Student Research

Undergraduate and graduate students are integral to the research activiies underway at StFX.  Our faculty include students in their research programs, as well as supervise and mentor students undertaking independent research.  In addition to financial support provided directly by faculty members for student involvement in research, StFX provides student research funding through a number of internal and external funding sources.  For more information, please contact the Office of the Associate Vice President, Research and Graduate Studies.

Recent Student Research Success Stories at StFX:

Second-year science student Patrick O’Brien's research on giant sea slugs helps improve understanding of nervous system functions and biology StFX students research public awareness of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 calls to action 
StFX honours student explores criminal risk assessments for young offenders StFX sociology honours student's undergraduate thesis research accepted for journal publication
Mitacs grant enables research partnership on soil respiration Mitacs grant helps StFX, IORE look at career perceptions of Nova Scotia middle school students
 StFX master's student receives prestigious Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship  A true test of colour: StFX student publishes research on colour and marine fouling
 StFX physics student publishes second paper in top tier journal Human kinetics student presents StFX undergraduate work at major international conference
Eight StFX graduate students awarded Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarships for innovative research   Understanding the antifouling properties of a silicone compound in relation to marine invasive species subject of StFX research
 StFX nursing student wins top award at primarily graduate level conference  StFX environmental science students shine at Science Atlantic conference