Join us for an info session with Moni Kim, Senior Program and Engagement Officer, and Andrea Caceres, DTS student and member of The Reach Alliance to learn more about the excellent opportunities The Reach Alliance can provide you as a DTS student and how to apply.
More about The Reach Alliance:
The Reach Alliance is a student-driven, faculty-mentored research and leadership initiative examining how critical interventions and innovations reach those who are the hardest to reach: those living in extreme poverty, the geographically remote, administratively invisible and marginalized.
Students from across three U of T campuses are recruited to participate in a 12-to-18-month research program. Student researchers selected across disciplines and degree levels (undergraduate, graduate, PhD) at all three U of T campuses to work in interdisciplinary teams to conduct secondary, primary, and field research and write a report with supervision and mentorship from a faculty member.
Over the course of the academic year, students work with a team of 3-4 students to conduct in-depth literature reviews and secondary research on the intervention. Their research is complemented by a comprehensive skills development series delivered by field experts, including: Reach faculty mentors, alumni, and private sector experts. These include workshops on quantitative research, qualitative research, research methods, research ethics, and interview practices. Reach research teams complete their own research ethics protocols application in the fall term and get approval from the University of Toronto Research Ethics Board in the winter term. In addition, each team receives performance coaching from a qualified leadership coach. The winter term will focus on responding to REB ethics comments and planning and preparing for interviews in the field to take place over the summer term.
Not to mention the Reach Alliance program could count toward your DTS390H/Y independent study course!