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Department of Biology, University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada S4S 0A2 Telephone (306) 585 4253 Fax (306) 337 2410
 

Summary: Department of Biology, University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada S4S 0A2
Telephone (306) 585 4253 Fax (306) 337 2410
Department of Biology 2009 Summary and Prospectus
Education
The Department of Biology is a full degree-granting unit within the University of Regina, offering
general and specialized degrees in undergraduate education (BSc) and graduate programs (MSc and
PhD), as well as post-doctoral (PDF) training and advanced technical internships. Introductory
classes in biology are among the most highly subscribed offerings in the University curriculum
(e.g., ~325-375 students in BIOL100), while advanced courses have some of the most favourable
Student : Professor ratios on campus (~10:1), a fact that helps Regina maintain its first-place
ranking in this category among comparably-sized Canadian universities (i.e., Maclean's Survey).
Graduates from Biology programs are among the nation's best students, especially our female
students. In most years, women account for ~75% of BSc graduates from Biology, including those
who conduct independent research projects (BSc Honours). Between 2006 and 2008, Biology
undergraduates garnered a total of 23 NSERC undergraduate (URSA) awards, equivalent to 26% of
the entire University of Regina allotment, despite the fact that Biology accounts for only 8.6% of
NSERC-eligible faculty members. Similarly, 10 of our students won NSERC post-graduate awards
(PGS-M, PGS-D) in the past 3 competitions, nearly 30% of the University allotment, while five of
our PhDs have received highly-coveted NSERC PDF fellowships. This exceptionally high rate of
success reflects the strong focus on academic excellence within Biology.

  

Source: Argerami, Martin - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina

 

Collections: Mathematics