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Welcome, Mentees!

What Is REX?

The Research EXperience program (REX) aims to expose undergraduates to the world of research. By connecting undergraduate students to mentors who are graduate students or postdoctoral fellows, students with no prior experience are able to work on their very own theoretical research project of their choice. REX allows students to learn from experienced mentors, develop and sharpen their research skills, and present at one of Canada’s largest undergraduate research conferences, the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC).

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Become a REX Mentee
Looking to gain your first research experience? Want to get into research but have no idea where to start?

A REX student can be any undergraduate student interested in research, regardless of the field. We have mentors spanning Arts, Sciences, Applied Sciences, and Medicine. With over 100 mentors REX is among the largest student run mentorship programs in North America.

How Do I Apply?
Step 1

Read the mentor biographies - access link above

Step 2

Choose mentors whose research inspires you

Step 3

Answer the question: What interests me about this mentor?

Step 4

Pay your URO REX Application fee of $10

Step 5

Come to Mentee Info Night: Late Sept, Location TBA

Step 6

Fill out our online application - Opens Mid September

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What Is a REX Project?

A REX project is a research project proposal. While you probably will not be able to carry out this project at this time, it should be a feasible project to complete over the course of a Master’s or Ph.D. REX projects expose students to everything lab courses don’t – carrying out a project of interest to you, performing a complete literature review, and developing methods to answer your research question.
REX Resources
REX Example Posters
Looking for more info on REX? Contact Us!