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OUR Path to Research – Podcast

OUR Path to Research graphicAre you interested in getting involved in undergraduate research? The OUR is excited to announce the launch of the OUR Path To Research Podcast where your hosts Isaac Begun and Shanessa Furtado interview different students and professors across campus to learn about their research, how they achieved these positions, and the biggest tips they have for students looking to get involved.

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Episode 5 - Research after Undergrad with Mahsa Gholiof Listen Here

In this week’s episode of OUR Path to Research, Mahsa Gholiof shares her research journey. Mahsa completed her B.Sc. in the Life Sciences program at McMaster and is currently completing her graduate studies in medical science, where she continues to conduct clinical research related to women’s health. Mahsa shares the challenges she has faced as a researcher and tips she has for undergraduate students interested in health research.

Episode 4 - The Importance of Science Communication with Dr. Alexander Hall Listen Here

Dr. Alexander Hall, a science communication expert in the School of Interdisciplinary Science, delves into his journey towards researching the history of science in popular media, alongside his contributions at the Science and Society Lab. Dr. Hall highlights the significance of effective science communication and offers insights on how students can enhance this skill to succeed in their research careers.

Episode 3: How research can shape your undergraduate experience with Aileen Shanzeela Listen Here

Aileen Shanzeela, an undergraduate student in Medical and Biological Physics shares how getting involved in the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories experience at Chalk River helped direct her towards the field of research she currently specializes in. She also speaks about her experience as a thesis student and some of the biggest tips she has for students looking to get involved in research.

Episode 2: Undergraduate Research with Parth Arora Listen Here

Parth Arora, is a second year student in the integrated Science program at McMaster University. In this episode Parth shares his journey to his research position in the LIVE Lab at McMaster, what he is currently researching and some of his top tips for undergraduate researchers.

Episode 1 - Starting your Research Journey with Dr. Lyons Listen Here

Dr. Jim Lyons is a professor of Kinesiology and the Director of the OUR. In this episode Dr. Lyons shares his path to research, the history of the OUR and how we are cultivating equity, awareness, and accessibility within research opportunities for undergraduate students.