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About the Courses
The UVic Interdisciplinary Research Practicum graduate courses are a unique opportunity for students to undertake an applied research project in collaboration with a community organization.
Students work collaboratively with representatives in the community to plan and conduct a research project (for example, designing a program evaluation, a needs assessment, conducting a literature review) on which they make a final presentation.
The courses are complemented with lectures on themes like cultural differences between universities, community, governments and industry; gaps in transfer and translation of knowledge; building partnerships; ethics; research methods; applying research to policy and practice, etc.
This course will provide opportunities for students interested in applied or action oriented research and/or careers, to network with government and community organizations or to develop a thesis/dissertation research project. Due to the interdisciplinarity of the projects expected from the community, well suited students may come from a wide variety of programs at UVic.
Students may receive financial assistance (up to $200) for transportation, copying, presentation materials, and other approved expenses.