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Undergraduate Research at Victoria College

Victoria College is an intellectual community that encourages innovative thinking. One way the College does this is by supporting and promoting opportunities for our undergraduates to pursue independent research projects.

Do you have a research project you want to pursue? Are you looking to connect with faculty-led research projects? Do you want to find out more about research opportunities at Victoria College and the University of Toronto? 

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Prof. Shaun Ross
Victoria College's Undergraduate Research Coordinator

Undergraduate Research and Internship Opportunities

Explore research and internship opportunities available to undergraduate students within Victoria College, University of Toronto, and beyond.

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Research Day 2022 | March 28, 2022

Victoria College’s annual Research Day will take place on March 28th, 2022. Research Day brings together Vic students from all disciplines and provides an opportunity to share your work with fellow students, professors, and the Vic community. If you have been conducting research in any discipline, you are encouraged to submit a proposal for a 5-minute virtual presentation on your work. All Vic students, and any students enrolled in Victoria College programs, are eligible to participate.

How Research Day will work: The event will take place remotely from 11:00am-4:00pm over ZOOM. Successful applicants will be given a 5-minute time slot to share their work using appropriate visual or video aids to explain their research. Presentations should be aimed at a general audience and must not exceed the 5-minute time limit.

Key Benefits to Students

  • Win cash prizes in a range of categories across the sciences and humanities. (Awards include: Principal’s Science Award; Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Prize; E. J. Pratt Library Primary Source Research Prize; Student Choice Award) 
  • Share your work with an interdisciplinary audience of Victoria College students and faculty. Each panel will be chaired by Victoria College faculty
  • Include your presentation on your CV and grad school applications


Full Research Day 2022 program

Time (Eastern Time) Description
11:05-11:10 AM Welcome
Professor Shaun Ross
11:10-11:15 AM Opening Remarks
President Will Robins
11:15-11:55 AM Panel #1: Health and Human Flourishing
Chair: Professor Paul Gooch
Presenters : Madison Hossack, Jihyun Kim, Miranda Chang, Rebeccah Raphael
12:05-12:45 PM Panel #2: Identities and Relations
Chair: Principal Angela Esterhammer
Presenters : Baishen Yu, Qilin Yu, Megha Manoj, Jaemin Hwang
1:05-1:55 PM Panel #3: Material Culture and Local History
Chair: Professor Ira Wells
Presenters: Kayla Paciocco, Erin Case, Madeleine Schmuckler, Derek Choi, Erika Ashley Couto
2:05-2:45 PM Panel #4: Animal and Plant Life
Chair: Professor Angus McQuibban
Presenters: Emilie Nero, Jessie Wang, Savina Cammalleri, Kieran Guimond
3:05-3:45 PM Panel #5: Technologies and Techniques
Chair : Professor Mark Solovey
Presenters: Conorr Norquay, Brianna Davies, Cecilia Zhehui Xie, Leila Tjang

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Past Research Day

March 30, 2021 | Victoria College's Virtual Research Day 2021


 Victoria College's Virtual Research Day 2021 - Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

This special event will showcase some of the incredible undergraduate research done at Vic during 2020-21. Please feel free to attend any part(s) of the event!


12:15 PM EST: Welcome and Introductions
Professor Shaun Ross 

12:30-1:15 PM EST: Panel #1: Health, Biology, and Technology 
Presenters: James Yuan, Benjamin Bangjie Ding, Jessie Wang, Mia Feldman, Hailey Marleau 

1:15-2:00 PM EST: Panel #2: Practises and Investigations 
Presenters: Zelyn Lee, Leila Tjiang, Elizabeth Wing-Yee Chan, Carlin Henikoff, Zoë Golay 

2:00-2:45 PM EST: Panel #3: Communities and Identities 
Presenters: James Hannay, Omar Kassam, Para Babuharan, Yana Sadeghi, Maya Blumenthal 

2:45-3:30 PM EST: Panel #4: Stories and Communication 
Presenters: Ernest Leung, Sukhmani Khaira, Britney Best, Mollie Sheptenko, Elizabeth Coulter, Sherry Li 

4:00-5:00 PM EST: Panel #5: Northrop Frye Centre Undergraduate Fellows 
Presenters: Cheryl Cheung, Lana Glozic, Ori Gilboa and Kate Schneider 

7:00-8:30 PM EST: Panel #6: Undergraduate Research during COVID-19 
Presenters: Elly Chen, Cheryl Cheung, Maia Harris, Victoria Ngai, Sarina Nikzad and Christine Sutcliffe