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Current Undergraduates

Chemistry and Biology current undergraduates studying a sample in lab.

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Biology. We’re a very active and supportive science community. There’s always a lot going on. Take full advantage of the many opportunities to enhance your student experience and help you thrive.

First Year Science

Transitioning into university life is both exciting and challenging. Full-time university studies are very different from high school, and the transition can be stressful. But the Faculty of Science First Year Science (FYS) office can help you make a success of it.

If you’re in your first year here, FYS can help you with questions such as how to select your courses, transfer credits, what to do if you’re struggling with your grades, and more. You can also connect with upper-year peer mentors to help you get comfortable with university life.  

Course Listings

Check out what’s available in your program —requirements, electives, descriptions and more.  

Support Services

Reach out whenever you need help in academics or other areas of life as a university student.  

Career Development

Get an early start planning and preparing for a career. Find out how to get started.

Student Stories

Jazlyn Borges

Undergraduate Journey in Research

Jazlyn Borges caught the research bug early in her undergraduate. During second year, she began volunteering in professor Costin Antonescu’s cell biology lab. Before graduating, she was a two-time winner at Canada’s largest undergraduate healthcare conference for her work on the regulation of the STAT5 protein by endocytosis in breast cancer. “Working at the lab made me discover how much I love research. Everyone was so supportive and helped foster my love of learning,” she says. Jazlyn is now pursuing her MSc in physiology at the University of Toronto.

— Jazlyn Borges, BSc ’20 (Biomedical Sciences)

Jacklyn Cunningham

Experiences Abroad on the Riviera Maya

Jacklyn Cunningham always had a passion for the planet. Thanks to extracurricular funding from the Faculty of Science, Jacklyn got to travel to Mexico to help researchers measure and map coral reefs along the River Maya. “The marine world was mesmerizing – so many colourful fish, stingrays and sea turtles. There’s so much in the oceans to conserve, and I wanted to be part of it. The field placement really boosted my confidence.” Jacklyn is now aspiring for a career in scientific communications.

— Jacklyn Cunningham, BSc ’20 (Biology)