Research Opportunities

Research Awards

The Department of Physics offers support to undergraduate research with:

  • Natural Science and Engineering Research Council: Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC USRA)
    • For Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.
    • Government of Canada award.
  • Summer Undergraduate Physics Research Experience (SUPRE) Awards
    • For either domestic OR international students.
    • Department of Physics award.

Applications for the summer 2024 term are now CLOSED.  The deadline to apply was the close of business day on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.  For details as to how to apply to the NSERC USRA and departmental SUPRE awards, visit this webpage.  Please note the important changes to the submission process.

Contacting Researchers

If you are an undergraduate student who is interested in gaining some research experience (either during the academic terms or during summer), you are encouraged to contact our Department professors directly. Professors are listed by field of study in the Research section.

Undergraduate Research Papers

Undergraduate students have opportunities to contribute to research papers. For a list of recent papers co-authored by Physics undergraduate students, visit the Undergraduate Research Papers page.