Why and how were specific identities prioritized in the selection process?

The Canada SROP was launched as an anti-racist initiative to support budding BIPOC researchers, with a focus on countering anti-Black racism and anti-Indigenous racism. Indigenous students were given the highest priority. Our funding structure required at least two spots to be filled by Indigenous applicants, because those spots were funded by the Faculty of ArtsContinue reading “Why and how were specific identities prioritized in the selection process?”

What is the Asynchronous Program?

BIPOC students who applied to the Canada SROP but were not selected for the full program were invited to join the “Canada SROP Asynchronous Program.” The Asynchronous Program will effectively be a “members only” section of the Canada SROP Website. Every Friday from the weeks of June 7 – July 30, students in the AsynchronousContinue reading “What is the Asynchronous Program?”

When is the deadline for Recommendation Letters to be submitted?

Recommendation letters should be submitted by 11:59 PST on Friday, February 26, 2021. Recommendation letters can be submitted at this Letter of Recommendation Submission page. Please note that deadline for students to apply to the program is February 15.

How will the “remotely operated” programme in Summer 2021 work?

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Canada SROP will be operated remotely in Summer 2021. This means that SROP Students will be residing in their current living situation (e.g., at their homes). SROP Students will need to have Internet access for the duration of the programme, and we are providing a $200 “remote work supplement”Continue reading “How will the “remotely operated” programme in Summer 2021 work?”

Am I eligible if I am not enroled in a 4-year degree programme?

During the Canada SROP (June 8 – July 30), you must be enroled in a degree programme that will make you eligible to apply to graduate school at the University of Toronto (UofT) upon completion. International students are welcome to apply to the Canada SROP. We want to be globally inclusive of the different structuresContinue reading “Am I eligible if I am not enroled in a 4-year degree programme?”

Am I eligible if I already graduated?

To be eligible for the Canada SROP, you must be currently enrolled at a university and/or graduated in the 2020 – 2021 Academic Year. In other words, students who are graduating this academic year are eligible for Canada SROP. If you received a bachelors degree (i.e., you graduated) on or before the start of theContinue reading “Am I eligible if I already graduated?”

Would you please provide instructions for writing the personal statement?

The SROP takes an anti-racist approach to supporting BIPOC excellence. To us, this means creating a workplace culture where people are centred, among other things. Therefore, we want to know about you. This is what we hope to learn through the Personal Statement. Example Content Generally, we want to know the answer to 4 questions:Continue reading “Would you please provide instructions for writing the personal statement?”

Would you please provide instructions for writing the research statement?

The goal of the SROP is to support your path to graduate school in Psychology, Management, or Neuroscience. In graduate school, you will need to have a research focus. While you do not need to know that focus precisely now, the SROP is designed for students who are considering a research career. So, if youContinue reading “Would you please provide instructions for writing the research statement?”

Can you provide a template email for requesting a letter of recommendation?

It is very common to feel anxious about or unsure of how to approach someone to ask for a letter of recommendation. That being said, many letter writers are honoured to be asked. They will likely be proud to see you looking to get involved in the SROP. You need to submit contact information forContinue reading “Can you provide a template email for requesting a letter of recommendation?”

What is supposed to go in the “Notes on Transcript” item in the application?

We will use your academic transcript for two purposes during the application review process: Ensure that you will have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate education by the start of the SROP Review your academic performance Please use the “Notes on Transcript” item on the Application to tell us anything you want us toContinue reading “What is supposed to go in the “Notes on Transcript” item in the application?”