NEW! Honours & Awards Resources Now Available

The Office of the Vice-Principal Research is proud to support research, teaching, service across our Division. We encourage nominations for internal and external awards and are committed to recognizing and celebrating the scholarly achievements of our faculty. Now, you can find resources, opportunities, tools, and information on a new Honours & Awards webpage.

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ABE@UTM Approved for New Funding Cycle

We are pleased to announce that ABE Canada has received funding from the Amgen Foundation for its next grant cycle. This funding means that ABE will be able to continue providing free science education to teachers and students across the GTA (ABE@UTM) and in the Ottawa-Gatineau region (ABE@CAR), and to spark curiosity and instill scientific literacy in students early on.

The Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) is an international program that provides secondary school teachers with equipment, resources, a curriculum, and professional development so they can conduct hands-on laboratory experiments in their classroom. 

Brought to UTM through the combined efforts of the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research (OVPR) and Amgen Canada, with support from the Departments of Chemical and Physical Sciences and Biology, ABE@UTM launched in 2017 under the leadership of co-chairs Dr. Voula Kanelis and Dr. Steven ChatfieldKristina Han is the program’s Site Coordinator and ABE Master Lab Technician.

Since its inception, ABE@UTM has trained 60 teachers who have implemented ABE in 34 schools across 7 boards in the GTA. They just celebrated reaching 5000 students and counting! And now the team is reaching even more students and teachers in Canada: two years ago, they expanded to Carleton University, setting up a distribution site with a team led by Dr. Martha Mullally from the Department of Biology, supported by Site Technician Kris Kalinger. ABE@CAR is now officially on campus and is working to reach underserved and Indigenous communities. 

Amgen Canada has long had a strong relationship with the University of Toronto; it has a co-op partnership with UTM’s Masters of Biotech Program, the Amgen Canada Inc. Smart Classroom is here on campus in the basement of the Maanjiwe nendamowinan building, and the University is one of 24 international institutions that host the Amgen Scholars Program — a ten-week undergraduate summer research program. We are so pleased to continue this important partnership. 

A warm congratulations go out to the ABE@UTM team for their dedication and hard work in bringing the scientific experience to young people in Canada. 

You can read more about the program here


Save the Date! 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Fair

Preparations are underway for the annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF). Hosted by UTM’s Office of the Vice-Principal, Research (OVPR), SURF celebrates the research conducted by undergraduate students over the summer, who will share their work in the humanities, social sciences and sciences through oral and poster presentations.  

This year’s event will be held in person on the UTM campus. 

  • Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2023 
  • Time: 8:30AM – 2:00PM 
  • Location: Instructional Building/Centre (IB), 1599 Outer Circle, UTM 

Online registration will open in June. Visit the event page for important dates, how to register, and presentation details. 

We invite you to share this with your networks and, in particular, your undergraduate students! We look forward to celebrating their exciting research later this summer. If you have any questions, please contact our team at  




Funding & Awards

Great ideas need room to grow. We’re pleased to provide UTM researchers with a comprehensive list of opportunities, tools, and databases—and our team is here to help you access the funding you need to get your project off the ground.

Be sure to connect with our office early and often, especially when planning large projects or seeking contributions (e.g. cash or in-kind matching, infrastructure, research computing, space, research support staff).



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