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McMaster Undergraduate Research in Science Association 

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Student-run organization at McMaster University promoting and facilitating undergraduate access to research experience in the sciences.

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McMaster University is known as a leading research intensive institution. MURSA hopes to bring strength from departments of Faculty of Science and Health Science to enhance McMaster`s reputation in research and innovation. MURSA will expose undergraduate students with research topics, opportunities, and networking session.

The purpose of MURSA is to bring together McMaster undergraduate students with an interest in scientific research and encourage dialogue that raises awareness of the many exciting research opportunities at McMaster University and other academic and commercial institutions.



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Meet the Team


Corie Niu


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Pardis Ghaneian

Hello! My name is Pardis and I'm in my final year of honours Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour program at McMaster University. I joined MURSA in my first year as a VP to learn more about conducting scientific research and meet science researchers, and this is my fifth year being a part of MURSA. I hope to enable passionate students to get involved in research opportunities and gain research skills through the workshops and events we host. I have always been passionate and curious about the human body and how our brain works. I have been involved in several research projects where I explore how we create false memories, biases associated with different features of the human voice, and most recently, I explored the effects of exercise rehabilitation for stroke patients. In my free time, I enjoy cooking and trying new online recipes, going on hikes, swimming, learning new cultural dances.

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Carmina Isidoro

VP Academic

Jonathan Ramdawar

VP External & Webmaster

Alex Zakharia

VP External

Ansha Suleman

VP Admin

Kaitlyn Hui

VP Admin

Hello! My name is Corie and I am a fourth year biochemistry student. I joined MURSA in third year as the VP academic and wish to use my experiences to help younger year students through the rough start of their research career. Together, the MURSA team aims to bring new opportunities, novel scientific researches, and great networking events to students. We want to expose students to the variety of researches happening at mac and help them through the process of securing a PI. Outside of school my interests include watching YouTube videos, taking fashion photography and trying out new opportunities. I am in the process of opening my own Amazon store and hope to use my brand to provide quality products for my audience.

Lydia Lin

VP Academic

Mariam Afridi

VP Finance

Kiran Toor

VP Promotions

Nicole Bodnariuc

VP Promotions

Jun Joung

VP Finance

Ragad Abu Fardeh

First Year Rep

Marzan Hamid

Second Year Rep

Henry Gage

Second Year Rep

Yanbo Wang

Third Year Rep

Laura Li

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Month of January 2021:

MURSA X Demystifying Medicine 

MURSA is teaming up with the Demystifying Medicine (DM) Club to bring you the Vaccine MythBusters event!

We have 2 amazing guest speakers (Dr. Chil-Yong Kang from Western U and Kate Allan from U of T) who will talk about the process of vaccine development, ways to get involved in vaccine research, vaccine hesitancy and how to prevent it, the effects of anti-vaccination on communities, and common myths/misconceptions about vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine.


There will be a Q&A period at the end where you can ask them any questions you might have!

The event will be on Wednesday, Jan 27th from 4-5:30 pm. The ZOOM link will be posted on the MURSA and DM Facebook pages on the day of the event.

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the Eventbrite link below:





MURSA is always hosting various events, independently and in collaboration with other organizations. Make sure to sign up for the latest event to have a guaranteed spot!



Depending on the occasion or event, MURSA welcomes volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for a specific event, contact us directly with any questions.

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Join The Team

Every year MURSA welcomes new Executive team members to help guide MURSA throughout the current school year. Visit the team page for specific details regarding the VP roles.



For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please direct message on social media platforms or fill out the following form

Head Office

1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8

T: 905.525.9140 x22003 (for MSU)

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Looking for opportunities?

Keep an eye out for annual executive applications on our social media platforms. Contact us with any inquiries. 

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