gardens, composting, cooking). 

      Preferred Language Skills: English and French 

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:   

      Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature;Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données;Assisting with Knowledge Mobilization | Contribuer à la mobilisation des connaissances;creation of a web site in cooperation with the Project commons; 

      My proposed research project, titled “Lessons from Canada: Untangling the legal Complexities of the Secessionist Crisis in Cameroon”, primarily aims to assess the legality under international law, of the Anglophone claims/actions to secede from Cameroon, and to explore the Canadian’s experience in dealing with the secessionist movement of Quebec, in view to propose a legal and institutional framework to resolve the Cameroonian secessionist conflict. Other objectives include a comprehensive analysis of the right to secession under international and domestic law, and the lawfulness of the means used to achieve this goal, as they apply to the Cameroonian context.

      Preferred language skills : First language English, and functionally bilingual.

      Other preferences: Political Science major, Legal studies, International Studies, Human Rights, International Law; Knowledge of Microsoft Applications or any other research technologies.

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      Assisting with Literature Review | Assister à une revue de la littérature;

      Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication;

      Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données;

      In 2009 with my now retired colleague, Dr Margaret Manson, we conducted around fifteen interviews with dance artists of South Asian descent, mostly based in Toronto. The interview key questions focused on the transformations of dance traditions in a diasporic city like Toronto. Now nearly fifteen years later, I would like to revisit that material and used it as a basis for a new set of interviews to measure how much have things changed in this period. The first step and main focus of the research will be to transform the 2009 interviews into manageable data, with digitization, transcription and indexing of the original tapes.

      Preferred language skills : English-only suffices

      Other preferences: Interest in the performing arts, interest in diasporic communities, familiarity with the South Asian community

      Types of tasks the student mentee will complete:  

      Assisting in Data Collection | Aider à la collecte de données;Assisting in Qualitative or Quantitative Analyses | Aider aux analyses qualitatives ou quantitatives;

      Transcribing Data and/or Data Entry | Transcrire ou saisir des données;

      Assisting in Preparing Presentations, Documents, or Manuscripts for Publication | Aider à la préparation de présentations, de documents ou de manuscrits pour la publication;

      Student Testimonials

      Serena Aprile, 1st-year student, Sociology, RAP, Winter 2022,

      “I have learned so much from the program and the transferable skills I’ve gained have already benefitted me in other areas of my life. The RAP has been an incredible learning experience and I’d love to [continue to] take part in the RAP again. The mentorship I received was extremely helpful, I’ve had an incredible experience learning from my professor and the skills I have gained can be easily transferred to other areas of my life. I also love that I feel supported by others in the RAP and enjoy learning about strategies they use to manage their work.”

      Laken Hobson, 3rd-year student, Philosophy & International Studies, RAP, Spring 2021,

      “I think the part of RAP that I have most benefitted from is learning from my mentor and having the opportunity to learn what goes on “behind the scenes” during the research process. I’ve picked up skills that I hadn’t even considered the benefits of until I picked them up. In editing some of my mentor’s work, I’ve had the opportunity to refine my own. I’ve also really appreciated the networking opportunity RAP provides–through my mentor, I had the chance to talk with older students/alums about their experiences in programs like the RAP and even their work as TAs. It’s been really nice to have the experience of others available to me as I navigate my own path in the research field.”

      Jacob Jongkind, 1st-year student, International Studies, Winter 2022,

      “Participating in the RAP has given me many valuable experiences in the world of academia beyond what one gets from pursuing their studies in a classroom setting. For example, this program has allowed me to see both sides of the research process as I was able to see the final stages of publication as well as assist in beginning our own new research initiative. I have been able to connect with many people both at Glendon and from around the world and also had the chance to collaborate and work with a variety of other groups and organizations on campus. Overall, my involvement with the RAP has been very rewarding and has given me the opportunity to pursue other areas of interest outside the scope of my major.