Foundations of Research LLC


Take ownership of your educational path while discovering your learning strengths and interests as they relate to undergraduate research by participating in the Foundations of Research LLC. In this multi-disciplinary residence community, students will have the opportunity to develop sustainable learning strategies while garnering a more informed perspective of the various undergraduate research pathways available for students at UTM. In collaboration with the Office of Student Transition and the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre, this residentially-based community is designed for students enrolled in UTM118H5F during the 2019-2020 academic year. Students will live in common community in Erindale Hall and will be registered in the same lecture for UTM118 as a cohort. Participation in the Foundations of Research LLC will also be centered upon participation in the Program for Accessing Research Training (P.A.R.T).

The approach taken to co-curricular learning and development within the Foundations of Research LLC will be active and experiential. Utilizing a peer-facilitated approach within a shared living environment, this living-learning community will seek to engage students socially, intellectually and professionally in ways that promote an appreciation for the various ways in which one’s individual knowing is enhanced when other voices are involved in a learning experience.

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Students living in the Foundations of Research LLC will benefit in a number of ways, including:

  • Community development within a cohort of dedicated peers and classmates enrolled in UTM118
  • Academically focused peer-support in the form of facilitated study groups, specialized co-curricular programming & enhanced opportunities to develop specific research interests;
  • Increased opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with faculty, staff, alumni, practitioners and peers.

In partnership with the Office of Student Transition and the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre & supported by a team of dedicated Residence staff, the Foundations of Research LLC is designed to develop increased understanding and awareness of what it means to engage in deep learning by participating in high-impact educational practices.

Residence Placement

Students enrolled in the Foundations of Research LLC will be placed in McLuhan Court and all eligible candidates will be guaranteed Residence so long as they meet application and eligibility requirements. 


Students must be in their first year of study in the 2019-2020 academic year and must apply to Residence between February 25 - June 3, 2019. In order to remain eligible, students must maintain all residence eligibility requirements.


In addition to the cost of Residence, students living in the Foundations of Research LLC will be charged $200 to fund the various co-curricular programming initiatives for this specific community