As a graduate student in the
Stutchbury lab you will learn skills in research and experimental
design, science writing, and oral communication. Dr. Stutchbury
has published over 100 research articles and 3 books, and provides
detailed feedback on writing and seminars. Weekly lab meetings
encourage critical thinking and a view of the behind-the-scenes of
science and publishing. Students receive support to attend one
national/international conference per year. In addition, the graduate
program requirements also foster skill development through course work,
progress reports, and seminars.
MSc students in Biology at
York U must take 6 credits of course work, which includes a mandatory
1.5 credit "Critical Skills in Ecology and Evolution" course. The
emphasis here is to develop skills in developing research questions and
communicating in writing and orally. Other courses available
include Biostatistics (3.0 credits) and Conservation Biology (1.5
PhD students in Biology at
York U typically do not take graduate courses but may do so if they need
to fill gaps in their knowledge and skills.
All students must undergo a
formal research progress evaluation in April, which includes a written
report and oral presentation to their supervisory committee. Students
also must present in the Graduate Seminar Series.
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