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Biological Science Faculty

Dr. Dora Cavallo-Medved

Dora Cavallo-Medved - Lecturer, First Year Biology 


 Dr. Jan Ciborowski

Jan Ciborowski - Professor
Aquatic ecology, ecotoxicology

 Dr. Michael Crawford
Michael Crawford - Professor
Developmental genetics
 Dr. William Crosby William Crosby - Professor
Bioinformatics, systems biology
 Dr. Ken Drouillard
Ken Drouillard - Professor
Ecological physiology, ecotoxicology
 Dr. Stephanie Doucet Stéphanie Doucet - Associate Professor
Behavioural ecology, evolutionary ecology
 Dr. Douglas Haffner Douglas Haffner - Professor
Ecological physiology, ecotoxicology
 Dr. Dan Heath Daniel Heath - Professor
Evolutionary ecology, molecular ecology
Dr. Dennis Higgs Dennis Higgs - Professor and Head
Sensory biology
 Dr. Andrew Hubberstey
Andrew Hubberstey - Associate Professor
Signal transduction pathways, cytoskeletal structure
 Dr. John Hudson John Hudson - Associate Professor
Cell cycle, regulation of mitosis

Nigel Hussey - Assistant Professor

Movement and Trophic Ecology


Phillip Karpowicz Image

Phillip Karpowicz - Assistant Professor
Stem cell biology, regeneration, circadian rhythms


 Dr. Oliver Love Oliver Love - Associate Professor
Evolutionary/Ecological Physiology, Behavioural Ecology
Dr. Hugh MacIssac Hugh MacIsaac - Professor
Biological invasions, aquatic ecology, conservation biology
 Dr. Dan Mennill Dan Mennill - Associate Professor
Behavioural ecology, animal communication
Tanya Noel - Learning Specialist Tanya Noel - Learning Specialist
 Dr. Trevor Pitcher Trevor Pitcher - Associate Professor
Evolutionary ecology, behavioural ecology
 Dr. Kirsten Poling Kirsten Poling - Science Teaching and Learning Specialist
 Dr. Lisa Porter Lisa Porter - Associate Professor
Cell cycle regulation, cancer biology
Christina Semeniuk - Assistant Professor
Predictive Ecology
 Dr. Julie Smit Julie Smit - Science Teaching and Learning Specialist
Dr. Andrew Swan
Andrew Swan - Associate Professor
Cell cycle regulation, Drosophila genetics
 Dr. Sherah Vanlaerhoven Sherah VanLaerhoven - Associate Professor
Insect ecology, forensic entomology, biological control
 Dr. Huiming Zhang
Huiming Zhang - Associate Professor
Neurophysiology, Auditory Neuroscience
 Dr. Barb Zielinski Barbara Zielinski - Professor
Olfaction in fishes

Professor Emeritus

Lynda Corkum - Professor Emeritus
Aquatic Ecology: spatial distribution, invasive species, animal behaviour
 Dr. David Cotter David Cotter - Professor Emeritus
Signal transduction, cell fate determination, germination


Hugh Fackrell - Professor Emeritus

Staphyloccal toxins, Immune defenses, Interactions, Age related changes

  Jon Lovett-Doust - Professor Emeritus
Plant Ecology
 Dr. Datta Pillay Datta Pillay - Professor Emeritus
Gene expression
 Dr. Peter Sale Peter Sale - Retired University Professor
Coral reef ecology, fish ecology
Dr. Alden Warner Alden Warner - Professor Emeritus
Molecular development and regulation
I Micheal Weis - Professor Emeritus
Polar ecology of arctic plants, contaminants in arctic and temperate ecosystems

Biological Sciences Staff

Nancy Barkley
Secretary to the Head and Graduate Program (


Secretary - on Leave

Ingrid Churchill

Stockroom Coordinator and Technician  (


Candy Donaldson (Sept - April)

1st Year Biology and Ecology Coordinator  (

Norah Franklin

Biotechnology Coordinator   (

Martha Hiuser
Undergraduate Secretary (

Bob Hodge
Core Facilities Maintenance Technician   (

Chris Côté

Admin/Finance Clerk  (

Rodica Leu

Stockroom Technician   (

Sara McNorton

Anatomy Demonstrator  (