During the months of September and October, FRI students have opportunities to learn about the areas of scientific research represented by our Research Streams, to meet some of the students in those streams, and to submit a Stream Sort form ranking their top five preferred research streams.  

Stream notifications will be sent by the end of the day on Thursday, October 27th.


The FRI Stream Switch and Waitlist form is now open.


Stream SORT Timeline 2016

Time Frame  Event
September 12

Come to the annual FRI Welcome Picnic

All current FRI students will be invited to the annual FRI Welcome Picnic.

September 13 - 28                                                                                                  

Attend an Information Session

FRI students should attend one of four one-hour information sessions we provide. Students who attend information sessions have a higher priority for getting into the stream of their choice. 

Tue-Sep 13, 2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM WEL 1.308

Thu-Sep 15, 2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM WEL 1.316

Wed-Sep 21, 2016 2:00PM - 3:00PM WCH 1.120

Wed-Sep 28, 2016 5:00PM - 6:00PM WEL 3.502

Make-up info session:

Friday, September 30th, from 4-5pm in POB 2.444

 September 12 - 30

Explore the Research Streams

Read about the Research Streamswatch some Stream Videosand visit stream Open House Hours, September 12 - 30, 2016. You can ask questions, talk to other students, meet the Research Educators, and see the labs. 

September / October

Check Course Credits and Scheduling Issues

Once you identify several Research Streams that interest you, be sure to check the Course Credits Offered by the streams, and check that you can fit the stream meeting time in your planned schedule.

October 13 - 20

Fill out a Stream Sort form

The Stream Sort form will be open from October 13 by 5pm to 11:59pm on October 20. Students will have the opportunity to submit, online, their top 5 research stream choices, and a brief statement explaining their choice.

 October 21 - 27

Get Sorted

Students are sorted into Research Streams based on student preference and research stream availability. We do our best to give students one of their top choices.

Late October

Get a Stream Assignment

Students are notified of their Stream assignments and the unique number of the course(s) associated with that Stream by the end of the day October 27th.

If you have a course conflict with the stream you've been placed in, and you feel very strongly that you need to change streams, the Stream Switch form will be available. It may not be possible to accommodate all requests, but we will do our best.   

Late October-

Early November

Register for your Stream

Students register themselves for the stream they've been placed in, following the instructions in the stream assignment email.



Questions regarding stream sort can be directed to the Stream Sort Coordinator at fristreamsort@gmail.com