Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The Lawson Centre hires undergraduate students through a number of University of Toronto programs

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Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

The Department of Nutritional Sciences provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to become involved in research within various aspects of nutrition. 

Stipends from $5000 to $6000 for 12 to 16 weeks of research.

Application Deadline: February 23, 2024, 5 pm ET

Currently accepting students. 

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Network for Healthy Populations Summer Research and Training Program

The Network for Healthy Populations offers undergraduate, MPH and MD students an opportunity to gain experience, knowledge and skills to prepare for careers that aim to reduce the risk and burden of diabetes and related chronic diseases. 

This is a full-time summer position (37.5 hours/week) from June 3 - August 23, 2024 (12 weeks). Students will meet weekly in-person for networking, mentorship and knowledge exchange opportunities.

Application Deadline: March 4, 2024, 5 pm ET

Currently accepting MD students to participate in the project Enhancing Nutrition Equity: Assessing and Transforming Peel Region's Food Environment for Optimizing Health.

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Work Study

Twice a year (fall/winter and summer terms), the University of Toronto's Work Study Program offers paid, on-campus positions to undergraduate and graduate students. The Lawson Centre posts both work experience and research experience stream positions. 

Students must be enrolled in courses during the summer and fall/winter term to be eligible to participate. 

Student Application Period (Summer term): April 2 - May 12, 2024

Positions available: TBD