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Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunities at the St. George Campus

This section includes research opportunities at:

Note:  Laboratory courses are included separately in the list below.  This list identifies experiential research opportunities, both credit and non-credit.

Faculty of Medicine Research Office General Summer Studentships

Information on Summer Studentships can be found on the Faculty of Medicine Research Office website.

The Faculty of Medicine Research Office, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Room 2331
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8
Fax: (416) 978-5568

Research Services Officer: Cindy Faber
Phone:  (416) 978-5834
E-mail: cindy.faber@utoronto.ca

Research Administrative Assistant: Joanna King
Phone: (416) 978-8316
E-mail: joanna.king@utoronto.ca

The Faculty of Medicine Research Office posts many opportunities on their "What's New" webpage which they update regularly.  In addition, they link to other funding databases.

 

University of Toronto Undergraduate Life Sciences Departments

Research and laboratory courses are offered by the following Life Science Departments:

Division of Anatomy; Biochemistry; Cell and Systems Biology; Chemistry; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Human Biology; Immunology; Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology; Mathematics; Molecular Genetics; Nutritional Sciences; Pharmacology and Toxicology; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Physics; Physiology; Psychology


Division of Anatomy

Division of Anatomy, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Room: 1156
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8
Undergraduate Administrative Officer: Beblan Soorae
Phone:  (416) 978-2690
Fax: (416) 978-3844
E-mail:  b.soorae@utoronto.ca

Courses

Research Project
ANA498Y1     Project in Anatomy

Department of Biochemistry

Department of Biochemistry, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Room 5207
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8

Undergraduate Coordinator: Dr. Stavroula Andreopoulos
Phone:  (416) 946-8274
Fax: (416) 978-8548
Room: MSB 5221
E-mail: undergrad.coordinator.biochem@utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Administrator: Jennifer Haughton
Phone: (416) 978-2700
Fax: (416) 946-8228
Room: MSB 5207
E-mail: jennifer.haughton@utoronto.ca

Courses

Research Opportunity Program
BCH299Y1     Research Opportunity Program (ROP) (details above)

Research Project
BCH473Y1     Advanced Research Project in Biochemistry [144P]

Summer Research
BCH372Y1     Summer Research in Biochemistry [144P]
BCH472Y1     Advanced Summer Research Project in Biochemistry [144P]

Specialized Individual Research
BCB430Y1     Special Project in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
The department awards these to students applying for summer research programs.  There is no specific application form.  Please contact the department/division for more information.

Biochemistry Laboratory Courses
BCH370H1     Laboratory Course in Biochemical Techniques [12L/36P]
BCH373H1     Research Project in Biochemistry [72P]
BCH375H1     Research Project in Biochemistry [72P]
BCH377H1     Biochemistry Laboratory I [12L/36P]
BCH378H1     Biochemistry Laboratory II [12L/36P]
BCH471Y1     Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory [161P]
BCH478H1     Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory [72P]

Department of Cell and Systems Biology

Department of Cell and Systems Biology, Ramsay Wright Building, 25 Harbord Street, Room 424D
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G5
Phone:  (416) 946-3692
Fax: (416) 978-8532

Undergraduate Coordinator: Janet Mannone
Phone:  (416) 978-8879
Fax: (416) 946-5765
Room: 424D
E-mail: janet.mannone@utoronto.ca

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies: Professor Sue Varmuza
Phone:  (416) 978-2759
Fax: (416) 978-8532
Room: 611
E-mail: s.varmuza@utoronto.ca

Cell and Systems Biology Student Union (CSBSU)
Phone:  (416) 946-3198
Fax:  (416) 978-8532
Room:123
E-mail: csbsu@csb.utoronto.ca

Courses

Centre for International Experience (CIE)
CSB397Y0     Research Abroad in Cell and Systems Biology

Research Project
CSB299Y1     Research Opportunity Program (ROP)
CSB398H0     Independent Experiential Study Project
CSB399Y0     Independent Experiential Study Project
CSB497H1     Project in Cell and Systems Biology I
CSB498Y1     Project in Cell and Systems Biology I
CSB499Y1     Project in Cell and Systems Biology II

Work Study Program
CSB will continue to offer this program as long as funding is available from any source.

