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, during the fall, winter, and summer sessions as:

Details about each of the above courses are provided below.

EEB299Y1/399Y1: Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

The ROP program provides an opportunity for Arts & Science (St. George) degree students in their second year (i.e., after completing at least 4 but not more than 8.5 credits) to earn one course credit by participating in a faculty member's research project. Students are expected to keep a journal recording meetings, progress, and what was learned about the project in particular and the nature of research in general.

EEB participates in the ROP program each year, in both the fall-winter and summer sessions. Descriptions of all ROP projects are available in mid-February each year from the ROP website.

EEB398H0/398Y0: Research Excursions

Provides an opportunity for Arts & Science (St. George) degree students in their third year (i.e., after completing at least 9 but not more than 13.5 credits) to participate in a practical or experiential activity under the supervision of a faculty member. The practical, experiential component (in EEB) typically takes the form of research/learning in the laboratory and/or field. Projects run within the May-August period; regular tuition fees apply, travel and boarding costs are covered by the program. A limited number of projects are available each year. Faculty supervisors propose the projects and choose from the students who apply. Students must attend a Safety Abroad Seminar.

EEB participates in the Research Excursion program. Descriptions of all 398H0/399Y1 projects are available in mid-February each year from the Research Excursions website.

Summer 2017 Research Courses

EEB397Y1: Research Project in EEB (Third Year)

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, April 14, 2017 for Summer enrollment. These courses also require a registration form to be submitted by the student to the Undergraduate office. The registration form needs to be submitted no later than Friday, May 26, 2017; this form outlines the marking scheme, deadlines and project description.

Students enrolled in a Summer project course must present an oral presentation of their research. Further details and dates will be discussed and agreed upon with the student's supervisor.

EEB498Y1/499Y1: Advanced Research Project in EEB (Fourth Year)

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, April 14, 2017 for Summer enrollment. These courses also require a registration form to be submitted by the student to the Undergraduate office. The registration form needs to be submitted no later than Friday, May 26, 2017; this form outlines the marking scheme, deadlines and project description.

Students enrolled in a Summer project course must present an oral presentation of their research. Further details and dates will be discussed and agreed upon with the student's supervisor.

EEB497H1F/S: Research Studies in EEB - 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 must be submitted to the Undergraduate office by Friday, April 14, 2017 for Summer enrollment. 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.

Fall-Winter 2017-2018 Research Courses

Students and supervisors are encouraged to review the EEB Research Project Course guidelines before completing the application and registration forms.

EEB397Y1: Research Project in EEB (Third Year)

Require 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 28, 2017 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 29, 2017; 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 28, 2017 (for F course) and Friday, November 17, 2017 (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 EEB498Y1Y will automatically be concurrently enrolled in EEB488H1Y - Research Issues in Ecology andEvolutionary Biology.**

Require 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 28, 2017 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 29, 2017; this form outlines the marking scheme, deadlines and project description.