Students & Research
- Psychology research with Professor Laura-Ann Petitto at U of T Scarborough.
- Research materials in the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library.
- Plant life research in a U of T Scarborough lab.
Breakthrough research and visionary thinking define
U of T.
The discovery of insulin. “The medium is the message.” 10 Nobel Prizes. The University of Toronto has a rich research history. Today, our research endeavour is a formidable force, spanning three campuses and ten partner hospitals. Thousands of faculty members and students are at work tackling society’s pressing problems.”
— Professor R. Paul Young, PhD, FRSC (Vice President, Research)
The University of Toronto is one of the top research universities in the world, and the entire U of T community uses its collective research strength to advance global knowledge in all fields. Everyday, researchers publish their work, collaborate with local and international scholars and partner with government, industry and community groups to realize breakthrough ideas.
Undergraduate students are encouraged and afforded opportunities to contribute to academic research. As early as first year, U of T students engage in original research through courses, informal volunteer opportunities, summer positions and national research council-funded internships. In second year, select students are invited to apply to the Research Opportunity Program (ROP), which earns students credit for participating in a year-long, off-campus research project. ROP students have excavated fossil sites in Hungary, learned geophysics field techniques in British Columbia and examined HIV/AIDS-related issues in Namibia.
Studying with leading researchers and working in state-of-the-art facilities, our students contribute to understanding the human experience and the world around us.
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