Summer Research Fellowships

  • NSERC, UTEA, CAGEF (University of Toronto Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function)


Cell and Systems Biology Laboratory Courses
CSB330H1     Techniques in Molecular and Cell Biology [24L/36P]
CSB350H1     Laboratory in Molecular Plant Biology  [24L/36P]
CSB474H1     Methods in Genomics and Proteomics [60P] Offered through the Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function (CAGEF).

Team-based research course
CSB491H1     Team-Based Research: Research in Cell and Molecular Biology

Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories, 80 St. George Street, Room 151
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3H6
Phone:  (416) 978-3564
Fax: (416) 978-8775
E-mail: receptn@chem.utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Counselor:  Armando Marquez
Phone:  (416) 978-6033
E-mail: undergrd@chem.utoronto.ca

Courses

Research Opportunity Program

CHM299Y1     Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

Research Excursions

CHM398H0     Independent Experiential Study Project
CHM399Y0     Independent Experiential Study Project

Research Abroad
CHM396Y0     Research Topic Abroad

Funding is provided through these scholarships:
•    Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program
•    Richard Ivey Foundation Summer Research Experience Scholarship
•    The DuPont Canada, Inc.  Summer Research Scholarship
•    Xerox Research Centre of Canada Undergraduate Scholarship
•    ChemClub Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship
•    NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)
•    University of Toronto Excellence Awards (UTEA) in the Natural Sciences and Engineering

Chemistry Research Course
CHM499Y1     Introduction to Research in Chemistry [240P]

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Earth Sciences Centre, 25 Willcocks Street, Room 3055A
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2
Reception: Stephanie Gomes
Phone:  (416) 978-8514
Fax: (416) 978-5878
E-mail: eeb.reception@utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Enquiries: Pamela Pecoskie
Phone:  (416) 978-2084
E-mail: eeb.undergrad@utoronto.ca
pam.pecoskie@utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Administrator: Colleen de Borst Kerluk
Phone:  (416) 946-8612
E-mail: colleen.kerluk@utoronto.ca

Courses

Research Opportunity Program
EEB299Y1     Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

Research Excursions
EEB398H1, EEB399Y1     Independent Experiential Study Project

Research Project
EEB397Y1     Research Project in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
EEB497H1F/S     Research Studies in EEB
EEB498Y1Y     Advanced Research Project in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
EEB499Y1     Advanced Research Project in EEB

Human Biology Program

Human Biology Program, Wetmore Hall, 300 Huron Street, Room 105
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3J6
Phone:  (416) 946-7609
Fax: (416) 946-5536
General Inquires: human.biology@utoronto.ca
Counseling: counsel.hmb@utoronto.ca

Student Advisor and Assistant: Dana Patterson
Phone:  (416) 978-4416
E-mail: dana.patterson@utoronto.ca

Courses

Research Abroad
HMB394Y0     International Research Project in Human Biology
HMB396Y0     International Research Project in Human Biology
HMB399Y0     Independent Experiential Study Project

Research Project
HMB395Y1     Human Biology Research Project
HMB400Y1     Research Project in Neuroscience
HMB491H1     Literature Research Project
HMB498Y1     Project in Global Health
HMB499Y1     Project in Human Biology

Summer Research Project
HMB496Y1     Summer Research Project in Human Biology

Human Biology Laboratory Courses
HMB310H1     Laboratory in Neuroscience [12L/36P]
HMB311H1     Laboratory in Genes, Genetics & Biotechnology [12L/36P]
HMB312H1     Laboratory in Health and Disease [12L/36P]
HMB314H1     Laboratory in Human Biology [12L/36P]
HMB489H1     Advanced Laboratory in Human Biology [72P]

