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Research Excursions Program

Official description

An instructor-supervised group project in an off-campus setting.  Consult the Physics Department web pages for information about opportunities.  You must contact Deborah Shaw, 416-978-0359 or

The Research Excursion Program provides an opportunity for Arts and Science degree students (St. George) beginning their third year (i.e. after completing at least 9 but not more than 14 credits) to participate in a practical or experimental activity under the supervision of a faculty member.  The practical, experimental component can take the form of research/learning in archives, laboratories, libraries, or in a field camp, etc. - but not in a classroom at another university (that is covered by the Faculty's summer abroad and exchange programs).  The projects run within the May-August period, when both Faculty and students would be able to make the time commitments necessary.  Regular tuition fees apply.  The Faculty of Arts and Science will cover travel expenses.

Each 399Y0 has a program-specific designator, such as ANT, CLA, CSB, VIC etc., and would be eligible to count towards program completion if the program sponsor (Chair or Director) so chooses.  A limited number of 399Y0 courses are available each year.  In an effort to provide as many international opportunities as possible for Arts and Science students, priority is given to students who have not participated in Faculty of Arts and Science off-campus funding opportunities (Internationalized Course Module (ICM) or another 399).  Faculty supervisors propose the projects and choose the students who apply.  Students must also attend a Safety Abroad Seminar.

Recommended preparation
Breadth requirement
Distribution requirement
course title
year of study
3rd year
time and location
no/Type: dates, room: MPxxx

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.