Opportunities for Students

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

Each summer, many students have the opportunity to work alongside professors in their research labs using modern advanced equipment in the quest to find answers to a host of different research questions. 

Did you ever wonder what students do in the summer research programs? Do you think it is something you might consider doing? 

If you are interested in working in a lab for the summer, September is the time to start making enquiries; applications are generally due at the end of Fall term. Check with your Professors or with the Departments in the Faculty of Science to learn more about summer student research opportunites.

Funding for summer research is provided by a number of sources including: NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council), the Faculty of Science or through grants held by professors in the Faculty of Science. 

Undergraduate Travel Support

Financial support for undergraduate students to attend scientific conferences or international travel opportunities may be available to enhance the student experience through research and/or internationalization related activities. Eligibility for financial support is based on specific criteria and a letter of request from each student prior to application for support to rationalize the details of the request.  Please refer to the Undergraduate Travel Support website for more details.

Real Experience with Co-op Programs

The Faculty of Science has the largest co-op program in the province giving you valuable work experience, putting you in direct contact with future employers and helping you off-set the cost of your tuition.  Read Doug's story about his co-op experience, and how it landed him his dream job.

International Travel with Co-op

As a Faculty of Science student, you will have opportunities for international exchange and international co-op experiences.  Our students have studied in places like England, Japan and Australia.  Read Bobbie's story about his co-op experience in Freiburg Germany

Will Grierson a Microbiology Honours Co-op student spent the summer at the Albert Einstein Institute in New York.  Find out how he got there, and what he thought of the experience.  

A Degree that Takes YOU Anywhere in the World

International Exchanges for Graduates:
With her B.Sc. Honours in Genetics, Kerri Hunter participated in the EuroScholars Exhange program, worked in a Finnish research lab with and International cadre of European scientists, and took in some travel and rock concerts.

International Exchanges for Students:
Ever dreamed of studying overseas? Working abroad? Or just traveling the world?  The World W.I.S.E. Resource Centre can help.  Calen Ryan took courses at the University of Wollongong, Australia and got a $5,000 AUS scholarship.

So what can you do with a science degree?

Explore our alumni profiles

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Bobbie Beattie
International Co-op


Kerri Hunter
International Exchange for Graduates