Amoebae and cyanobacteria
Faculty of Science


Our Department is home to faculty and researchers with research interests in ecology, environmental biology, physiology, microbiology, cellular biology and molecular biology. Our research facilities include an aquatics facility, a field station in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchwean, the Institute of Environmental Change and Society (IECS) and the Institute for Microbial Systems and Society (IMSS). The IECS and IMSS provide infrastructure and research expertise in environmental and microbial sciences via state-of-the-art microscopy, proteomics and genomics facilities. Additionally, we frequently collaborate with researchers at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory and several other scientific organizations in southern Saskatchewan.

We offer high quality undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate programs have strong hands-on components as many courses include laboratories developed and overseen by full-time laboratory instructors. Junior and senior students also benefit from small classes (10 - 30 students in some courses). We have an active honours program, a co-op program and many opportunities for students to participate in research projects. Accessible, modern research facilities put our PhD and MSc students at the forefront in their fields. Our graduate students benefit from working in a close-knit, supportive environment that encourages innovative science.


Contact the Biology Department

Explore Biology

Erin Ennis preparing a skeleton


A view of Cypress Hills.

Research Facilities

The Education Auditorium full of students.

Seminar Series

Biology Graduate Students Finish #1 and #2 in the U of R 3MT Competition

Biology graduate students Michael Mensah and Breanne Phillips took the the top two places in the 2024 3MT (Three-Minute Thesis) competition hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, held in Darke Hall.  Congratulations to both Michael and Breanne.

MSc Student Jordan Rustad Featured in Discourse Magazine

Biology MSc student Jordan Rustad is studying urban wildlife in Regina.  The U of R's Discourse magazine has recently produced a video article about Jordan's research.

Biology Students at the INSPIRE Research Symposium

The U of R's Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research sponsored the Interdisciplinary Series for Professional Intellectual and Research Engagement (INSPIRE) Symposium on Nov. 23/23, an event led by a team of graduate students at the University. Biology students took home six awards (in three categories) at the event.