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.




BUGS Executives

Jazzmin Cameron - Committee Chair -

Chelsea Day - Director of Student Services -

Ellyne Geurtz - Outreach Coordinator -

Evan Balzer - Director of Finance -

Alicia Fox - Director of Communications -

Deborah Steinmann - Special Events Coordinator -

Shatabdi Banik - Director of Social Media -

Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association - BSGSA

Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association

Important Dates

March 20: Start of Summer term registration

March 30: Good Friday (University Closed)

April 1: Easter Sunday (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Stephanie Tkachuk, MSc Defense: “A forward genetic screen for Caenorhabditis elegans pharyngeal gland cell defects and characterization of mutagenized strains with a homozygous viable gland cell under migration” — Friday, March 23 at 2 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Dr. Virginia Trimble: “TBA” — Friday, March 23 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.

General seminar: Dr. Paul Cremer: “TBA” — Friday, April 6 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.