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Research Courses

A research based course presents an opportunity for students to actively participate in the research process – in the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Mentored by an eligible faculty member, students frame questions that will guide their research and design, while conducting research to find answers and communicating the results of their work.

Students and supervisors are encouraged to review the EEB Research Project Course guidelines before completing the application and registration forms.

Visit the EEB Undergraduate Research Fair site to view a sample of past research projects.

EEB299Y1/399Y1: Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

The Research Opportunity Program (ROP) gives undergraduate students in their second and third year the chance to join a professor’s research project and earn course credit towards their degree and program requirements.

Please visit the ROP website for more information.

EEB398H0/398Y0: Research Excursions Program (REP)

The Research Excursion Program (REP) provides an opportunity for Arts & Science undergraduate students to travel off-campus as part of a professor’s research project and to earn a course credit at the same time. Past REP courses have taken students around the world, including to archives in New York City, field sites in Algonquin Park and forests in Ecuador.

Please visit the REP website for more information.

EEB397Y1Y: Research Project in EEB

Students and supervisors are to complete 2 forms: an application form and a registration form. Instructions and specific deadlines are indicated on each form. View EEB397Y1

Fall/Winter 2022-2023: Application Form // Registration Form

EEB497H1F/S: Research Studies in EEB

Students and supervisors to complete a single form. Deadline and instructions are indicated on the form itself. Please note this course is typically a literature review due to the length of a half course (half-year course). View EEB497H1F/​S

Summer 2022 Form
Fall/Winter 2022-2023 Form

EEB498Y1/499Y1: Advanced Research Project in EEB

**Students enrolled in EEB498Y1/499Y1 during the Fall/Winter will automatically be concurrently enrolled in EEB488H1Y – Research Issues in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.**

Students and supervisors are to complete 2 forms: an application form and a registration form. Instructions and specific deadlines are indicated on each form. View EEB498Y1 View EEB499Y1

Fall/Winter 2022-2023: Application Form // Registration Form

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For students enrolled in research courses: if you feel that any aspect of your research project contract is not being fulfilled, please contact:

Ben Gilbert, Associate Chair (Undergraduate)
ESC 3035, 416-978-4065, benjamin.gilbert@utoronto.ca

Stephen Wright, Chair
ESC 3055-D, 416-946-3340, stephen.wright@utoronto.ca