Life Science LLC




The Life Science Living Learning Community (LifeSci LLC) is a residentially based community for students enrolled in BIO152 & BIO153 during the academic year. Students will live in residence in a common community and will be registered in the same tutorial for both BIO152 & BIO153 as a cohort. Participation in the LSLLC will centre upon career clarity, experiential learning & faculty engagement in a supportive Residence community.

The pedagogical approach taken to co-curricular learning and development within the LifeSci LLC will be primarily experiential. By foregrounding experience, participants will be given the chance to be active learners. Utilizing a peer-facilitated approach within a shared living environment, this living-learning community will seek to engage students socially, intellectually and professionally in ways that promote community development, faculty-student interaction, and an appreciation for the various ways in which one’s individual knowing is enhanced when other voices are involved in a learning experience.

The Life Science LLC is a community of students enrolled in BIO152 in the fall term and BIO153 in the winter term. Students interested in wellness and the sciences should apply now!

Course Requirements


BIO152 ‘Introduction to Evolution and Evolutionary Genetics

BIO153 ‘Diversity of Organisms’

Previous Opportunities


Through the unique programming offered, in the past, members of this community have participated in the following:

  • Exclusive LLC Orientation and End-of-Year Dinner

  • Field trips with faculty to Ripley’s Aquarium

  • Faculty and Alumni dinners

  • Faculty-led greenhouse tours

  • Career exploration workshops

  • Medical & Graduate school AMA panels

Residence Placement


Students enrolled in the LifeSci LLC will be placed in Oscar Peterson Hall and all eligible candidates will be guaranteed Residence so long as they meet application and eligibility requirements.

Hear from our students!


I would definitely recommend joining an LLC to incoming students. The LLC offered an environment of like-minded and passionate students. We could always rely on one another and supported each other throughout first year.

My favourite part of the LLC was all of the lasting connections I made with professors and other students. Being in the Life Science LLC I had the opportunity to connect with amazing science professors, the faculty field trips and tours of labs were incredible opportunities that our PAL made possible! I also got to talk to grad students in the field and connect with other students taking the same courses.

My favourite memories from my first year experience in the LLC were the little things. I look back and remember the late nights studying in the common room, the celebrations after a big test, or the impromptu movie nights with our Don and PAL! The LLC community created lasting friendships and is where I made some of my best friends at UTM.