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Welcome to the Department of Biology

Our Department is home to faculty and researchers with research interests in ecology, environmental biology, physiology, microbiology, cellular biology and molecular biology. Our scientific facilities include an aquatics facility, a field station in the Cypress Hills, the Environmental Quality Analysis Laboratory (EQAL), Institute of Environmental Change and Society (IECS) and the recently-established Institute for Microbial Systems and Society. IECS provides world-class infrastructure and research expertise in environmental sciences via state-of-the-art microscopy, proteomics and genomics facilities. Additionally, we frequently collaborate with researchers at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, the Saskatchewan Disease Control 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 four full-time laboratory instructors. Junior and senior students also benefit from small classes (10 - 30 students). 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.

Biology Department Seminar Series - Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 schedule is now posted.


Biology Courses in Fall 2020

The University of Regina has announced that courses in the Fall 2020 semester will be taught via "remote delivery" due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that alternative arrangements will be made for the majority of the BIOL courses scheduled for Fall 2020; the course instructors are currently working out the details of these arrangements, and Fall 2020 course syllabi will be posted when they become available. Up to date information about the University's COVID-19 response may be found at



NSERC CGS-M Awards 2020

Congratulations to three Biology Department MSc students who have just been awarded Canada Graduate Scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The students who have received the awards are: Nikki Burnett, Kevina Mullock and Noah Johnson. The Biology Dept wishes these three graduate students all the best in their research endeavours.


Best U of R Professor

Prairie Dog readers recently named Fidji Gendron as the Best U of R Professor for 2017.


Training Citizen Scientists

The Finlay Aquatic Science Lab completed a pilot project of a Citizen Science Lake Monitoring Program this summer. Volunteers collected water samples from prairie lakes in two provincial parks in Saskatchewan in order to monitor recreational water quality. Full story.


Biology at Science Rendezvous

Biology displays caught the eye of Leader Post reporter Ashley Martin at Science Rendezvous on Saturday. Read Ashely's article "Weird Science takes over the University of Regina.