Undergraduate Summer Research Program

The Faculty of Dentistry offers a Summer Research Program, available to undergraduate students from all Canadian dental schools. Through this program, summer students gain experience in laboratory and clinical research. Every year, several competitive travel awards are also available, which fund summer students’ travel to international research conferences.

Associate professor Boris Hinz is Program Coordinator for the Summer Research Program. Dr. Hinz can be reached at (416) 978 8728 or boris.hinz@utoronto.ca

2019 Summer Student Program

See a list of this year's projects and supervisors. 

PI's: The Information You Need:

If you are a Principal Investigator (PI) and are interested in working with a Summer student, or a student and interested in participating in the Summer Student Program, please see information and applications below:

  • Call for projects: Deadline is January 25, 2019 to submit your applications.
  • Information on the program for PIs can be accessed here. 
  • A copy of the PI Project application form is available for download here. 
  • Last year's supervisors and projects can be found here


Students: The Information You Need

Call for applications to the Summer Research Program 2019- Deadline is March 1, 2019 to submit your application.

Please Note:  If you want to receive updates regarding the program, please send an e-mail to Ms. Leah Raz at l.raz@dentistry.utoronto.ca. In the subject line, write "Summer Student Mailer 2019" and in the text, make sure to add your name, last name, gender and e-mail address.


Summer Research Opportunities in China

Interested in working in a research lab in China this summer? We have two available PI projects in Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan affiliated with our Summer Research Program.  For possible funding opportunities regarding travel and accommodations related to these projects, please send inquiries tol.raz@dentistry.utoronto.ca . 


Deadline to apply is March 8, 2019.  


Summer Research Opportunity at SickKids (Summer 2019)

This summer student research position will involve recruiting and consenting patients for prospective clinical research studies in the Department of Dentistry at SickKids. It will also include collecting questionnaires, collecting data, entering data into a REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) database, and cleaning data for statistical analysis. It would be especially advantageous if the student has experience with participant recruitment and consent. The start date is negotiable. Applications will be accepted until March 1st.  Please contact Nicole Sidhu directly at Nicole.sidhu@sickkids.ca if you have any further questions regarding this Summer Research Opportunity.

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