An investment that works

By hiring a CO-OP student from the University of Ottawa, you are investing in a winning combination! You get a motivated and enthusiastic employee while giving a student the chance to put their academic training to the test. The University of Ottawa is the place to recruit CO-OP students!

Only the top students are admitted to the program. Each one has achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 6 out of 10 (a B average). Students begin their first work term after having completed two and a half years of study, which gives them a strong academic foundation to help them succeed on the job. Students are available year-round.You may choose French-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual students. The sequence of work and study terms is shown below.

Skills that are in demand

By the time they begin their first work term, CO-OP students in Biochemistry have successfully completed courses in

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry (genetics, analytical and organic chemistry)


They have also acquired laboratory experience working with the most up-to-date scientific equipment. This training means interns will integrate quickly into your work environment, becoming a productive member of your team in no time.


Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default as of the summer of 2014, all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyStudyWork 2
4Work 3Work 4-

Sequence 2 - Other option based on individual program requirements

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
3StudyWork 1Work 2
4Work 3StudyWork 4
Examples of tasks at work
  • Developing health policy
  • Drug evaluations
  • Regulatory approvals of pesticides, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and herbal products
  • Studies of the health and environmental effects of chemical products
Student salaries
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