Undergraduate Opportunities

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to learn research methods throughout their academic programs, culminating in group design projects in the graduating year. However, there are additional extra-curricular opportunities available for students interested in actively pursuing research further. Please read the information below for how to become involved.


UMSERG is a student-run organization that exists to provide the student body in the Faculty of Engineering with information and guidance in regards to the fields of research at the University of Manitoba. UMSERG works with the faculty, students and industry in order to further student interest and involvement in research. The group looks to bring together students interested in research within the Faculty to discuss current events and provide guidance, if looking to pursue research based employment opportunities and/or graduate studies. For more information, visit the UMSERG website.



The Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are meant to stimulate your interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage you to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. If you would like to gain research experience in an academic setting, these awards can provide you with financial support through your host university. The National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) encourages qualified Aboriginal students to apply to this program.

The number of awards is limited each year and therefore becoming a successful recipient is a competitive process. The Dean's Office contacts all undergraduate students every December to provide application information. The deadline to apply is mid-January of each year.

University of Manitoba Undergraduate Research Award

Professors at the University of Manitoba, through their research, scholarly work and creative activities are contributing to the cultural, economic, health and social well-being of the citizens of Manitoba, Canada and the world. Professors work individually or in teams to analyze challenging and complex issues to make our lives better and more meaningful. They collectively bring more than $160 million from external sources, on a competitive basis, to support their research, scholarly work and creative activities and to nurture young minds to become trailblazers, pioneers, and innovators.

The University of Manitoba offers undergraduate students an exciting opportunity to compete for 1 of up to 82 awards to be mentored full-time with a professor of their choice for 16 weeks, to receive a $6,000 award, and to gain valuable experience in their field of interest.