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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

2013-14 Grad courses

BIOL 489 CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF BIOSCIENCES
Dr. Barry Glickman

Open to one or two gradaute students

BIOL 561 FISHERIES ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
Dr. Francis Juanes

FORB 527 ADVANCED PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMICAL ECOLOGY
Dr. C Peter Constabel

FORB 571 NSERC CREATE TREE ECOPHYSIOLOGY WORKSHOP
Dr. Barbara Hawkins

BIOL 535 TOPICS IN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Dr. John Taylor

Each week students will read and summarize a chapter from the Origin of Species (First Edition) and a short more recent paper dealing with a topic discussed by Darwin in that chapter. Course limited to six graduate students.

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