News 2013-2014

MURSA Job Shadowing Posted: January 2nd, 2014

The annual MURSA Job Shadowing Opportunity is back! The 2014 applications are now out for this valuable, student­-recommended opportunity. Open to both MURSA members and non­members (preference given to members), this experience allows students to spend time in a research environment with an accomplished researcher from McMaster. Don’t miss this enriching learning experience. Applications are due on January 15th, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST, but do strive to submit yours before then, as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please contact mursaexecs@gmail.com if you have any questions. Good luck!

Download Application Form Here


Research Scholarships and Opportunities Night Followup Posted: October 16th, 2013

Thanks for everyone who came out to Research Scholarships and Opportunities Night and making the event a huge success. For those of you who couldn’t make it, a link to our Prezi presentation is now available here.


Research Scholarships and Opportunities Night Posted: October 7th, 2013

Want to find a research position or win a research scholarship? Come out to our Research Scholarships and Opportunities Night featuring presentations by professors and past scholarship award winners. Dr. Maikel Rheinstadter of the Department of Physics and Astronomy will be invited to present on how students should approach professors to get a research position in their lab.

This event is happening on Thursday, October 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in HSC 1A4. Note: the registration will begin at 6:30 pm and the actual event will begin at 7:00 pm.

Pizza will be provided to MURSA members. Membership sign-up will be available at the registration table.


Executive positions are now closed. Posted: September 27th, 2013

Thank you to all who turned in an application. You will be contacted soon with our decision.


Accepting applications for open executive positions! Posted: September 13th, 2013

Are you interested in joining the MURSA Executive Team? We currently have the following executive positions open:

First Year Rep

Many of our events are especially important for first year students. As First Year Rep, you would serve as a liason between MURSA and first year students, working with the rest of our Executive Team to ensure that our events are well­ timed and organized to be of maximum utility to first year students. You will also work with our Departmental Representatives to ensure that our events are well­ advertised to first year students. Please note that you must currently be in first year to apply for this position!

Creative Director

Do you have a knack for design and an eye for style? Then you may just be well­ suited for the position of Creative Director! The Creative Director will be responsible for the design of posters, logos, flyers and other materials as needed by MURSA. The Creative Director will also be expected to assist with updating the design of our website.

Departmental Representative

Departmental representatives are our primary liasons with individual departments and faculties at McMaster. As a Departmental Representative, you will be responsible for advertising our events to your faculty or department as well as participating in planning MURSA events that would benefit your faculty or department. Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for departmental representatives from Life Science, Health Science and Engineering.

Applications are now closed.


Slides from Introductory Session Posted: September 13th, 2013

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Introductory Session. We had a great turnout! For those of you who couldn’t make it, the presentation given during the session can be found here.


Introductory Session Posted: September 10th, 2013

Please come out to our Introductory Session, happening this Thursday, September 12th from 6:30­-8:00PM in IAHS 143. We’ll be talking about what MURSA is all about, introducing our 2013­2014 Executive Team and giving an overview of all the events we have planned out for you this year.

Be sure to RSVP here!


Thank you for stopping by at ClubsFest Posted: September 4th, 2013

Thank you to all of you who showed up for the 2013 ClubsFest! We had MANY students registered this year, and we can’t wait to work with all of you throughout the year!

If you have any ideas or questions, please let us know!

Also, if you would like to become a member, please email us with your name, program/year, email that you check most frequently, and student number!


A New Academic Year and ClubsFest Posted: August 19th, 2013

It’s the start of a new term at McMaster ­ our favourite time of the year since, beginning in September, we will be sharing with you the awesome events our executive has spent all summer carefully planning. For the past two years, MURSA has delivered highly successful workshops, lectures and other events that seek to inform undergraduates of available opportunities to get involved with scientific research.

Be sure to check out what exciting things we have planned for you in 2013­-2014 by stopping by our table (Table 127) at ClubsFest 2013 between 10AM and 2PM on Wednesday, September 4th. We’ll see you there!