Join Us: Undergraduate research prowess on display at ROP fair

March 7, 2023 by A&S News

Since its inception in 1995, the Research Opportunities Program (ROP) has given second-and third-year undergraduate students the chance to step outside the classroom and earn the hands-on research experience they need to excel in their academic lives and future careers.

Participating in the program is a chance for students to gain valuable mentoring from their professors and graduate students, and can help them build a strong network throughout their undergraduate years and beyond. And in turn, participating faculty members gain valuable research assistance and support. All faculty members who hold a U of T appointment at the St. George campus (including those from divisions outside of Arts & Science) are welcome to supervise Arts & Science students on ROP projects.

Participants present their research biannually to faculty members, prospective ROP students and their peers. The research fair is the best place to learn about upcoming research projects and connect with current ROP students.

This year’s fair — where more than 100 presenters are expected — will take place on March 16 at Hart House and is open to all U of T students, faculty members and staff.

At the fair, presenters will share their learning experiences, research insights and how they secured their research projects with prospective participants. In addition, ROP program staff will be available to answer questions about how to apply for an ROP course.

Students wishing to enrol in the Research Opportunities Program for the 2023- 2024 school year are encouraged to review the current course offerings and eligibility requirements on the program’s website and apply by March 22, 2023.

The next cycle of ROP courses, research projects will span across various disciplines and departments, including, but not limited to, psychology, chemistry, economics, environment, geography and planning, linguistics, medicine, politics and more.

Join us at the Research Opportunities Program Fair

Date & Time

Thursday, March 16, 2023
10:30 am – 2:00 pm


Great Hall in Hart House
7 Hart House Circle


This Research Opportunities Program Fair is free, but advanced registration is required.