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Current graduate students

Monica

Grad student, Monica Ayala-Diaz, studies marine snail parasites at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.

The Department of Biology's graduate program offers MSc and PhD degrees and is one of the largest on campus with 80+ graduate students. The three core research areas are Molecular Biology, Organismal Biology, and Ecology and Evolution with cross-disciplinary research among these areas. 

QUESTIONS? Contact the Graduate Secretary for questions about admission to Biology and/or Graduate Admissions and Records Office for questions about admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Financial support

All students accepted into the program are guaranteed a minimum annual stipend of $18,000/year for two years for MSc an and $18,000/year for three years for PhD. Funding is available in additional years of the program but the minimum is no longer enforced. The stipend can be made up from a combination of:

  • National or provincial scholarships (NSERC). NSERC award holders receive additional funding from the university.
  • UVic Fellowships (minimum GPA 7.5).
  • Departmental awards (applications received annually in September).
  • Teaching assistantships/lab instructor positions (more information is available from bioadmin@uvic.ca).
  • Support payments from faculty research grants.

Forms

2014-15 Grad courses

BIOL 500 FUNDAMENTALS OF NEUROSCIENCE
Dr. Raad Nashmi raad@uvic.ca

BIOL 509D ION CHANNELS: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
Dr. Raad Nashmi raad@uvic.ca

BIOL 536 ADVANCED HUMAN MOLECULAR GENETICS
Dr. Francis Choy fchoy@uvic.ca

BIOL 544 MOLECULAR EVOLUTION
Dr. Steve Perlman stevep@uvic.ca

BIOL 561 FISHERIES ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
Dr. Francis Juanes

NSRC 501A/502B SEMINAR IN CELLULAR NEUROSCIENCE
Dr. Bob Chow bobchow@uvic.ca

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