Academic Contests

National Biology Competition

  • The University of Toronto National Biology Competition (NBC) provides an opportunity for high school students across Canada to test their knowledge and understanding of biology
  • In late April, students write a 50-question, multiple-choice comprehensive exam, with content based on the Grades 11 and 12 biology curriculum
  • Scholarships, certificates and cash prizes are awarded to the top contestants
  • Registration information is sent to participating high schools in the fall of each year


Chemistry and Physics Olympiad Preparation Program

  • Each year, Canada sends a team of chemistry and physics students to the International Chemistry and Physics Olympiad competitions
  • Registration forms are sent to high schools in October
  • For more information visit the Physics Olympiad website or the Chemistry Olympiad website


Learn more about the Faculty of Arts & Science by reading our Viewbook


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