Biology Student Groups

There are currently two active societies in the Department of Biological Sciences. If you are interested in joining up or want more information please follow these links.

Biology Undergraduate Students' Association - BUGS

We aim to provide a sense of community to biology undergraduate students to enrich the student experience academically and socially. We provide our members with free food, an exam bank, social events and many other services.

Email: bugs.uofm@gmail.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bugsuofm

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bugs_uofm

BUGS Executives

Jazzmin Cameron - Committee Chair - camero23@myumanitoba.ca

Chelsea Day - Director of Student Services - dayc34@myumanitoba.ca

Ellyne Geurtz - Outreach Coordinator - geurtse3@myumanitoba.ca

Evan Balzer - Director of Finance - balzere@myumanitoba.ca

Alicia Fox - Director of Communications - foxa34@myumanitoba.ca

Deborah Steinmann - Special Events Coordinator - steinmad@myumanitoba.ca

Shatabdi Banik - Director of Social Media - baniks@myumanitoba.ca

Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association - BSGSA

Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association

Important Dates

December 11 – December 21: Fall Term Exam Period (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)

December 22 – January 1: Winter Holiday (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Jennifer Sojka, MSc Defense: “Proximate and ultimate causes of personality in a non-aggressive, African ground squirrel” — Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Karen Dunmall PhD Oral Defense: “Pacific salmon in the Canadian Arctic Indicators of Change” — Tuesday, December 19 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Matthew Doering, PhD Proposal: “Adding spice to fungicides: Discovery of novel genes operating in specialised metabolite biosynthesis in Piper spp. (Piperaceae)” — Wednesday, December 20 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Jared Field, MSc Defense: “Alternative splicing of Bnip3 modulates calcium signals to prevent mitochondrail-dependent cell death and regulate gene expression” — Wednesday, December 20 at 1 p.m., 201 BSB.