Summer Student Program Contacts

** Students should take some time investigate the areas of expertise and research activities of potential supervisors before contacting the researcher, or program coordinator. This will help to focus your search for a supervisor and will make it easier for program coordinators to assist you. Please prepare a proof read CV detailing your education and work experience, and be prepared to provide a letter of reference. Additional materials may be requested. **

***Some departments and hospitals request that students DO NOT contact researchers directly. Please be sure to check if this is the case. ***

2017 Summer Student Program Coordinators at Faculty of Medicine Departments

Department Coordinator Tel/Email Address/notes
Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research Renee Brost

416-946-7006 (tel)

Donnelly CCBR
160 College St., Room 230
Undergraduate research opportunities are handled on a case-by-case basis. For available opportunities, see current research projects and accompanying lab links or search by program on the home page.

Biochemistry Jennifer Haughton

416-978-2700 (tel)

Medical Sciences Building, Room #5207
On line applications can be found on the Biochemistry web site: 
Deadline for submission: February 8, 2017

Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

164 College St., Room 407
See website for details: 
Deadline: February 17, 2017

Immunology Anna Frey

416-978-0926 (tel)

c/o Anna Frey
Medical Sciences Building, Room 7205. Applications can be found on-line at:
Deadline: January 13, 2017, 4pm

Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology Teresa Trimboli

416-946-7459 (tel)

c/o Teresa Trimboli, Medical Sciences Building #6209

Deadline: March 24, 2017

Medical Biophysics Daphne Sears

416-634-8755 (tel)

Princess Margaret Hospital, 7th Floor, Room 411, 610 University Ave
Deadline for submission: February 6, 2017, 9am
Molecular Genetics MoGen Student Services

416-946-7714 (tel)

Medical Sciences Building, Room #4377 
Deadline: March 10, 2017

Institute of Medical Science (IMS) Elena Gessas

416-946-8286 (tel)

Medical Science Building, Room #2374
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Medicine Contact Division Directors To obtain a list of the Division Directors, please visit:  
Nutritional Sciences Don Newton

FitzGerald Building, Room #322
150 College Street
Deadline: March 3, 2017.

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Various

Contact Individual Principal Investigators

55 Queen St., Fifth Floor
Undergraduate research opportunities are handled on a case-by-case basis. Students are encouraged to visit faculty members' webpages to determine an area of interest, and write a formal letter of introduction directly to them (e-mail communication is accepted).

Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

R. Fraser Elliott Building
190 Elizabeth St., Room 3S-438


Pharmacology  & Toxicology David S. Riddick

416-978-0813 (tel)

Medical Sciences Building, #4207

Deadline: March 24, 2017  

Physical Therapy Dr. Sunita Mathur

416-978-7761 (tel)

Rehabilitation Science Building 500 University, Room 824 Undergraduate research opportunities are handled on a case-by-case basis. Students are encouraged to visit faculty members' webpages to determine an area of interest, and write a formal letter of introduction directly to them (e-mail communication is accepted).

Physiology Eva Eng

Medical Sciences Building, Room 3209   
UROP & GLSE: March 22, 2017 
GLSE USLA: February 27, 2017

Speech-Language Pathology Dr. Alice Eriks-Brophy

416-946-8633 (tel)

Rehabilitation Sciences Building, 160-500 University Ave
Deadline: None Posted.

Surgery Dr. N. McKee 416-586-5197 (tel)

Mount Sinai Hospital, Room 435 Students should search the internet and journal publications to identifying a researcher you would like to work with. Review their work and become familiar with their areas of expertise, and write a formal letter of introduction directly to them.

2016 Summer Student Program Coordinators at UofT - Affiliated Teaching Hospitals

Hospital Coordinator Tel/Fax/Email/ (http://) Address/notes

Baycrest Research Training Centre

Dr. Rosanne Aleong

416-785-2500 x 2905 (tel)

For information on summer student positions at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute visit: Selections will be made on an ongoing basis, so apply as early as possible.  Only ONE online submission is required. 
Hiring decisions will be made by April 15, 2017

Bloorview Research Institute Claire Tasker

416 425-6220 ext. 3500(tel)

For information on the Ward Family Foundation Summer Student Program, visit:
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Hospital for Sick Children

For information on the SickKids Summer Research Program, list of hiring scientists, positions offered and downloadable applications visit:   Applications must include the following documents: resume, university transcripts, and letter of reference (from a professor or previous employer). All applications must be submitted directly to the hiring scientist and by the method the scientist indicates.
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Mount Sinai Hospital Susan Chuo

The RTC Summer Research Program for Undergraduates at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute. Please visit Students for details.
Deadline: February 28, 2017

Princess Margaret Hospital Various See different program pages for contact information.

Princess Margaret Hospital 7th Floor, Room 411 610 University Ave For more information visit: 
Various deadlines.

St. Michael’s Hospital

Keenan Research Centre at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute Summer Student Program
St. Michael’s Hospital at the University of Toronto, 30 Bond St. Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8.
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Women’s College Hospital Mariah Phillips

Women’s Health Student Experience Summer Program. Women’s College Research Institute, 790 Bay St., 7th Floor, Toronto, ON M5G 1N8.
Deadline: January 15, 2017

Sunnybrook Health Sciences  Centre Jeanette Andreatta

D+H SRI Summer Student Research Program. Students are encouraged to check the careers section of the SRI website and contact scientists with whom they are interested in working. 
Deadline: TBD
Information for 2017 not posted.

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Student Placements

To request changes to this page please contact Cindy Faber in the Faculty of Medicine Research Office at

Revised February 1, 2017.


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