Virtual Scholars-in-Residence (V-SiR) 2020 at UTSC

Join us Friday May 29 for the 2020 Virtual Scholar-in-Residence Research Colloquium

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to join our first Virtual Scholar-in-Residence Research Colloquium - Friday, May 29 from 3pm-5pm. 

Enjoy presentations from each of the 4 undergraduate research projects conducted by multi-disciplinary student teams:

2020 UTSC Scholars-in-Residence Projects

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


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 live in residence while participating in faculty-led, research-focused workshops, excursions, and roundtable discussions.

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.

For more information, including a schedule of V-SiR 2020 events, please contact Yolanda Yao, Project Coordinator, OVPD.

Postponed to 2021:

The Beyond Bullying Project

Supervisor: Prof. Jessica Fields


2019 UTSC Scholars-in-Residence Projects


SiR is supported by the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean at UTSC, 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.