1) You want to further our knowledge of living organisms and study all aspects of life in an inclusive environment that supports diversity.
We offer over 50 different courses exploring everything from the molecular processes and interactions inside cells to large scale ecological interactions between organisms in their environment, and how the changing environment shapes these interactions. No matter where your interests in the life sciences may lie, the Biological Sciences department provides exceptional opportunities for learning and mentorship to all students.
2) You want to collaborate locally, nationally, and internationally to address world problems today.
Our faculty members offer great breadth in research expertise and teaching excellence in areas of biological sciences including gene regulation and development, microscopy, evolution, environmental physiology, animal behaviour, food web dynamics, invertebrate biology, and population ecology. Their research and teaching programs span the globe, from here in Manitoba, to the East, West and Arctic Coasts of Canada to international collaborations in locales like South Africa and Costa Rica.
3) You want to participate in cutting-edge research.
Our undergraduate honours program allows students to complete a self-directed research project and learn how research is done. Through this program, students develop unique problem-solving and collaboration skills in research by engaging in innovative and immersive training experiences. From studying capelin and cod on the east coast to the electrical activity of nerve cells, to enzymes in Arctic skates. Students in this program have presented (and won awards for) their research at national and international conferences, or have gone on to publish their research in scientific journals.