Experiential Learning Opportunities
Building experience and knowledge
Participating in undergraduate research is a valuable experience for students, regardless of the career paths you are contemplating.
There are many opportunities to get involved:
You can decide to volunteer in one of our research groups. As a volunteer you have the flexibility to schedule your work around your other commitments while getting to know research and people of the hosting lab and building first research skills.
You may elect to enrol in an experiential learning class or independent research project course, such as PHYL 3600. With a little more time commitment, you can earn credit points for your research efforts.
You can carry out your Honours Research in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics. Our faculty have successfully mentored students enrolled in several undergraduate programs including, but not limited to, Medical Sciences, Neuroscience, Biology, and Biochemistry.
- You may want to apply for an undergraduate research award to carry out paid research during the summer:
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council offers the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award for this purpose. Students interested to work with faculty at the Department of Physiology & Biophysics should send their completed application forms [PDF - 332 KB] to the Department Coordinator by January 13, 2023
- The Department of Physiology & Biophysics will also award a limited number of Undergraduate Summer Studentships [PDF - 120 KB]. All applications [PDF - 171 KB] and transcripts must be submitted to the Department Head by February 24, 2023 at 4 pm.
Finding a Supervisor
Regardless of your involvement, the first step you need to take is to find a supervisor who is interested in overseeing your work. Below, you will find a list of faculty members in the department of Physiology & Biophysics who welcome inquiries from undergraduate students. Based on your interests, you can email a potential supervisor and discuss whether a suitable opportunity is available.
View Potential Supervisors [PDF - 100 KB]
Contacting Your Potential Supervisor
Want to make a good first impression? Please see below for some handy tips on how to best go about crafting your first e-mail.