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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.

Fall-Winter 2020-2021 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

Requires an application form which must be completed by the student and reviewed by the potential supervisor. The supervisor then indicates on the form that he/she will supervise the student, and then the student must return the form to the Undergraduate office by Friday, July 24, 2020 for Fall/Winter enrollment.

These courses also require a registration form to be submitted by the student to the Undergraduate office no later than Friday, September 25, 2020; this form outlines the marking scheme, deadlines and project description.

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

Requires an application and registration form (single form) which must be completed by the student and reviewed by the potential supervisor. The form should be submitted to the Undergraduate office by Friday, July 24, 2020 (for F course) and Friday, November 13, 2020 (for S course).

Please note this course is typically a literature review due to the length of a half course.  If you want to be included in the EEB498/499Y undergraduate research fair (only applicable for the winter session), please discuss with your supervisor if doing a poster presentation is feasible.

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

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

Requires an application form which must be completed by the student and reviewed by the potential supervisor. The supervisor then indicates on the form that he/she will supervise the student, and then the student should return the form to the Undergraduate office by Friday, July 24, 2020 for Fall/Winter enrollment.

These courses also require a registration form to be submitted by the student to the Undergraduate office no later than Friday, September 25, 2020; this form outlines the marking scheme, deadlines and project description.