Ask your own questions, design your own experiments and get your hands dirty. Guided by engaged faculty, here you participate in meaningful research—in the lab and in the field.

Our students learn the newest ideas in genetics, ecology and evolution, gaining the technical expertise and critical-thinking skills needed to pursue an interest in biology. 

How much plastic?
Fourth-year biological sciences students visited a northeast Edmonton stormwater pond to look for microplastics in water, sediment and invertebrates. Their findings may surprise you.
Grig Students in the field
“I love what I teach and that’s what motivates me. I want to encourage my students to love cell biology as much as I do. That’s what keeps my job fresh and exciting.
Cannibal females invade campus
“I love sitting and observing specimens and being in nature,” says Dr. Kevin Judge. “And photography is one way of observing.” Some of Kevin’s most recent photos focus on the mating rituals of hump-winged grigs.
Hump winged grig Full story
Dig a little deeper

We offer senior-level courses that allow you to explore specialized content or emerging issues in greater depth. The topics change each year and reflect the particular expertise of our faculty members.


Values and mission

Learn about our community of teachers and researchers, our department priorities and the ways we support student-focused education.

Who we are