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Science (SC) – Biology

Location: 247 Farquharson Building, Tel.: 416-736-5243
Undergraduate Office: 108 Farquharson Building, Tel.: 416-736-5311
Chair: S. Benchimol
Undergraduate Program Director: P.J. Wilson
University Professor Emeritus: R.E. Pearlman
Professors: D.R. Bazely, S. Benchimol, L. Donaldson, A.J. Hilliker, R.R. Lew, J.C. McDermott, L.D.M. Packer, C. Peng, J. Sapp, J.S. Shore, C.G.H. Steel, B.J. Stutchbury, K.A. White, N. Yan, G. Zoidl
Professors Emeritus: B. Colman, M.M. Crerar, A. Forer, B. Loughton, R.A. Webb, H. Wilson,
Associate Professors: A. Donini, K. Hudak, S. Kelly, T. Kubiseski, P. Lakin-Thomas, C. Lortie, R. Quinlan,  V. Saradakis, M. Scheid, K. Schneider, Y. Sheng, G. Sweeney, R. Tsushima
Assistant Professors: M. Bayfield, C. Bucking, P. Cheung, J. P. Paluzzi, E. Rosonina, S. Sharma, T. Womelsdorf, A. Zayed
Adjunct Professor: I. Coe
Senior Lecturer: P.J. Wilson
Associate Lecturer: T. Kelly
Assistant Lecturers: J. Clark, A. Mills
Sessional Assistant Lecturer: N. Nivillac

Biology, the science of life, is concerned with the structure and function of organisms, their evolution and ecology. The Department of Biology offers undergraduate instruction in all the major fields of biology, with particular strength in cell and molecular biology, physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology. While each specialized program in the Department of Biology (see the Faculty of Science, Programs of Study section) centers on a prescribed core of courses, students have the opportunity to take a broad variety of elective courses so as to acquire an understanding of the multifaceted nature of biology today.

Courses in Biology

Biology courses are generally offered annually although some fourth year courses (those beginning with the digit 4) may be offered in alternate years.

The contact hour information in the course outlines below specifies the number of hours per week when the course is taught in the daytime in a fall/winter session. If the course is offered in the evening and/or in a summer session, the format and scheduling may be different, though equivalent in credit value.