Department of Immunology

Department of Immunology, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Room 7207
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8
Secretary: William Hsia
Phone:  (416) 978-4424
Fax: (416) 978-1938
E-mail: reception.immunology@utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Coordinator: Alberto Martin, Ph.D
Phone:  (416) 978-4230
Room: MSB 7302
E-mail: alberto.martin@utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Assistant/Grad Application/Expense Reimbursement: Anna Frey
Phone:  (416) 978-0926
Room:  MSB 7205
E-mail: undergraduate.immunology@utoronto.ca

Courses

Research Project
IMM299Y1     Research Opportunity Program (ROP)
IMM450Y1     Research Project in Immunology [154P]

Immunology Summer Research Program
Undergraduate students who are interested in the possibility of graduate studies in the Life Sciences are invited to apply for positions in the Summer Student Program in Immunology.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
The department awards these to students applying for summer research programs.  There is no specific application form.  Please contact the department/division for more information.

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Medical Sciences Building
1 King's College Circle, 6th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8
Room: 6209   

Undergraduate Coordinator: Prof. Doug Templeton
Phone:  (416) 978-3972
Fax: (416) 978-5959
E-mail: doug.templeton@utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Assistant: Teresa Trimboli
Phone:  (416) 946-7459
Fax: (416) 978-5959
E-mail: teresa.trimboli@utoronto.ca

Courses

Research Opportunity Program
LMP 299Y     Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

Research Project
LMP 405Y     Project in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology

LMP Summer Student Research Program: Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
The department awards these to students applying for summer research programs.  There is no specific application form.  Please contact the department/division for more information.

Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics, Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St. George Street, Room 6291
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2E4

Student Advisor: Donna Birch
Phone:  (416) 978-5082
Fax: (416) 978-4107
E-mail:  dbirch@math.utoronto.ca
inquiries@math.utoronto.edu

Courses

Research Project
MAT299Y1     Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

Department of Molecular Genetics

Department of Molecular Genetics, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Room 4396
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8

Undergraduate Coordinator: William  Navarre
Phone:  (416) 946-5356
Fax: (416) 978-6885
E-mail: william.navarre@utoronto.ca

Student Services Assistant: Dianne Wells
Phone:  (416) 978-8359
Fax: (416) 978-6885
E-mail: dianne.wells@utoronto.ca
undergrad.molgen@utoronto.ca

Courses

Research Project
MGY 299Y1     Research Opportunity Program (ROP)
MGY 480Y1     Special Project

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
The department awards these to students applying for summer research programs.  There is no specific application form.  Please contact the department/division for more information.

Molecular Genetics Laboratory Courses
MGY314H1 Principles of Genetic Analysis I [12T/36P]
MGY315H1 Principles of Genetic Analysis II [12T/36P]
MGY360H1 Whole-Genome Sequencing and Analysis Laboratory [36P]
MGY379Y1     Microbiology Laboratory [24L/72P]
MGY432H1     Laboratory in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology [72P]

Department of Nutritional Sciences

Department of Nutritional Sciences, FitzGerald Building, 150 College Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3E2

Undergraduate Program Assistant: Lucile Lo
Phone:  (416) 978-2422
Fax: (416) 971-2366
E-mail: lucile.lo@utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Coordinator/Associate Professor: Richard Bazinet, Ph.D
Phone:  (416) 946-8276
Fax: (416) 978-5882
E-mail: richard.bazinet@utoronto.ca

Courses

Research Project
NFS394Y1     Research Course in Nutritional Sciences [144P]
NFS494Y1     Research Projects in Nutritional Sciences [144P]

Summer Student Research Program – NSERC & UROP Awards

  • Natural Sciences & Engineering Undergraduate Research Opportunity Awards (NSERC USRA)
  • Undergraduate Student Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
    The department awards these to students applying for summer research programs.  There is no specific application form.  Please contact the department/division for more information.


