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COVID-19 Update

Due to uncertainty about access to research facilities in the upcoming year, independent projects should be planned with the possibility of being conducted remotely. Examples include projects that develop theory or that pose hypotheses that can be tested using pre-existing data. The department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology will assist with the latter type of project by providing workshops on meta-analysis.

Supervision is expected to occur primarily via video chats, teleconferences and e-mail, and will only include in-person meetings if deemed safe by the student, supervisor and university. The research project/plan must ensure that you can maintain the social distancing necessary given the current situation with COVID-19.

Research Courses

Our students are encouraged to participate in cutting-edge research.

Research opportunities are available to students in their second, third, and fourth years, throughout the year. Details about each of the courses are provided below.

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. EEB participates in the ROP program each year, in both the fall-winter and summer sessions.

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. EEB participates in the Research Excursion program.

Please visit the REP website for more information.

Summer 2021 Research Courses

Please be aware that it is the student’s responsibility to secure their own supervisor within the department. 

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

EEB397Y1Y: Research Project in EEB (Third Year)full-year course

Students and supervisors to complete the application form and submit by the deadline indicated on the form to the Undergraduate office.

This course also require a registration form to be submitted. This form outlines the marking scheme, deadlines and project description.

EEB497H1F/S: Research Studies in EEB (Fourth Year)half-credit course

Students and supervisors to complete the single form and submit by the deadline indicated on the form to the Undergraduate office. Please note this course is typically a literature review due to the length of a half course.

EEB498Y1/499Y1: Advanced Research Project in EEB (Fourth Year)full-year courses

**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 to complete the application form and submit by the deadline indicated on the form to the Undergraduate office.

This course also require a registration form to be submitted. This form outlines the marking scheme, deadlines and project description.