Jackman Scholars-in-Residence (SiR) is an annual 4-week undergraduate residency in humanities and social science research. SiR seeks to foster students’ research abilities, create a multidisciplinary community of students and faculty, and pioneer a collaborative, team-based model of experiential learning in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. Each year, 100+ Students live in St. George College residences, or at U of T Mississauga or U of T Scarborough (depending upon project location) while working for 20-hours / week on faculty research projects. Scholars also attend multidisciplinary workshops on research methodologies and protocol, roundtable discussions with leading U of T faculty, and team-building excursions across the GTA.
BENEFITS TO STUDENTS
Scholars-in-Residence provides students with measurable gains in research skills and confidence in their subject areas, as well as portable research skills applicable to a wide variety of disciplines and careers. As a research residency, SiR is centrally committed to providing students with opportunities to develop meaningful bonds with their peers, project supervisors, and with the University of Toronto. Students are compensated with free room and board and a $1000 scholarship.
At a time when student isolation has emerged as a critical concern, participants often emphasize the sense of community fostered by Scholars-in-Residence. “The whole experience made me feel a closer connection to the U of T,” one participant reported in an exit survey. “I can’t stress enough how much opportunities like this foster a sense of inclusion at the U of T.”
Scholars-in-Residence is a research community supported by the Jackman Humanities Institute; the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education; the Vice-Provost, Research and Innovation; UTM; UTSC; the St. George Colleges; and by Bader Philanthropies Inc. through Victoria University.