How to Conduct a Literature Search

As a third year undergraduate student, I can vouch that each of you have been or will be assigned at least one group or individual assignment that needs intensive research. You will need to gather information, select the most relevant data and finally cite your sources. So, how do you begin this literature search? The Internet

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A Day in the Life of a Project Engineer

To share the diversity of our National Young Leaders and their respective careers, we interviewed one of our mentors, Samira Ahmadi, about her previous work as a Project Engineer in Iran. Samira obtained her B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering at the Iran University of Science and Technology and worked as a project engineer for Servo Hydraulics

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5 Things Engineering Students Should Know

Welcome to engineering! Over the next few years, you will tackle mountains of assignments, confront difficult exams, and compete for coveted internship positions to earn your iron ring. This long and somewhat arduous journey can be made somewhat easier by keeping the below suggestions in mind. In most universities, the first year is common for

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Introducing our Back-to-School Advice Series

A few months, in a 400 level psychology class, I overheard two classmates discussing the paper that had been assigned. One classmate sighed,”The writing is fine but the citations are just the worst! I’m colour coding like 20 references and it’s hard to keep track of which one is what.” Her friend agreed,”I totally understand!

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Leader in the Spotlight: Karanbir Gill, Engineering Star

For this month’s Leader in the Spotlight, we are happy to present Karanbir Gill, a recent University of Alberta engineering graduate specializing in oil and gas. Read on to discover, among other things, Karanbir’s next steps, career-wise, and his thoughts on renewable energy. 1) Describe the single most influential factor in your decision to pursue an education and career in

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Two of University’s Most Stubborn Obstacles & Potential Solutions

Below, Alex Harding, a 3M National Student Fellow, shares his winning 3M application response to the following topic: “Challenges in Post-Secondary Education” — We are incredibly fortunate to have a post-secondary system as strong as Canada’s,  but it is our responsibility as the next generation of students to identify our weaknesses and improve upon them. We

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