Field Courses

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Field courses are a unique and important part of our undergraduate program! Read more about the application process.

EEB offers one to two field courses each year to such locations as the New World tropics, Algonquin Provincial Park, and at U of T’s Koffler Scientific Reserve located north of Toronto. We also participate in the Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology (OUPFB) which allows U of T students to participate in field courses offered by other universities.

Please see links the left-hand menu for information on how to apply, the Ontario University Program in Field Biology, and FAQs.

Please Note: The University's Grading Practices Policy states that some graded work be returned before the date to cancel a course without academic penalty. Please be aware that this is not practical for a two-week field course. 

Field Courses 

EEB403H - Tropical Field Biology

  • Location: Peru
  • Instructors: Megan Frederickson & John Stinchcombe
  • Next offered: Summer 2020

EEB405H - Temperate Field Biology

EEB406H - Inter-University Field Course

  • Participate in a 2-week field course offered by another Ontario university between May and August, and receive a U of T credit.
  • 30+ field courses are offered by the Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology (OUPFB). For more info, check out this page and the OUPFB website.
  • Please just submit one (1) deposit cheque made payable to "University of Toronto" with your OUPFB application, even if you list more than one module. Hand this in to the EEB Undergraduate Office.

EEB410H - Lake Ecosystem Dynamics

  • Location: Harkness Fisheries Research Laboratories, Algonquin Park, ON
  • Instructor: Helene Cyr
  • Next offered: TBD

EEB407H - Alpine Ecosystems

  • This course is offered occasionally and the date when it will next be offered has not been determined.