• Cooperative Education

    Cooperative Education

    Explore career opportunities while gaining relevant professional experience, and develop connections with employers from academia, industry, government and hospital sectors


Science co-op applications will close at 4:00pm EST on Monday, January 16th, 2023. Our last information session will run on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023. Please sign up on OSCARplus/Science/Events.

Cooperative Education

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Cooperative Education is an integrated approach to higher education that enables highly motivated students to alternate academic terms with paid, relevant work experience. Science co-op students complete a standard academic degree program, as well as 3 or 4 co-op work terms in jobs related to their studies. For employers, hiring a co-op student is a great way to work a candidate for a potential full-time position with minimal risk. Science co-op programs are accredited by Cooperative Education and Work- Integrated Learning, Canada from 2022 to 2027. Note : Sustainable Chemistry is not yet accredited but once eligible, it is planned to apply for accredition.

Currently we offer undergraduate science co-op programs in:

  • Actuarial & Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Biochemistry (Biomedical Research Specialization)
  • Biology & Pharmacology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Sustainable Chemistry
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical and Biological Physics
  • Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Physics

Consult the Undergraduate Calendar for program requirements.

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