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Welcome to Biological Sciences

MSc NSERC deadline is December 1st, 2017

USRA NSERC deadline is December 18th, 2017 - see details 

OGS deadline is January 12th, 2018


Departmental Seminar Schedule (Every Friday 3:00 PM)
Graduate Seminar Schedule (Every Tuesday @ 1:00)
BCN Seminar Schedule (1st and 3rd Thursday of each month)



Welcome To Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences is the largest in the Faculty of Science but we pride ourselves on bringing the personal touch to all our students. Biological science majors will  acquire the tools and skills necessary to successfully compete for positions in industry, government, education or any one of several professional programs including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, physical therapy - just to name a few.

As the Department Head I am very excited about our Department’s past success and its future plans and am very proud of our dedicated faculty, staff, and students.  We offer a strong hands-on undergraduate curriculum with many novel teaching approaches that let students really experience science, beginning in the first year of study.

Our researchers are some of the best in Canada, with cutting edge research in Environmental Ecology and Evolution, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology and Cancer Biology.  Our undergraduates are frequent winners of Provincial research awards and our graduate students regularly receive top honours for their work at international research conferences.  It is an exciting time to be in Biological Sciences with the many advances being made in all fields and we hope you will join us as we prepare for the inspiring times ahead.

Dr. Dennis M. Higgs

Head and Professor, Department of Biological Sciences