Research Internship Cohort


Imagine being the first to discover something about a gene, a cell, an organism or an ecosystem! The research internship concentration allows you to make discovery through biological research an integral part of your university program. In your first year, after an orientation to the tools necessary to conduct research in one of the many biological sub-fields, you will be participating in research projects under the direction of faculty. Each subsequent year will build on these skills with an emphasis on actually designing, carrying out and disseminating the results from research projects under the guidance of faculty. Through this program, you will enhance key skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, observation, diagnosis, organization and presentation that are important not only to research but to any career path. This program is open to those with an 80% in Biology 30, a 75% overall average, and a desire to be a part of the scientific discovery process. All eligible applications will be considered but acceptance into the cohort is limited. Please read through the Cohort Requirements. Additional information may be requested. 


After acceptance into the Cohort program there are several activities held in the Fall Semester to help students get to know eachother before starting the first Cohort-specific course, Biology 2001, in the Spring Semester. In previous years, students have gone out to the Westcastle Field Station for a weekend retreat. Unfortunately, the forest fires and weather conditions prevented students from visiting the field station this year. Instead, the cohort ventured out to Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park for an equally fun day trip!