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499 Projects

Research Fall 2023 Library Session presentation follow the link HERE


Please note that this WEBSITE will be updated in FEBRUARY OF 2024 for the next academic year.

The 499 projects in Anatomy, Cancer, Epidemiology (now Public Health Sciences), Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Reproductive Development represent the capstone of several degrees offered by the Life Science program.  Projects for 2024-2025 have been updated to our website when the information has been available.  

The following is the list of the sub-plan Coordinators of the 499 Projects (and their email contacts):


How To Get Started on a 499. 

Please note that this website will be updated for the 2023-2024 year.  The key information is for the previous year.

  1. Life Science Bachelor of Science Honours Specialization students interested in pursuing a 499 project in their fourth year should contact professors late fall of their third year unless a professor indicates a specific date.  Please refer to the following websites for faculty associated with 499 projects (note: sometimes students will go outside of these but they will require approval - email The Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences:; Pathology and Molecular Sciences:; Public Health Sciences:  and  the Centre for Neuroscience:
  2. We expect to update the 499 projects on our website prior to February 1st, 2024.
  3. Students are expected to provide an unofficial transcript to their potential supervisor, thus confirming their eligibility for a 499 project. 
  4. Once an agreement has been made between you and a supervisor, please email from your Queen's email (and include your student number) letting us know who your supervisor is (and copying them on the email) and which 499 project you will be completing (for example, ANAT, CANC, EPID, MICR, NSCI, PATH, PHAR, PHGY or  REPD).  We will copy the 499 Coordinator on your email so that everyone is in the loop.
  5. Please note that some research grants will be announced later in the winter term, so faculty will not know until later in the term if they will be taking a 499 student.  We can add 499 projects into September to a students schedule.

Life Science Bachelor of Science Honours Major students are not eligible to do a 499 project.