with the Canid and Reptile Behaviour and Olfaction Lab and Dr. Gadbois
I historically supervise anywhere between 1 and 10 undergraduate students depending on the years, projects and funding available.
At the undergraduate level, I typically supervise students in (experimental) psychology (PSYO), neuroscience (NESC), biology (BIOL), marine biology (MARI), and environmental sciences (ENVS).
I expect students to have a GPA above 3.5 and preferably at or above 3.7.
You will need to do your CCAC animal certification through the veterinarian’s office (UCLA) in accordance with CCAC rules.
I am also expecting you to have volunteering experience in my lab prior to the start of your project, and preferably before you apply so I can judge the fit.
If you are an Honours student in psychology (PSYO) or neuroscience (NESC), I would strongly encourage you to enrol in Behavioural Biology (PSYO/NESC 4160) and/or Topics in Animal Learning (PSYO/NESC 4140) with me.
I strongly encourage you take the Learning (PSYO/NESC 2140) class with Vincent LoLordo if you are going to work with the canines (lab or field-based projects). It is also recommended that you have some background or at least an in interest in psychophysics (psychology students), sensory physiology (neuroscience students) or sensory ecology (biology students).
Students wanting to do field work should preferably have done some field biology coursework or be registered to the Animal Behaviour Certificate.