Thursday, July 17, 2014

CUC Partners with Lacombe Research Centre for Internships in Biological Research

Dr. Manuel Juarez, from the Lacombe Research Centre, shown with
Dr. Bruce Buttler, far left, Dr. Mark Haynal, and Dr. Joy Fehr, far
right, recently visited campus to celebrate the agreement to host
CUC student interns.
Canadian University College is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Lacombe Research Centre for an internship in Biological Research. The internship is open to Canadian University College Biology majors in the Bachelor of Science program.

“This internship program adds to the richness and depth of our Biology degree,” says Joy Fehr, Vice Presidents of Academic Administration. “I believe this is a tremendous opportunity for our students in the Biology track to earn one full semester's worth of credit towards the completion of their degree while they also gain meaningful work experience.”

“For us it is a great resource,” says Dr. Manuel Juarez, Livestock Phenomics Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lacombe Research Centre. “In the past the Lacombe Research Centre has worked with CUC in bringing students to our lab and getting them involved in research experience and collaborating on projects. These have been short term. We are looking f­­orward to a longer relationship.”

With the internship opportunity at the Lacombe Research Centre, students in the Biology track will now gain practical real-world experiences, working in an active research environment. Graduates of the Biology track will have the best of what a university education can offer plus the experience of a workplace environment.

Graduates of the internship program will be open to job opportunities. Successful completion of both the education program and internship work assignment may result in temporary or permanent federal public service positions for which the students meets the merit criteria and conditions of employment." “I would like the students to see their opportunities, says Dr. Manuel Juarez. “With their experience and interest we can find the program where they can fit and with the proper funding in place we can establish a long-term relationship with Canadian University College and the students.

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