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Scholar’s Electives at Huron is a select community of high-achieving students working collaboratively in an enriched learning environment. Scholar’s Electives students enrol in this program in addition to their Honors degree courses. Students develop transferable research skills through interdisciplinary coursework, participation in workshops, working one-on-one with faculty mentors to develop and conduct a research project, and the opportunity to communicate their research through conference presentations and publications.

Purpose: The Scholar's Electives program offers students with outstanding academic potential the flexibility to achieve personal and unique academic goals through faculty mentorship, networking with like-minded students, and participation in extracurricular activities and initiatives.

By graduation, Scholar’s Electives students will:

•    Have a sophisticated understanding of diverse research methods and information literacy practices, 
•    Apply this knowledge to design and produce research-based solutions relevant to global and local problems, and 
•    Develop professional capacities and critical reflection through mentorship and engagement in a community of learning and practice.

Admission Requirements:

• Students apply for admission to the Scholar’s Electives program prior to registration in first year of a BA, BMOS degree program. Scholar’s Electives is a limited enrolment program, open to full-time students having at least a 90% admission average.

• Selection will be determined by a Selection Committee on the basis of grades and a supplementary statement of interest indicating potential area of research focus. 

Scholar’s Electives Program Supplemental Application 

Program Requirements:

The Scholar's Electives program includes an honors degree, with either an Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules, as well as the 3.0 courses of the Scholar's Electives Program. The Honors Specialization or the Major modules may be standard modules offered by departments, or theme areas designed by the student with the support of Faculty mentors and approved by the Dean.

For further information click on the Academic Calendar. 

  • As I conduct my research in the field I always ask myself: ‘how can I make this process more collaborative, more horizontal?
    Lucas Savino, PhD, Assistant Professor, Centre for Global Studies
    Dr. Lucas Savino conducts research fieldwork in Patagonia
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  • Speak to your peers, discuss your thoughts, and share your discoveries. Through this, ideas can and will grow.
    Dr. Amanda Di Ponio publishes book exploring world of theatre and drama
    November 2018
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  • Dr. He’s project will fill a scholarly gap by examining the literary works written by both well-studied writers and under-examined women authors.
    November 2018
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Key Contacts

Deanne van Tol, PhD

Coordinator, Teaching & Research
519.438.7224 ext. 343

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                  Monday - Friday

Rachel Melis, PHD

Teaching and Learning Librarian (Interim)
519.438.7224 ext. 235
Huron Library