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Undergraduate research opportunities

Fall 2021 - Winter 2022 Course Info:

BIOB98/99 - Supervised Introductory Research in Biology will be offered with some in person components on campus.  You may be required to come to campus to meet with your faculty supervisor and graduate students.  There may also be some virtual components on Quercus or other platforms (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc...) for meetings.

BIOC99H3 - This course will be offered in the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 term with some in person components as deemed fit by your supervisor.  You may also be required to attend virtual tutorials.  Please note: you must form a team and obtain a supervisor for this course.

BIOD67H3 - Inter-University Biology Field Course.  This course will not be offered during Fall 2021 or Winter 2022. 

BIOD95H3 - Supervised Study in Biology will be offered completely online.  Please check the Quercus site for the course for information regarding online meetings.  Meetings with your supervisor may be conducted virtually through multiple platforms (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc...) and you can access UTSC library content online.

BIOD96Y3 - Directed Research in Paramedicine .  This course will be offered dependent on whether a field supervisor can be obtained.  

BIOD98/99Y3 - Directed Research in Biology will be offered with some in person on campus components that are required to complete the course successfully.  You may be required to meet with your supervisor, conduct experiments and access resources on campus.  You may also be required to attend a few tutorials or meetings with the Course Coordinators (Professor Ashok & Professor Stehlik) virtually.  You may also need to come to campus to connect to the campus network for completing any Biosafety, WHIMIS, or other training offered through EHS.

 

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

BIOB98H Supervised Introductory Research in Biology

Registrar Office's Supervised Study 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 fill out the permission form & Registrar's Supervised Study Form 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 Lucy Pickering or Jennifer Campbell.

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

Registrar Office's Supervised Study 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 fill out the permission form & Registrar's Supervised Study Form 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 Laura Shelly.

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 FormRegistrar Office's Supervised Study Form

Pre-Covid 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.

Please note the syllabus/permission form has changed slightly to reflect changes during COVID.

 

BIOD95H3 Supervised Study in Biology 

Permission Form & Registrar Office's Supervised Study 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.  Students must fill out the permission form & Registrar's Office Supervised Study Form that is to be completed and signed by the student and supervisor and then returned to Laura Shelly.

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 Registrar Office's Supervised Study 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. 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

Permission Form & Registrar Office's Supervised Study 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 fill out the permission form & Registrar's Supervised Study Form 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 Laura Shelly. 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

Permission Form & Registrar Office's Supervised Study 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)