Who Can Apply?

To be eligible to be a Reach researcher, you must be an undergraduate or graduate student who is registered for the full upcoming academic year (Fall & Winter 2021-2022) at the University of Toronto.

Reach researchers are recruited from a variety of disciplines and academic backgrounds, such as: engineering, business, law, global affairs & public policy, public health, medicine, social sciences, and more. Reach research teams are unique due to their interdisciplinary and collaborative nature. This diversity of perspectives brings different lenses to the research process. Students learn from their peers and the experience prepares them for future collaboration in the workplace.

An ideal candidate will have the following qualities: 

Ability to Prioritize: Demonstrated ability to time manage competing priorities and has dedicated time in their schedule to fulfill responsibilities and meet deliverables on time.

Global Citizenship: Desire to build awareness about the world’s most marginalized populations and passionate about playing an active role in building a more equitable and sustainable global community.

Team Player/Collaborator: Has strong interpersonal emotional intelligence (empathy, cooperation, negotiation, leadership and social awareness) to be able to build cooperative relationships with team members to achieve goals.

Effective Communicator: Competent in clearly articulating ideas and thoughts to different audiences and through various mediums of communication.

Creative & Strategic Thinker: Able to handle complex tasks and questions, able to use creativity and systems analysis in search for new ideas and different approaches of seeing things.

Lifelong Learner & Committed to Personal Growth: Is keen to learn and grow both professionally and personally. Able to learn and acquire new skills quickly and effectively. Open to new experiences and willing to engage in learning.

Action-Oriented & Driven to Excel: Has a strong drive to excel and has a deep commitment to meet individual and team responsibilities. Able to proactively initiate necessary actions, processes and contingencies.