Research Opportunities

OVC Summer Leadership & Research Program

The Summer Leadership & Research Program (SLRP) offers BSc, DVM and other summer student researchers at OVC a stimulating slate of events from May to August. The program includes a Round Table series with veterinarians and scientists working in diverse and intriguing areas, field trips to cutting-edge research facilities and the Metro Toronto Zoo, attendance at scientific conferences, and professional development workshops to prepare for conference-style sessions. It is our hope that the program will provide additional relevant activities and exposure for BSc, DVM and other OVC summer research students while complementing primary research/educational activities with individual faculty advisors.

Undergraduate Research Assistantships

The Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) program is a competitive program that provides summer research opportunities to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need.

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are meant to stimulate students' interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage a student to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. If students would like to gain research experience in an academic setting, these awards can provide them with financial support through their host university.

Mitacs Globalink Research Internships

Are you an excellent student interested in developing your research expertise with top professors? Are you an undergraduate student from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Turkey or Vietnam interested in exploring your field of study in Canada? Would you want to be considered for graduate funding in Canada? Would you like your résumé to include research, professional skills, and international experience?

Each year between May and September, Globalink Research Internships bring a select group of international undergraduate students (who have competed to join the program) to do research in universities across Canada. During their internships, students participate in research projects under the supervision of outstanding faculty members, work with graduate students & research associates, and experience the many one-of-a-kind educational, social, and recreational opportunities Canada has to offer.