Ontario University Program in Field Biology (OUPFB)

U of T participates in a province-wide field course program -- Ontario University Program in Field Biology (OUPFB) -- which allows U of T students to take field courses offered by 13 other universities in Ontario without having to apply for transfer credit. See the OUPFB website for more information.

The deadline to submit an OUPFB application and deposit cheque for a 2017 OUPFB course is Feb. 1st. Applications are to be submitted to the EEB Undergraduate Office (25 Willcocks St. Earth Science Centre, Room 3055B). However, OUPFB applications will still be accepted after the deadline provided there is space available in the course. Please contact the EEB Undergraduate office (undergrad.eeb@utoronto.ca) for more information.

OUPFB Field Course Coordinators at U of T:
  • U of T St. George: Colleen de Borst-Kerluk, 416-946-8612, undergrad.eeb@utoronto.ca
  • UTM: Diane Matias, 905-828-3999, d.matias@utoronto.ca
  • UTSC: Ivana Stehilk, 416-287-7422 , ivana.stehlik@utoronto.ca
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.

New to OUPFB: Students who drop a field course should not expect a refund of any field course costs. Students are encouraged to purchase cancellation insurance if airline tickets are required.