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Undergraduate Research

Physics undergraduate student working hands-on in the lab.

Medical Physics at Ryerson University is an applied, hands-on program within a rich research environment. Even as an undergraduate, you’ll experience science as it’s authentically practiced in the lab — either with faculty members or nearby Toronto research hospitals. Some opportunities are even paid, with experience you can add to your resume even before you graduate.

"In my final year, I did a research project at St. Michael’s Hospital through funding from the NSERC-USRA award, and was grateful to have an all-expenses-paid trip to present it at the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC) in Edmonton, Alberta."

William Knight, Class of 2018

Training in authentic scientific research

Research Practicum: Optional, non-credit course to gain early experience in how research works.

4th Year Thesis: A required, year-long research project, working 1:1 with faculty or hospital researchers.  

Summer Research Assistantship: Paid, summer roles to work inside faculty research labs. Check out our research areas.

Volunteer Research: Real-time training, helping individual professors with their research work. Meet our researchers.

Co-op: Optional program that integrates paid work terms into your academic studies. Find out how co-op works.

Global Exchange: Experience science and culture in a foreign country. Course and research-based exchange programs available.