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How Does CURE Work?

1. A community group submits a research or project proposal to CURE. If the proposal fits CURE’s mandate, the project is posted to our online project database and is also promoted through our university outreach efforts at the Concordia and McGill campuses.

2. Interested students select a project appropriate to their area of study, skill level, and program requirements. They may then apply to work on a project by filling out a CURE Student Researcher application.

*Projects can be completed for credit or non-credit. Examples of for credit research projects are an honours thesis, independent reading class, term paper or research essay. To receive academic credit, students must first obtain professor approval. CURE will provide support and referral services for students and community groups throughout this process.

Please refer to the Students section of this site for detailed information about how to apply for credit from your University. CURE can help you liaise with your professor wherever possible.

3. An initial meeting is set up between the student, the community group and a CURE representative. At this meeting a Project Agreement Form is signed to ensure that each party is clear about the conditions and terms of the research.

4. CURE liases between students and community groups, ensuring that each party is satisfied with the conditions and terms of the research and providing any additional support that may be needed.

5. When a project is completed, CURE may post finished projects to our website — with the permission of the community group — so that they are accessible to future students as well as the greater Montréal community.

Get involved with CURE! Check out our custom FAQs for more info…

Interested in doing a CURE project for credit? Head to the Students portal.

Want to submit a community project? Head to the Community Groups portal.

Want to support CURE in your classroom? Head to the Faculty portal.