Undergraduate Research Explorer
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Research Supports & Resources

As a student at U of T, you have access to many on-campus resources and offices that can offer you support in navigating research opportunities. Below is an overview of supports and resources relevant to Undergraduate Research.

Academic Resources

Discover academic resources and strategies to help navigate your coursework and learning.

Centre for Learning Strategy Support | UTM Academic Support | UTSC Academic Advising & Career Centre | UTSC Academic Life


If you require an accommodation related to a research opportunity, you may connect with one of the accessibility services offices at the University of Toronto.

Accessibility Services | UTM Accessibility Services | UTSC AccessAbility Services | Library Accessibility Office

Career Resources

Make informed choices as you consider the relationship between your research opportunity and your future career plans.

Career Exploration & Education (CxEd)  | UTM Career Centre | UTSC Academic Advising & Career Centre (AA&CC)

Co-Curricular Research Opportunities

Faculty and staff often share postings for paid, research roles on Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx) or through the Work Study Program. Make sure to start reviewing these postings early, even before the academic term begins.

CLNx | Co-Curricular Record | Work Study


Along with being a hub for academic advising and support services, your Registrar’s office supports workshops, courses and funding opportunities designed to support research opportunities and your development of research skills.

Innis College | New College | St. Michael’s College| Trinity College | University College | Victoria College | Woodsworth College

Community-Engaged Research

Curricular and co-curricular opportunities allow you to pursue community-engaged research in partnership with communities or grassroots, non-profit or public organizations.

Centre for Community Partnerships | UTM Centre for Student Engagement| UTSC Community Partnerships & Engagement


To learn about undergraduate research conferences at U of T, visit here


Co-op allows you to explore your career options, while extending your classroom learning to the workplace. Through co-op, you might gain greater experience with the research process and methodologies, exposure to specialized technologies and emerging trends and preparation for how research informs professional environments. You also get paid!

Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) | Professional Experience Year (PEY)| UTM Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) Co-op | Master of Information (MI) Co-op | UTSC Arts & Science Co-op | UTSC Management Co-op

Curricular Research Opportunities: Programs of Study

While research is a component of all your courses, you will have the opportunity to pursue research-directed courses during your studies. Investigate your academic program of study and check with your academic unit to discuss the best way to locate research opportunities. 

Undergraduate Programs of Study | Graduate Programs of Study

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

U of T is committed to an inclusive, diverse and equitable research community. Review relevant policies, learning what supports are available and discuss specific research-related situations.

Indigenous Student Services | Equity Offices | Sexual and Gender Diversity | Advice for International Students

Health & Well-Being

Discover the range of health services, wellness programs and information to help support you in achieving your personal and academic goals.

Family Care Office | Health & Wellness | UTM Health & Counselling | UTSC Health & Wellness Centre | Sexual Violence Prevention & Support

Indigenous-Focused Research / Indigenous Researchers

Indigenous U of T offers an overview of ethical Indigenous-related research practices as well as outlining community engagement opportunities and resources. 

If you are an Indigenous Researcher, you might also consider becoming involved with the Indigenous Education Network or the Indigenous Research Network.

Indigenous U of T | Indigenous Research and Ethics and Community Relationships | Indigenous Education Network | Indigenous Research Network | First Nations House | First Nations House Newsletter 

International Opportunities

Become a global researcher! A learning abroad opportunity connects you with students, professionals and professors from diverse cultural backgrounds and helps you to develop global fluency. Use the Find Your Experience tool, and filter by “research” to learn about the international research opportunities available to you!

Learning and Safety Abroad | Find Your Experience

Research Ethics

The University is responsible for reviewing all undergraduate research involving human participants. It is the responsibility of both the student and the supervisor/instructor to understand and comply with federal and University policies governing research involving humans and to submit an ethics protocol.

Ethics Review of Course-Based Research

Research Opportunities

To locate the research opportunity for you, you can:

  1. Use the Undergraduate Research Explorer, and filter based on your desired learning goals and outcomes.
  2. Visit the website of your academic unit to learn more about research opportunities available at the local level. 

Undergraduate Student Journals

U of T Libraries offers publishing supports for a host of student journals in a variety of subjects. Review the U of T Student Journal Directory if you are interested in publishing your research or perhaps working on the editorial side of a student journal. 

U of T Student Journal Directory

U of T Libraries

From conducting literature reviews to working with Tableau, U of T Libraries offers a series of workshops, self-paced modules and supports to help support you in developing your research skills. 

U of T Libraries Workshops | Self-Paced Modules and Recorded Workshops | Personal Librarian Program