Studying Microbiology in Canada
|University of Lethbridge
The Department of Biological Sciences provides you with a great deal of hands-on learning and engaging research, moving you beyond text books and lectures. Course work provides you with the fundamental framework of knowledge, while labs provide you with the practical hands-on experience including exercises such as: microscopy, DNA fingerprinting, culturing microorganisms, enzyme activity, cardiopulmonary function, photosynthetic gas exchange, fish courtship, ecosystem nutrient budgets, and parasite suppression of host fitness.
There are three main areas of research in the Department of Biological Sciences:
- Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology
- Plant Biology and Systematic Biology
- Cellular and Molecular Biology and Genetics
-Bioimaging facility - Using the Scanning Electron Microscopes in the BioImaging Facility, the students of the EM courses have generated many micrographs of a wide variety of specimens.
-The U. of L. herbarium contains approximately 12,000 specimens of vascular plants, mostly from southern Alberta. Many of the specimens were collected in conjunction with the preparation of the Flora of Waterton Lakes National Park published by Dr. Job Kuijt in 1982. The herbarium facilities are routinely used by students of plant systematics and field botany as well as faculty and students conducting research projects involving vascular plants. Material is loaned to and received from recognized herbaria around the world.
List of Faculty
Hurly, T. Andrew - Foraging behaviour of mammals and birds.. Animal behaviour, especially the cognitive ecology of foraging and spatial orientation in birds and mammals. Impacts of cattle grazing on avian communities
Bain, John - Plant Evolutionary Biology and Systematics; Molecular Systematics and Phylogeography of Packera
Kovalchuk, Igor – Plant biotechnology
Kovalchuk, Olga - Cellular Basis of Life; Molecular Genetics
Michener, Gail - KINSHIP, PATERNITY, AND LIFE HISTORY OF RICHARDSON’S GROUND SQUIRRELS
Rasmussen, Joseph – Aquatic Biology
Schultz, Elizabeth- Analysis of plant development using genetic and molecular techniques
Thomas, James - Cell & Molecular Biology / Biochemistry
Financial Support Available
Financial assistance for eligible graduate students may consist of one or more of the following: fellowships, scholarships, graduate assistantships, research assistantships, external research support, and other sources. The financial assistance package for graduate students is based on the following principles.
- is offered to all eligible graduate students.
- is provided by those who engage graduate students in University teaching and research programs.
- reflects the importance of the services graduate students provide.
Admissions and Enquiries
The Department of Biological Sciences
D872, University Hall
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4