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Get paid to work in a lab during the school year with the work study program. Develop your skills and experience while exploring your interests. Log in to cln.utoronto.ca to see available positions in EEB, as well as other positions both on and off campus.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM
Looking to gain some work experience and develop transferable skills? Work for the Ontario government through the Summer Employment Opportunities program. This program provides work experience to students in a variety of fields, including the environment, parks, policy, science, and technology. Student jobs will be posted in January. Find more info at www.ontario.ca/SummerStudents
hands VOLUNTEER IN A LAB
Volunteering in a lab is a great way to gain practical experience in biology. Browse professor webpages to find out which labs interest you, and contact them directly. Or, take smaller courses in your area of interest, and chat to your TAs and professors.

VOLUNTEER IN THE COMMUNITY
Let's Talk Science
    Want to engage with young scientists? Volunteer with Let's Talk Science to help spread the word! LTS pairs students, alumni, and faculty with classrooms across the country.
Ontario BioBlitz
    Looking to learn about surveying and species identification? Participate in the Ontario BioBlitz as a Novice Naturalist to help survey and document diversity within a given area. 
    Or perhaps you know a little something about a taxonomic group? Participate in the Ontario BioBlitz as a Naturalist, leading survey teams or assisting with specimen identification. Or, join as an Interpreter and lead nature hikes for novices. 
Science Rendezvous
    Have you worked in a lab? Volunteer at U of T's Science Rendezvous festival to cultivate scientific literacy.
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
    Want to help clean up your city? Participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! Protect shorelines and wildlife by joining a cleanup in your neighbourhood, or by leading a cleanup yourself.
Student Unions
University of Toronto Peer Tutoring

scopes RESEARCH COURSES
EEB research courses provide students with the opportunity to participate in a faculty member's research project. Students gain experience in project design; data collection, analysis, and interpretation; and scientific communication.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS
EEB offers several merit-based awards to fund student research in EEB faculty members’ labs, including the Northrop Frye Summer Research Experience Scholarship, NSERC USRAs, KSR USRAs, and the UTEA.

FIELD COURSES
Get hands-on experience in the field, while getting to know your peers and professors better. EEB offers field courses in Algonquin, the Koffler Scientific Reserve, and the New World Tropics. Or participate in the Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology, and receive a U of T credit for field courses offered at other universities.

OPERATION WALLACEA
Interested in conservation? Join an Operation Wallacea research expedition.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Participate in the first Undergraduate Research Conference! Hosted by the ASSU and the Faculty of Arts and Science, this is an amazing opportunity to present your work, and interact with peers and professors. Find out more information at www.assu.ca/urc2018.