Summer Student Research Positions (NSERC/USRAs)


The Department of Computer Science is now accepting applications for NSERC and Departmental Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs), an opportunity for academically strong undergraduate students to get involved in computer science research activities within the Department, while at the same time providing summer employment from May to August. 

This is great opportunity to be exposed to research in Computer Science. Driving a research project builds a lot of skills, is great for the resume, and can result in publications, which help with scholarships and applications to graduate school. But for those moving directly into industry after graduation, the USRA is also a valuable opportunity. Managing a project and working on the cutting edge of computer science looks good to any employer. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed at least 1st year by the time the award is activated
  • Must be a full-time student (students in their final year are eligible)
  • Grade average of at least 75% (but competition is such that will need at least 80%)

(Note: the USRAs provided by NSERC, but not those of the Department, have the additional requirement that applicants be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.)

How to Apply

Visit the Computer Science main office (Thorv 178) for a copy of detailed instructions outlining the NSERC/USRAs application procedures. Additional information can be found online

*** Student Application Deadline: Friday, January 8, 2016 ***

For further information, contact Dr. Regan Mandryk (regan@cs.usask.ca).