Every summer about 25 undergraduate researchers arrive to Toronto for the Fields MITACS Undergraduate Research Program. They work in groups of 3 – 6 under the leadership of a professor, who proposes a research topic for exploration. The students spend the entire month investigating this topic and present their findings at the end of the program.
In 2011 I had a pleasure of interviewing some of the MITACS students. Here is the link to the blogs that summarize the interviews.