Other Undergraduate Opportunities (For most of these programs, a USRA is a pre-requisite)

  • Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Awards
  • Northern Research Internships
  • Shad Valley Program
  • Canadian Distributed Mentor Programme
  • RISE Canada Program
  • Radian Biophysics Award
  • NSERC-CMS Math in Moscow Scholarships
  • Environment Canada Atmospheric and Meteorological Undergraduate Supplements

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology


Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical Sciences Building , 1 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8

Undergraduate Coordinator: Michelle Arnot, Ph.D
Phone:  (416) 978-3164
Fax: (416) 978-6395
Room: MSB 4219
E-mail: undergrad.pharmtox@utoronto.ca
michelle.arnot@utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Assistant: Phyllis Thawe
Phone:  (416) 978-2728
Fax: (416) 978-6395
Room: MSB 4207
E-mail: p.thawe@utoronto.ca

Courses

Research Opportunity Program
PCL299Y1     Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

Summer Awards and Student Research Opportunities

  • NSERC Summer Studentship Award. Applications and potential supervisors will be posted on our website when available.
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
    The department awards these to students applying for summer research programs.  There is a specific application form which will be sent to program students and posted on the website when available (February).  Please contact the department/division for more information.
  • Division of Teaching Labs (DTL) Summer Research Award: There is a specific application form which will be sent to program students and posted on the website when available (February).  Please contact the department/division for more information.
  • Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Summer Research Award. There is a specific application form which will be sent to program students and posted on the website when available (February).  Please contact the department/division for more information.

Pharmacology and Toxicology Laboratory and Project Courses
PCL365Y1     Toxicology Laboratory [48T/48P]
PCL471Y1     Pharmacology Laboratory [40T/56P]
PCL472Y1     Project in Pharmacology
PCL 474Y1     Project in Toxicology

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Leslie L. Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, 144 College Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3M2
Phone:  (416) 978-2889
Fax: (416) 978-8511
E-mail: reception.phm@utoronto.ca

Assistant to the Faculty Registrar: Linda Chung
Phone:  (416) 978-2162
Fax: (416) 978-6470
E-mail: l.chung@utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Admissions
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Program
Phone:  (416) 978-3967
E-mail: adm.phm@utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program: http://www.pharmacy.utoronto.ca/gradprograms/undergraduate-summer-research

Courses

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Laboratory Courses
PHC489Y1     Pharmaceutical Chemistry Research [144P]

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Program
Students are offered unique, paid opportunities to participate in research in molecular pharmacology and toxicology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and clinical, social and administrative pharmaceutical sciences.  Participants attend bi-weekly seminar presentations while they spend the summer conducting research under the supervision of a Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty member. In mid-August, students present their research projects in a poster presentation session. The presenters are judged and the winner receives an award to present their research findings at the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences annual meeting.  Program and application information will be available in the fall.

Department of Physics

Department of Physics, McLennan Physical Labs, 60 St. George Street, Room 301
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A7

General Inquiries:
Phone:  (416) 978-2936
Fax: (416) 978-1547

Undergraduate Inquiries:
Phone:  (416) 978-1726
E-mail: ugrad@physics.utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Office: Administrative Staff:

Courses

Research Project
PHY299Y1     Research Opportunity Program (ROP)
PHY478H1     Undergraduate Research Project
PHY479Y1     Undergraduate Research Project
PHY495H1     Research Topic in Geophysics [24L]

Group Research Project
PHY398H0     Independent Experiential Study Project
PHY399Y0     Independent Experiential Study Project

Research Abroad
PHY396Y0     Research Topic Abroad
Please note: Summer abroad is handled by Woodsworth College

