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Undergraduate Research Opportunities in A&S

The Faculty of Arts & Science is home to a large number of centres and institutes that are engaged in research supervision.

We currently offer a range of such opportunities, including:

In addition to these course-based opportunities, the Undergraduate Research Fund

fosters research experience at the undergraduate level by providing students with an opportunity to develop a research project of their own, for which there is no other available funding.

Research Opportunity Program (299Y and 399Y courses)

 The purpose of the Research Opportunity Program is to provide an opportunity for degree students in their second and third-year in the Faculty of Arts & Science to work on the research project of a professor in return for 299Y/399Y course credit. The Program is completely voluntary and serves to enhance the fundamental connection between teaching and research in a research intensive university. Details here.

Research Excursions Program (398H and 398Y courses)

The Research Excursions Program provides an opportunity for Arts & Science degree students (St. George) beginning their third year (i.e., after completing at least 9 but not more than 16 credits) to participate in a practical or experiential activity under the supervision of a faculty member. Details here.

Upper-year Independent Study and Research Courses

Advanced students may under certain circumstances, undertake an independent reading and research project of their own choice.Most departments offer independent study or research project courses at the 400-level; a few offer this type of course at the 300-level. To find course listings, check the Arts & Science Calendar, and contact the sponsoring department for enrolment details.

Each college also offers independent study options. For details, check the Calendar or college web sites:

Jackman Humanities Institute

Summer Research Programs

There are summer research programs offered by many different departments, there are also positions in surrounding hospitals, and there are unlisted opportunities that you might be able to obtain using simple networking techniques. The following list of links will help you get started finding summer research opportunities.