Undergraduate research opportunities

Undergrad research

Please note, while some forms have been updated for 2017-2018, not all have.  The remainder of the forms will not be updated until mid-August.  In the meantime please ensure that you find a supervisor between now and September as spaces can fill up quickly regardless of form availability.

You may also need to complete a supervised study permission form (available from the registrar or from Gloria Luza) in addition to these departmental permission forms

 

BIOD98/BIOD99 Presentations - TBA. 

BIOB98H Supervised Introductory Research in Biology

Permission Form

A course designed to facilitate introduction to, and experience in, ongoing laboratory or field research in biology. Supervision of the work is arranged by mutual agreement between student and instructor. Students must obtain a permission form from SW420B that is to be completed and signed by the student and supervisor and which will include an outline of the work to be completed) and then returned to SW420B.

NOTE: This course DOES NOT satisfy any Biological Sciences program requirements.

NOTE: This course is a credit/no credit course.

Prerequisite: At least 4.0 credits including BIOA01H3 & BIOA02H3 & enrolment in a Biology program.

Exclusion: BIOD98H3 may not be taken after or concurrently with BIOB99H3, BIOD95H3, BIOD98Y3 or BIOD99Y

 

BIOB99H Supervised Introductory Research in Biology

Permission Form

A course designed to facilitate introduction to, and experience in, ongoing laboratory or field research in biology. Supervision of the work is arranged by mutual agreement between student and instructor. Students must obtain a permission form from SW420B that is to be completed and signed by the student and supervisor and which will include an outline of the work to be completed) and then returned to SW420B.

NOTE: BIOB99H is identical to BIOB98H3 but is intended as a second research experience. In order to be eligible for BIOB99H3, with the same instructor, the student and the instructor will have to provide a plan of study, the scope of which goes beyond the work of BIOB98H3.

NOTE: This course DOES NOT satisfy any Biological Sciences program requirements.

Prerequisite: BIOB98H3

Exclusion: BIOB99H3 may not be taken after or concurrently with BIOD95H3, BIOD98Y3 or BIOD99Y3.

 

BIOC99H3 Biology Team Research

Permission Form - Syllabus

This course is meant to provide an introduction to academic research. A group of 3-5 students work together to develop a research proposal and/or implement a research project under the general guidance of a faculty researcher. Students meet regularly with a  graduate student and attend several skill development sessions. Components of assessment are determined prior to project commencement, but may be based on student contribution over the tern and a final written product.

Prerequisite: (1) Enrolment in a UTSC major or specialist Subject POSt offered by Biological Sciences & (2) have completed all second year core program requirements & (3) have at least 10 full credits & (4) a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (5) acceptance of the application by a faculty member.

 

BIOD67H: Inter-University Biology Field Course

Information Sheet

Field courses offered by the Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology (OUPFB) in a variety of habitats and countries, usually during the summer.  OUPFB modules (courses) are posted online in January, and students must apply by the indicated deadline.

Prerequisite: Varies by module (Permission of course co-ordinator required)
Exclusion: (BIOC67H3)
Breadth Requirement: Natural Sciences
NOTE: Additional information is provided on the OUPFB website (http://www.oupfb.ca/index.html)

 

BIOD95H3 Supervised Study in Biology - Fall/Winter 2017-2018

Permission Form

This course is designed to permit intensive examination of the primary literature of a select topic.  Frequent consultation with the supervisor is necessary and extensive library research is required.  The project will culminate in a written report.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of 12.5 full credits, of which at least four must be Biology B or C level courses. Students must have permission of the instructor.

 

BIOD96Y3 Directed Research in Paramedicine

Permission Form

This course is designed to permit critical analysis of current topics relevant to the broad topic of paramedicine.  Students will work independently but under the supervision of an industry leader, practitioner and/or researcher involved in paramedicine, who will guide the in-depth study/research.  Students must also report to the course instructor and paramedicine program supervisor. Students must obtain a permission form from SW420B.  At that time the student will be provided with an outline of the general schedule and general requirements for the course.  Students are required to meet with the course instructor and program supervisor for complete course information and to complete their formal registration.

Prerequisite: Minimum of 14.0 credits including PMDC54Y3 and PMDC56H3 and [PSYB07H3 or STAB22H3]

 

BIOD98Y3 Directed Research in Biology 2017-2018

Permission Form

This course is designed to permit laboratory or field research or intensive examination of a selected topic in biology. Supervision of the work is arranged by mutual agreement between student and instructor. Students must obtain a permission form from SW420B this is to be completed and signed but the intended supervisor, and returned to SW420B. At that time, the student will be provided with an outline of the schedule and general requirements for the course. 10 sessions of group instruction will form part of the coursework.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of 13.5 credits, of which as least four must be Biology B- or C-lever courses and permission of the instructor.

Exclusion: CSB498Y, EEB498Y, (BGYD01Y3), (BGYD98Y3), (BOT460Y), (ZOO498Y)

 

BIOD99Y3 Directed Research in Biology 2017-2018

Permission Form

This course is identical to BIOD98Y3 but intended as a second research experience. In order to be eligible for BIOD99Y3, with the same instructor, the student and the instructor will have to provide a plan of study that goes beyond the work of BIOD98Y3.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of 13.5 full credits, of which at least four must be Biology B- or C-level courses and permission of the instructor.

Exclusion: CSB498Y, EEB498Y, (BGYD02Y3), (BGYD99Y3), (BOT460Y), (ZOO498Y)