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Scholar's Electives

Scholar’s Electives at Huron is a select community of students working collaboratively in an enriched learning environment. Scholar’s Electives students enrol in this program in addition to their Honors degree courses. Students develop transferable research skills through interdisciplinary coursework, participation in workshops, working one-on-one with faculty mentors to develop and conduct a research project, and the opportunity to communicate their research through conference presentations and publications.


By graduation, Scholar’s Electives students will:

•    Have a sophisticated understanding of diverse research methods and information literacy practices,
•    Apply this knowledge to design and produce research-based solutions relevant to global and local problems, and
•    Develop professional capacities and critical reflection through mentorship and engagement in a community of learning and practice.


• Students apply for admission to the Scholar’s Electives program prior to registration in first year of a BA, BMOS degree program. Scholar’s Electives is a limited enrolment program, open to full-time students having at least a 90% admission average.

• Selection will be determined by a Selection Committee on the basis of grades and a supplementary statement of interest.

Scholar’s Electives Program Supplemental Application


The Scholar’s Electives program includes an honors degree, with either an Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules, as well as the 3.0 courses of the Scholar’s Electives Program. The Honors Specialization or the Major modules may be standard modules offered by departments, or theme areas designed by the student with the support of Faculty mentors and approved by the Dean.

For further information click on the Academic Calendar.

  • As I conduct my research in the field I always ask myself: ‘how can I make this process more collaborative, more horizontal?
    Lucas Savino, PhD, Associate Professor, Centre for Global Studies
    Dr. Lucas Savino conducts research fieldwork in Patagonia
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  • Speak to your peers, discuss your thoughts, and share your discoveries. Through this, ideas can and will grow.
    Dr. Amanda Di Ponio
    November 2018
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  • Dr. He’s project will fill a scholarly gap by examining the literary works written by both well-studied writers and under-examined women authors.
    Dr. Lifang He wins McGorman Fund Award
    November 2018
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