• Our research focus includes honey bee parasite and disease management, insects as agents of biological control, crop and livestock entomology, landscape ecology, pollination biology, arthropod ectoparasites of mammals and birds, the study of insect bio-diversity, and conventional and molecular systematics and bioinformatics studies of Hymenoptera. Adjunct professors associated with the Department provide additional depth and breadth in the areas of forest entomology, pheromone chemistry, crop protection entomology, stored product entomology, biological control of weeds, and the role of insects in aquatic ecosystems

    Admission to the MSc program requires a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 over the final two years of your undergraduate program. For the PhD program, a GPA of 3.00 during your Master program is required. Students with equivalent qualifications will be considered. You are also expected to have taken some previous courses in insect biology. Academically strong students without this preparation may be admitted to the MSc degree but may be expected to take additional courses to ensure that they have a strong foundation of entomological knowledge. International students will be required to submit evidence that they meet the University of Manitoba’s English language competence requirements before their applications will be considered.

Graduate courses

MSc students are required to take ENTM 7150 and PhD students ENTM 7220 in addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Course outlines

MSc program information available in the Academic Calendar

PhD program information available in the Academic Calendar

Graduate student opportunities

The Department of Entomology welcomes applications from students with external sources of funding (e.g. NSERC). Potential students should contact supervisors to discuss upcoming opportunities prior to submitting a formal application.

Current opportunities in Entomology for which some funding is available are listed below.

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships

  • The Department of Entomology at the University of Manitoba is inviting interested students to apply for a University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF) to be held to support their graduate program with a Faculty member in the Department of Entomology.   Students applying should consult with potential Faculty to ensure they would be willing to act as their supervisor and coordinate the rest of the funding necessary to carry out the proposed research.  The UMGF will provide partial funding for a graduate student for up to 2 years at the M.Sc. level or 4 years at the Ph.D. level to fund a student with the remainder of the stipend made up from a combination of other sources.  

    Applicants should submit their application to Rob.Currie@UManitoba.ca.  Application forms should be completed submitted by 25 June 2021, but will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.  Applicants should have a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in each of the last two years of their studies.

    UMGF application form

Costamagna Lab Opportunities

See undergraduate and graduate opportunities in Insect Ecology in Agricultural Landscapes in the Costamagna Lab.

Graduate student resources

Contact Us

Department of Entomology
214 Animal Science/Entomology Building
12 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada