While many science faculties and programs offer a host of events and activities for students, there are plenty of other opportunities to get involved in science at St. George. Student-initiated science clubs are open to all students; you don’t have to be in a science program to get involved. Here are a few options to check out if CHM138 is getting you down, or if you’re an arts major with a passion for the cosmos.
Astronomy & Aeronautics
Astronomy & Space Exploration Society (ASX)
The ASX brings the wonder of the cosmos to U of T students and the general public. The society hosts several large-scale events each year, including lecture series and observation nights. Check out its annual symposium, Expanding Canada’s Frontiers.
University of Toronto Aeronautics Team (UTAT)
If you’re passionate about aeronautics, this competitive team is a great opportunity to innovate in the field. The UTAT provides an environment for interested students to challenge themselves and the limits of rocket engineering, aero design, and unmanned aerial vehicle design.
Engineering & Computer Science
Blue Sky Solar Racing
Get a hands-on education in solar automotive technology, and put that knowledge and skill to the test at the World Solar Challenge. Blue Sky Solar Racing challenges students to come up with solar solutions for a sustainable future.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
Engage with a community of creative, passionate, risk-ready critical thinkers, while helping to alleviate extreme poverty in Africa. EWB advocates for global engineering, fair trade, youth engagement, and political empowerment.
Let’s Talk Science
Let’s Talk Science provides an opportunity for you to share your passion for science and inspire scientists of the future. Motivate and empower elementary, middle, and high school students to use science, engineering, and technology to develop critical skills.
U of T Developers
If you’re interested in software and building apps, then this club is for you. U of T Developers provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in software development and share knowledge with their peers.
Health, Life Sciences, & Psychology
Worried about medical school already? Get all of your questions about the pre-medical life — including the MCAT, admission requirements, and other criteria — answered by the Pre-Medical Society. It’s also a great chance to connect with other aspiring doctors and to talk through any test anxiety.
Let’s Talk Health
Let’s Talk Health is a student advocacy group that strives to improve mental health on campus by eliminating stigma and devising plans to better meet the needs of students. Its goal is to facilitate structural change at the academic and environmental levels of the university through increased student and faculty awareness of and conversation about mental health issues.
Supporting Education, Empowerment, Development, through Science (SEEDS)
SEEDS is the perfect organization for the health and fitness-minded individual. Join them to educate at-risk children ages nine to 13 about various aspects of healthy active living, focusing on oral health, dietary choices, mental health, and physical activities.
Juxtaposition Global Health Magazine
Using a multidisciplinary approach, Juxtaposition explores global health issues including disease, social inequality, and challenges faced by vulnerable populations globally. The magazine aims to challenge traditional boundaries and educate readers on the complex causes and conflicts surrounding global health issues.
Journal of Undergraduate Life Sciences (JULS)
The JULS provides students with the exciting opportunity to have their original research published in an academic journal. You can also get involved in producing the journal by volunteering as a peer editor.