Field Courses

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Field courses are a unique and important part of our undergraduate program!

EEB offers two or three 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 over 12 other universities, to locations within Ontario and around the world.

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

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 

EEB405H - Temperate Field Biology

EEB410H - Lake Ecosystem Dynamics

  • Dates: August 21 - September 1, 2017
  • Location: Harkness Fisheries Research Laboratories, Algonquin Park, ON
  • Instructor: Helene Cyr

EEB403H - Tropical Field Biology

  • Dates: Course is offered in alternate years. Next offered in Summer 2018
  • Location: Peru
  • Instructors: TBA

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.
  • Over 30 field courses are offered by the Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology; for more information read the paragraph below, and visit 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. 

EEB407H - Alpine Ecosystems

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