Meet Michelle Yuan
Faculty of Science | BSc in Cellular, Anatomical & Physiological Sciences
Areas of Expertise
- REX Program/First Year Opportunities
- Co-Op, NSERC, Worklearn/Paid Experiences
- Research Awards
- Contacting Labs/PIs/Profs
- Time Management/Professional Skills
- Research Communication (Presentations/Posters)
Research Experience: 2 years
My name is Michelle and I’m in my final year as a student in Cellular, Anatomical and Physiological Sciences (also known as CAPS, what a mouthful). Research used to always seem so daunting and inaccessible to me, but URO showed me that that really isn’t the case at all.
My first ever research experience was actually through the REX program. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to work in the cardiac MRI department at U of C, and I am just returning from my co-op year with the Vancouver Stroke Program at VGH. I’m also super passionate about research communication, and worked with a fantastic team last year to put together the UBC Undergraduate 3 Minute Thesis. My non-research related interests include drawing, making Spotify playlists for really specific moods, and testing out new recipes!
If you’re ever feeling kind of overwhelmed and nervous about research, trust me, you’re not alone! I know that exact feeling, and I’m always down to chat.
How did I first get into research?
I initially got into research through the REX program! I was so lucky to be paired with my mentor who provided so much support and guidance throughout the program. It was the perfect way for someone like me with no prior research experience to get a taste of the process and get to know the behind the scenes.