Session promises info on how and why to involve students in research

An online information session introducing the WE-Spark Student Volunteer Network is set for noon Friday, Oct. 29.

The institute has developed a team of post-secondary students working to support and advance health research across Windsor-Essex.

“Our WE-Spark student volunteers bring energy and enthusiasm to research teams,” says network co-ordinator Ryan Palazzolo. “They’re busy, dedicated, and hungry to learn.”

The students are matched with projects that align with their interests, and that best suit their talents, skills, and needs. Some specialities include data entry, collection and analytics, outreach and public education, digital communications, literature review, and proposal writing. Volunteers are drawn from St. Clair College, the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry (Windsor Campus), and the University of Windsor.

“We’re training the next generation of researchers, while creating and advancing research and innovation right here in our region. It’s a win-win all around,” Palazzolo says.

Friday’s session will provide details on the program and how WE-SPARK can connect you to trained volunteers who are ready to assist anyone interested in moving their projects forward. It is free and open to everyone; register here.

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