BIOL 4890

Special Topics in Biology -- Biology and Society, Evolutionary Genetics, Plants for Industrial Uses

(Formerly BOTN 4890, 001.489, ZOOL 4890, 022.489) Biology encompasses a broad array of ideas and special topic areas. In this course, students can pursue a specific topic in detail through lectures, seminars and research projects. Normally restricted to third and fourth year Honours and Major students. Prerequisite: Consent of department.

Winter 2018 sections

Lecture sections

  • T06
    Instructors: Jay Kormish
    CRN: 56942
    Lecture Location: TBA
    Dates: January 03 – April 06
  • T17
    Instructors: Mark Belmonte
    CRN: 56619
    Lecture Location: TBA
    Dates: January 03 – April 06
  • T46
    Instructors: Colin Garroway
    CRN: 55245
    Lecture Location: TBA
    Dates: January 03 – April 06
    Slot 7: 12:30 PM–1:20 PM, M.W.F.
    Tutorial Location: TBA
    Dates: January 03 – April 06
    Time: 2:30 PM–4:20 PM, Tu.
  • T49
    Instructors: Steve Whyard
    CRN: 56892
    Lecture Location: TBA
    Dates: January 03 – April 06
  • T58
    Instructors: Colin Garroway
    CRN: 56539
    Lecture Location: TBA
    Dates: January 03 – April 06
  • T59
    Instructors: Trevor J. Pemberton, Margaret Docker
    CRN: 56553
    Lecture Location: TBA
    Dates: January 03 – April 06
  • T63
    Instructors: Kevin Lynn Campbell
    CRN: 56630
    Lecture Location: TBA
    Dates: January 03 – April 06
  • T64
    Instructors: Thomas T. Murooka
    CRN: 56918
    Lecture Location: TBA
    Dates: January 03 – April 06
  • T65
    Instructors: Colin Garroway
    CRN: 57003
    Lecture Location: TBA
    Dates: January 03 – April 06

Important Date

April 9 – April 23: Winter Term Exam Period (includes final exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Riikka Kinnunen - PhD Proposal: “The Ecology of Urban Wildlife: How do Species Respond to Rapid Environmental Change?” — Tuesday, May 1 at 9 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Chloe Schmidt, PhD Proposal: “Microevolution in rapidly changing environments” — Wednesday, May 2 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Kamaldeep Chhoker, MSc. Defense: “Effects of canopy cover and pH on polyketide synthase gene transcription in Cladonie stygia and the polyketides produced in natural conditions.” — Thursday, May 3 at 1 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Lisa Hoogenboom, PhD Proposal: “Nitrogen movement across the intestine of elasmoranchs” — Tuesday, May 22 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.