DARE U to get your submissions in by Jan. 24 for this new undergrad research award

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) is inviting undergraduate students to apply for the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE).

DARE is intended to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research projects supervised by LA&PS faculty members. The purpose of the award is to connect students and faculty via the faculty member’s research project.

Up to 30 awards are available in 2018, the competition’s inaugural year. Each student who receives a DARE award will conduct their research during the summer and receive $5,000.

“Research, scholarship and creativity constitute the soul of a university. Our undergraduate students repeatedly express their keenness for research in my interactions with them. While such opportunities are usually available to undergraduates in STEM fields, they are quite limited in others. DARE is a modest effort to offer a meaningful intellectual experience to our students — to advance their development as scholars, researchers, creators and co-producers of knowledge,” says LA&PS Dean Ananya Mukherjee-Reed. “As indicated by the research projects, LA&PS faculty work on a vast array of stimulating topics. Our students will benefit greatly by participating in these projects. I am immensely grateful to the donors whose support has made DARE possible and the faculty mentors who are offering this invaluable experience to our students.”

The program is open to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in any degree within the Faculty, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 7.0. Students should have completed at least 48 credits by the time they take up the award. They are also eligible to apply for DARE in their graduating year.

Students should submit their resumé and expression of interest directly to the professors on whose projects they would like to work, even if the professor’s field is different than the student’s major. It is recommended that students apply to two or three different projects that are of interest.

There is a two-stage application process, and the first deadline that students must meet is providing a resumé and an expression of interest by 4pm on Jan. 24.

All the research project opportunities and complete application information can be found at laps.yorku.ca/dare.

This is the full list of DARE projects:

Project Postings Supervisor Department Deadline to apply
Quantifying Reproduction: Colonialism, Birth and Women’s Health in the South Western Pacific Islands (1906-1980) Sandra Widmer Anthropology Jan. 24, 2018
Archival Text Transcription Naomi Adelson Anthropology Jan. 24, 2018
Decolonizing the Academy: Indigenizing the Curriculum Seven Generations in the Future Elizabeth Brule Equity Studies Jan. 24, 2018
Hindi-Urdu Heritage Teaching in Light of Language Ideology and Language Politics Shobna Nijhawan  DLLL Jan. 24, 2018
Ownership, Control & Regulation of the Internet of Things Natasha Tusikov  Social Science Jan. 24, 2018
Rail Safety Game  Ali Asgary  DEM/ADMS Jan. 24, 2018
 Italian food, language and social media Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano  DLLL Jan. 24, 2018
Financial Inclusion, Fintech and Alternative Consumer Financial Services Brenda Spotton Visano  Econ/SPPA Jan. 24, 2018
Financial Inclusion and Access to Mainstream Banking Services Brenda Spotton Visano  Econ/SPPA Jan. 24, 2018
Purge, Purify, Clarify: Digital Humanities Database R. Darren Gobert English  Jan. 24, 2018
Human Rights in the Age of Surveillance (book project) Maggie Quirt  Equity Studies  Jan. 24, 2018
A paleoenvironmental approach for assessing present-day ecosystem sensitivity to thawing permafrost Jennifer Korosi  Geography  Jan. 24, 2018
Small patchy wetlands, Southern Iceland: Linkages between soil type and moisture dynamics Kathy L. Young  Geography  Jan. 24, 2018
Shape stability of phenomena as assessed from mulit-scale vertical profile UAV imagery Tarmo K Remmel  Geography  Jan. 24, 2018
The Morphology & Formation of Mima Mounds Peter Long  Geography  Jan. 24, 2018
The Prime Ministers and the Jews David Koffman  History  Jan. 24, 2018
Boko Haram, Islamic Protest and National Security Paul E. Lovejoy History Jan. 24, 2018
Expressive Cultures of the African Diaspora Paul E. Lovejoy History Jan. 24, 2018
“Improvising the law of copyright in music: music publishers, composers, and copyright litigation in Great Britain from 1777 to 1842” Roger S. Fisher Humanities Jan. 24, 2018
Be/longing: Somali Girls in Toronto Andrea Davis Humanities Jan. 24, 2018
Kinds of Minds Kristin Andrews Philosophy Jan. 24, 2018
Global Employment Standards Database Leah Vosko Political Science Jan. 24, 2018
Canada and the UN Human Rights Committee Jacqueline Krikorian Political Science Jan. 24, 2018
Canada’s Temporary Labour Migration Programs: Policy Changes, Policy Effects, and Migrant Resistance Ethel Tungohan Politics Jan. 24, 2018
Militarisation and Popular Culture in Canada David Mutimer Politics Jan. 24, 2018
A media ceiling? Gender representation in print news-media photographs of public servants Caroline Dufour Politics Jan. 24, 2018
Sustainability through Ecosystem Health: On-line Information Portal Peter Khaiter Information Technology Jan. 24, 2018
Urban Big Data Analytics for Location-Based Services Xiaohui Yu Information Technology Jan. 24, 2018
Urbanization, gender and the global south: a transformative knowledge network Linda Peake Social Science Jan. 24, 2018
Evolving Legal Services: Measuring Impact on Access to Justice Lesley Jacobs Social Science Jan. 24, 2018
Vanishing North: Visualizing and (re)imagining climate change in the Canadian Arctic Matt Tegelberg and Anita Lam Social Science Jan. 24, 2018
Refugee Vetting Process Ozgun Topak Social Science Jan. 24, 2018
Conjugal Slavery in War research Partnership Annie Bunting Social Science/ Tubman Institute Jan. 24, 2018
Theorizing practice, practicing theories Soma Chatterjee Social Work Jan. 24, 2018
Antifa and alt-right: movement/counter-movement dynamics in the post-Trump era Lesley Wood Sociology Jan. 24, 2018
Citizenship and Employment Precarity Luin Goldring Sociology Jan. 24, 2018
The making of “Greektown”. Mapping Greek presence in Toronto, 1950s – 1970s Athanasios (Sakis) Gekas History Jan. 24, 2018
Towards Digital Sovereignty – Inclusive and Sustainable Development through the Indigenous Friends Mobile App Stephen Chen Information Technology Jan. 24, 2018
Walk the Walk: Experiential learning and university campus field trips Zoë Newman Sociology Jan. 24, 2018
Canadian Community Radio Anne MacLennan Communication Studies Jan. 24, 2018
Protesting Poverty Anne MacLennan Communication Studies Jan. 24, 2018
Remembering Radio Anne MacLennan Communication Studies Jan. 24, 2018
Energy Transitions and Living in the City: Adaptations and Vulnerabilities Concerning Home and Mobility in the Greater Toronto Area Karl Schmid Anthropology Jan. 24, 2018
Edward Bernays, Doris Fleischman Bernays, and the History of “Commodity Feminist” Marketing Julie E. Dowsett Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Jan. 24, 2018
Reading Indigenous legal spaces David Szablowski Social Science Jan. 24, 2018
Does Microinsurance Have a Role to Play in Improving the Lives of Low-Income Individuals in Canada? Ida Ferrara and Tsvetanka Karagyozova Economics Jan. 24, 2018
Working conditions and gender dynamics in the global garment industry: A comparative study of Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Lesotho and Vietnam Kelly Pike Human Resources & Management Jan. 24, 2018