Summer Research Employment, fellowships and internships

  • The NSERC undergraduate student research award (USRA) program
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), summer work for first and second year students
  • NSERC CREATE Training Program in Arctic Atmospheric Science.  Summer internship at the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory
  • NSERC balloon-borne astronomy group summer undergraduate research project
  • NSERC Summer undergraduate awards at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)
  • Biophysics Summer Student Research Positions
  • The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics research grants
  • Institute of Particle Physics (IPP) Summer Research Program at CERN
  • Ontario genomics Institute Research Fellowship
  • Undergraduate Research Awards at TRIUMP in Vancouver BC
  • Undergraduate Summer Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Research internships for Science and Engineering (RISE), and academic exchange program with German universities and institutes
  • Dalhousie Research in Energy, Advanced Materials and Sustainability (DREAMS)
  • SYNDODON Inc., Industrial USRA Opportunity: Development of a Liquid Nitrogen Autofill System for realSens™
  • SYNODON Inc., Industrial USRA Opportunity: Characterization of Solar & Surface Radiance within the realSens™ Passband
  • Other internships, work terms, and research assistant positions at UofT Physics


Summer study and travel opportunities

  • The Undergraduate School on Quantum Information Processing (USQIP), a week program at Waterloo
  • Summer Abroad Program.  Degree credit course abroad
  • Some PHY371 / PHY372 / PHY471 / PHY472 / PHY478 / PHY479 undergraduate research and supervised study courses may be offered for credit over the summer
  • Study Abroad at Ecole Polytechnique in France. Consult with the Centre for International Experience (CIE)
  • Research Opportunity Program (ROP 299Y) summer courses in Physics and Optical Science
  • The Fluid Dynamics Summer School at the University of Alberta


Physics Laboratory Courses
PHY405H1     Electronics Lab [24L/36P]
PHY424H1     Advanced Physics Laboratory [72P]

Department of Physiology

Department of Physiology, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Room 3209
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8

Undergraduate Counselor: Dr. Michelle French
Phone:  (416) 978-8712
Fax: (416) 978-4373
Room: MSB 3368
E-mail: michelle.french@utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Assistant: Eva Eng
Phone:  (416) 978-5077
Fax: 416-978-4940
Room: MSB 3209
E-mail: eva.eng@utoronto.ca

Office Hours:  Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Friday: 8:30 a.m.  – 2:30 p.m.

Courses

Research Opportunity Program
PSL299Y1     Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

Research Project
PSL498Y1     Project in Physiology [144P]
PSL499H1     Project in Physiology [72P]

Division of Teaching Labs (DTL) Undergraduate Summer Research Awards

  • Department of Physiology 2012 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) Program
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
    The department awards these to students applying for summer research programs.  There is no specific application form.  Please contact the department/division for more information.

Physiology Laboratory Courses
PSL374H1     Advanced Physiology Laboratory [12L/36P/12S]

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON, M5S 3G3
Phone:  (416) 978-5201
Fax: (416) 978-4811
E-mail: info@psych.utoronto.ca

PSY100 and first year inquiries: Nora Sellers, First Year Administrator
Room: 4026
Phone:  (416) 978-7304
E-mail: sellers@psych.utoronto.ca
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with regular closure during the lunch hour.

For all other undergraduate inquires, excluding PSY100: Tamara Ferguson, Undergraduate Advisor
Room: 4014
Phone:  (416) 978-3407
E-mail: undergrad@psych.utoronto.ca
Academic Advising Office Hours: Drop-in advising hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  There are no advising hours on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Psychology Students' Association: http://psa.psych.utoronto.ca/

Research Assistant and Lab Positions: http://home.psych.utoronto.ca/undergraduate/info/positions.htm

Courses

Research Opportunity Program
PSY299Y1     Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

Research Project
PSY405H1     Individual Projects
PSY406H1     Individual Projects

Psychology Laboratory Courses
PSY309H1     Research Specialization: Practicum [36P]
PSY319H1     Developmental Laboratory[36P]
PSY329H1     Social Psychology Laboratory[36P]
PSY339H1     Individual Differences Laboratory[36P]
PSY379H1     Human Memory and Learning Laboratory[36P]
PSY389H1     Perception Laboratory[36P]
PSY399H1     Psychobiology Laboratory[36P]

