Professors Sandra Schillo, Jonathan Linton, and Magda Donia will supervise three of the students selected for the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), helping them gain valuable experience in their field of study. Flipus Kurniawan Tjong of the Telfer School will work with professor Sandra Schillo; Amund Desmarais from the Faculty of Engineering will work with professor Jonathan Linton; and Talib Karamally of the Faculty of Social Sciences will work with Magda Donia.
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program provides undergraduate students with unique and exciting opportunities to explore research at the University of Ottawa while they define their professional goals. By participating in UROP, the students each receive a $1,000 award and devotes, during one academic term, at least 50 hours to the research project conducted by the faculty sponsor he or she has chosen. Each faculty sponsor receives $500 in research funds to support his or her involvement in the program. Since its inception, the program has doubled the number of placements it offers, rising from 140 in 2010 to 287 in 2012.