Research Intensive Courses


On this page, we explore strategies for design of authentic and motivating learning experiences through the Research Opportunity Program (ROP) and other research-intensive course contexts in a remote setting. The webinar shared below shares insights for ensuring effective research-intensive remote/online courses in STEM and humanities disciplines. The resources and webinar also highlight the importance of student support, fostering social presence, and building the scaffolding for successful outcomes.

Session Facilitator

  • Dr. Laurie Harrison, Director, Online Learning Strategies

Session Speakers

  • Professor Dawn Kilkenny,¬†Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
  • Professor Shafique Virani, Associate Professor, Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga
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Research-Intensive Courses

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Other Resources

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Rethinking Higher Education Curricula

U of T white paper on increasing impact through experiential, work-integrated, and community-engaged learning.

FAS Research Opportunities

Faculty of Arts and Science research opportunities including Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

UTM Research Opportunity Program

Homepage for University of Toronto Mississauga’s Research Opportunity Program

Engineering Research Conference

Twitter feed for University of Toronto Engineering Research Conference (UTERC) virtual postering session

Remote Experiential Learning Profiles

Engineering Strategies and Practice, ESP

Engineering Strategies and Practice (ESP) is a foundational design course sequence that uses the engineering design process as a context for developing skills essential to the practice of engineering. Students work with clients facing problem in their workplace, community, or organizations. These are real world problems that students are tasked to solve through the utilization…

Understanding the Role of Pharmacology & Toxicology in Society, PCL389

Pharmacology and Toxicology in Society (PCL389) expands student knowledge regarding the science-behind and societal views of drugs with a focus on street and recreational drug use and substance abuse disorders. Classes focus on the science associated with drug use and class discussions integrate health/drug policy, socio-cultural and media views. Students spend 20 hours with a…