Research Related Courses/Thesis
PSY409H1     Research Specialization: Theoretical Foundations[24S]
PSY400Y1     Research Specialization: Thesis[TBA]

Fully Affiliated Hospitals/Research Institutes

Baycrest; Holland Bloorview; Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Hospital for Sick Children; Mount Sinai HospitalSt. Michael's Hospital; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; University Health Network (includes the Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute); Women's College Hospital

Baycrest

Area of undergraduate research opportunities

  1. Research Summer Studentship program:
  2. Learning Research and Innovation (LRI) intern program
  3. Volunteering opportunities

Contact

Baycrest
3560 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario  M6A 2E1
Hospital Reception:
Phone: (416) 785-2500
Fax: (416) 785-2378
General Inquiries:
Phone:  (416) 785-2500 Ext. 2130

Research Training Centre
Lisa Goos
Phone:  (416) 785-2500 Ext. 2279
Fax: (416) 785-2862
E-mail:  training@rotman-baycrest.on.ca
lgoos@baycrest.org

Administration
Ashley Kim
E-mail:  ashley.kim@research.baycrest.org

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Contact

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation
Bloorview Research Institute
150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, Ontario M4G 1R8
Hospital Reception:
Phone: (416) 425-6220
Toll Free: 1-800-363-2440

Research Administrative Coordinator
Catherine Carter
Phone:  (416) 425-6220 Ext. 3509
Fax: (416) 425-1634
E-mail:  ccarter@hollandbloorview.ca

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Contact

CAMH Toronto Sites

Queen Street Site:
1001 Queen Street West and 30-60 White Squirrel Way (Queen and Ossington)
Toronto, Ontario
M6J 1H4

Russell Street Site:
33 Russell Street (Russell and Spadina)
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2S1

College Street Site (including CAMH Emergency Department:
250 College Street (College and Spadina)
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1R8    CAMH Main Switchboard: (416) 535-8501
E-mail:  info@camh.net

Research Services
Dimple Patel
Phone:  (416) 535-8501 Ext. 6816
E-mail:  dimple.patel@camh.ca

Hospital for Sick Children

Contact

Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario  M5G 1X8
Hospital Reception: (416) 813-1500

Senior Secretary
Shiv Kamal (RestraComp renewal forms, Trainee Travel Award, Trainee start-up fund (TSUF), Sick Kids Undergraduate Research Program (SSuRE))
Room: 5277 Black Wing
Phone: (416) 813-7654 Ext. 1426
Fax: (416) 813-5085
E-mail: shiv.kamal@sickkids.ca

Research Training Centre (RTC)
Coordinator
Jennifer Ng (General inquiries, Graduate Studentships, Postdoctoral Fellowships (Restracomp), Clinician-Scientist Training Program (CSTP))
Room: 5277 Black Wing
Phone: (416) 813-7781
Fax: (416) 813-5085
E-mail: jennifer.ng@sickkids.ca

Mount Sinai Hospital

Contact

Mount Sinai Hospital
Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
600 University Avenue, Room: 850-1
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5
Hospital Reception: (416) 596-4200

Research Training Centre
Administrator
Susan Chung, B.Sc
Phone:  (416) 586-4800 Ext. 8407
Fax: (416) 586-8857
E-mail:  rtc@lunenfeld.ca
chung@lunenfeld.ca

St. Michael's Hospital

The Office of Research Administration does not assist individuals in finding an Investigator to work with at St. Michael's either as a paid employee or non-paid research personnel. It is up to the individual to find an Investigator at St. Michael's who is doing work that they are interested in and contact them directly.  This link will help you find an Investigator at St. Michael's. All St. Michael's Principal Investigators are affiliated with the University of Toronto and you can also go through the departments at the university to get a listing of researchers.

