Field Courses

Costa Rica

EEB offers one to two field courses each year to such locations as the New World tropics, Algonquin 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 take field courses offered by other universities in Ontario without having to apply for transfer credit.


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Updated March 23, 2020

As things are rapidly changing globally in relation to the COVID-19 virus, we are responding in a way that strives to put public health and the safety of our students at the forefront of our decision making process. The OUPFB teams at each University met on Monday, March 23 to make a final decision regarding the viability of 2020 OUPFB Field Courses proceeding for the spring/summer academic term.

In the interest of increasing social distancing and adopting other measures to try and slow down the spread of COVID-19, the decision was made to cancel all spring/summer (until Sept. 1, 2020) OUPFB courses domestically. International courses were previously cancelled as well.


Field Courses 

EEB403H - Tropical Field Biology

  • Location: Peru
  • Instructors: Megan Frederickson, Adriana Bravo Ordonez, John Stinchcombe
  • Detailed course description
  • August 16-30, 2020

EEB405H - Temperate Field Biology ***CANCELLED***

EEB406H - Inter-University Field Course ***CANCELLED***


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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. 
- If you intend to graduate in November, the field course final grades may not be available to allow for degree completion. We do not recommend taking a field course if you plan to convocate in November.