Jackman Scholars-in-Residence (SiR) 2021 at U of T Scarborough

The Jackman Scholars-in-Residence (SiR) program is pleased to invite Applications for faculty supervisors for SiR 2021. The Jackman Scholars-in-Residence Program (SiR)  is an intensive 4-week residency in humanities and humanistic social-science research for upper-year undergraduates in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and life and physical sciences. Students typically live in residence, working 20hrs/week while participating in faculty-led, research-focused workshops, excursions, and roundtable discussions.

Deadline: The deadline for proposals for the upcoming May 2021 program is Wednesday, 25 November 2020.  For further information, and to submit proposals, email: Ira Wells, SiR Project Manager.

In light of the evolving COVID-19 public health emergency, Scholars-in-Residence has re-imagined summer research activities for May 2020. No on-campus research involving undergraduates is currently permitted at the University of Toronto, which offers us an exciting opportunity for innovation and for the creation of new online research communities.

Virtual Scholars-in-Residence (V-SiR) will be a unique undergraduate research program that utilizes virtual collaboration and training tools to conduct online research. Each V-SiR research project will use the most appropriate online tools available to address the specific needs of the project. Participating scholars will each receive a $1,000 Jackman Scholars Award on completion of the program.

Postponed to 2021:

The Beyond Bullying Project

Supervisor: Prof. Jessica Fields


2020 Virtual Scholars-in-Residence Projects at U of T Scarborough
  • Community-Engaged Learning in French: Creating Student Preparation Modules
    • Supervisor: Prof. Corinne Beauquis
  • Making Medical Inadmissibility in Canadian Immigration Law Visible: Drawing, Filming and Telling Ethnographic Stories
    • Supervisor: Prof. Laura Bisaillon
  • The Poetics and Potentials of Hip-Hop Archives
    • Supervisor: Prof. Mark Campbell
  • Investigating the Oberammergau Passion Play
    • Supervisor: Prof. Elliot Leffler
2019 Scholars-in-Residence Projects at U of T Scarborough


SiR is supported by the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean at U of T Scarborough, the Jackman Humanities Institute, the Vice-Provost Innovations in Undergraduate Education, the Vice-President Research and Innovation, UTM, the St. George Colleges, and Bader Philanthropies Inc. through Victoria University.