Contact

St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8

Office of Research Administration
193 Yonge Street, 7th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M8
Hospital Switchboard:  (416) 864-6060

Office of Research Administration

  • Cordelia Cooper, Research Employment Coordinator
    Phone:  (416) 864-3077
    Fax: (416) 864-6043
    E-mail: cooperc@smh.ca
  • Alia Bye, Summer Student Program Coordinator
    Phone: (416) 864-6060 Ext. 7844
    Fax: 416-864-6043
    E-mail: byea@smh.ca
  • Office Hours:
    Mon-Thurs: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

  • Brain Sciences Summer Student Research Program
  • The Sunnybrook Prize

Contact

Bayview Campus
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Sunnybrook Research Institute
2075 Bayview Avenue, Suite M7 234
Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5
Hospital Reception
(416) 480-6100

Research Communications
Eleni Kanavas, Communications Coordinator
Phone:  (416) 480-6100 Ext. 89538
E-mail: eleni.kanavas@sri.utoronto.ca

University Health Network

Contact

Office of Research Trainees (ORT)
Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower (PMCRT)
101 College St. 
Toronto, Ontario  M5G 1L7

Coordinator: Johanna Ponnuthurai
Phone:  (416) 634-8775
E-mail: ort.admin@uhnresearch.ca

Office of Research Trainees supports the following institutes:
Toronto General Research Institute, Krembil Research Institute, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, TECHNA Institute

Toronto General Research Institute 

Contact

Toronto General Research Institute
200 Elizabeth St.
Toronto, Ontario  M5G 2C4

General Inquiries: (416) 340-3111

Administrative Contact for UHN Research:
E-mail:  tgriadmin@uhnresearch.ca

Krembil Research Institute

Contact

Krembil Research Institute
60 Leonard Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8

Administrative Contact for UHN Research:
Email: krembil@uhnresearch.ca

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Contact

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
610 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9  

E-mail: oci@uhnresearch.ca

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Research

Contact

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
550 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2A2

Manager, Research Operations

Lois Ward
Email:  lois.ward@uhn.ca

TECHNA Institute:  

Contact

TECHNA Institute
100 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L5   

E-mail:  contact@technainstitute.com


Women's College

Women's College Hospital
Women's College Research Institute
76 Grenville Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1B2
Hospital switchboard: (416) 323-6400

Receptionist
Ms. Helen Stepko
Phone:  (416) 351-3732 Ext. 2702
Fax: (416) 351-3746
E-mail: students@womensresearch.ca

Research Centres and Institutes

Included in this section: Banting and Best Diabetes Centre; Institute of Medical Science

Banting and Best Diabetes Centre

Charles Hollenburg Summer Studentship Program

Banting and Best Diabetes Centre
200 Elizabeth Street, Room 12E248
Eaton Building, 12th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4

Program Coordinator
Dr. Jonathan Rocheleau
Phone:  (416) 978-4656
E-mail: diabetes.bbdc@utoronto.ca
jon.rocheleau@utoronto.ca

Institute of Medical Science (IMS)  

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
Institute of Medical Science (IMS)
Medical Sciences Building
1 King's College Circle, Room 2374
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8   

Departmental Assistant: Elena Gessas
Phone:  (416) 946-8286
Fax: (416) 971-2253

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), reception & general inquiries, room bookings, web updates
E-mail: dir.medscience@utoronto.ca

Faculty of Arts & Science Colleges

Included in this section: Innis College; New College; University College; Woodsworth College; St. Michael's College; Trinity College; Victoria College

Innis College

Contact:

Innis College
2 Sussex Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1J5   

Vice-Principal & Academic Coordinator: Roger Riendeau
Phone:  (416)978-7789
Fax: (416) 946-0168
E-mail:  roger.riendeau@utoronto.ca

Research Courses

INI400Y1     Independent Research
INI401H1     Independent Research
INI402H1     Independent Research

New College

Contact:

New College
300 Huron Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 3J6

Academic Secretary: Nancy Crawley
Phone:  (416) 978-5404
Fax: (416) 978-0554
E-mail: nc.programs@utoronto.ca

Research Courses

NEW299Y1     Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

University College

Contact:

University College
Office of Academic Services
173-15 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7

