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University of Toronto St. George Research Exploration Opportunity

The Research Exploration Opportunity program, coordinated by the University of Toronto St. George STEM Fellowship Branch, provides high school students with the opportunity to experience cutting-edge research in a university laboratory. This one-week program runs during the 2022 March Break and enables students to explore the world of research, be immersed in the process of scientific inquiry, and ask questions about possible paths to this field. At a University of Toronto lab, participants will engage in activities including tours of first-class research facilities, introductions to basic techniques and experiments using state-of-the-art equipment, shadowing of lab personnel, and attending lab meetings, seminars, and faculty presentations. 

Should you have questions/concerns regarding the REO program or application, please email or

Key Dates:


December 1, 2021

Student applications open

January 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST

Student applications close. No late applications or application components will be reviewed.

February 2022

Applications reviewed & mentor-mentee pairings finalized

2022 March Break

Program runs at the University of Toronto

Reserved Seats:

The REO program at UTSG reserves 50% of seats for high school students from communities that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM, including:


  • LGBTQ+
  • Female
  • Indigenous or of Indigenous ancestry 
  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • Residing in a rural area 
  • New immigrant or refugee

For information on future STEM Fellowship UTSG events, follow the branch at:

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