Academic Services Assistant: Khamla Sengthavy
Phone:  (416) 978-8083
Fax: (416) 971-2027
Room: 173
E-mail:  uc.programs@utoronto.ca

Research Courses

JUC299Y1     Research Opportunity Program (ROP)
UNI299Y1     Research Opportunity Program (ROP)
UNI395H1    Independent Study in Asian Canadian Studies
UNI420Y1    Senior Essay
UNI425H1    Independent Research in Canadian Studies
UNI450Y1    Undergraduate Research Project II
UNI451Y1    Independent Research in Health Studies
UNI480H1    Independent Research in Health Studies
UNI458H1    Research Essay in Sexual Diversity
UNI459Y1    Honours Essay in Sexual Diversity
UNI393Y1 (1.0 FCE) and UNI394H1 (0.5 FCE)    University College Independent Studies
UNI495Y1 (1.0 FCE) and UNI496H1 (0.5 FCE)    University College Independent Studies

Woodsworth College

Contact:

Summer Abroad
Professional and International Programs
Woodsworth College
119 St. George Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A9
Phone:  (416) 978-8713
Fax: (416) 946-3516
E-mail: summer.abroad@utoronto.ca

Office of the Registrar:
Phone:  (416) 978-4444
Fax: (416) 978-6111
E-mail: wdwregistrar@utoronto.ca

Summer Abroad

: Apply for Science Abroad courses at participating countries Please note: Please contact the Professional and International Programs for more information.

 

St. Michael's College

St. Michael's College
Odette Hall
50 St. Joseph Street
Toronto M5S 1J4   

Principal's Office Programs Assistant: Monica Phonsavatdy
Phone:  416-926-7256
E-mail: m.phonsavatdy@utoronto.ca

Research Courses

SMC299Y1     Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

SMC457H1     Directed Research

Trinity College

Contact:

Trinity College
6 Hoskin Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1H8   

Office of the Registrar
Phone:  (416) 978-2687
Fax: (416) 978-2831
E-mail:  registrar@trinity.utoronto.ca

Research Courses

TRN299Y1     Research Opportunity Program

Victoria College

Contact:

Victoria College
Northrop Frye Hall
73  Queen's Park Crescent East
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K7

Student Awards and Ceremonies Officer: Jillian Yee-Chang
Phone:  (416) 585-4435
Fax: (416) 585-4459
Room: 106   
E-mail: vic.awards@utoronto.ca

Milne Research Award:

Awarded to Victoria College students who have not yet graduated for research purposes (not for credit/course work).  Students must have achieved a CGPA of 3.0 or better and be registered in a life science program.  An application is required.

Research Courses

VIC299Y1     Research Opportunity Program

University of Toronto Research Opportunities while on Exchange

Exchange programs are a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture while earning an academic credit. On exchange, you will find yourself with locals and living close to the pulse of the host culture. The University of Toronto has agreements with various universities around the world. Depending on the host university and your interests, you can conduct research with faculty at a partner institution listed on the CIE website.

Current Summer Research opportunities are listed on the CIE website.

Centre for International Experience (CIE)
Cumberland House
33 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E3

General inquiries on international opportunities:
Global Lounge, Cumberland House
Phone:  (416) 978-1800

Inquiries on specific exchange programs:
Student Exchange Program Assistant
Room 201, Cumberland House
Phone: (416) 946-3138
E-mail: student.exchange@utoronto.ca

Exchange Officer for Outbound Students:
Loraine Au Tham
Phone: (416) 946-0375
E-mail: l.autham@utoronto.ca

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Summer Office Hours: (July and August): Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Other Research Opportunities

Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research

Undergraduate research opportunities are handled on a case-by-case basis. For available opportunities, see current research projects and accompanying lab links or search by program on the home page.

Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
160 College Street
Toronto, Ontario CANADA M5S 3E1
Room: 230

Secretary: Annie Chan
Phone:  (416) 978-8861
Fax: (416) 978-8287
E-mail: annie.chan@utoronto.ca