The Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology, which combines graduate programs of Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, leading to MSc and PhD degrees, is one of the largest centres for graduate studies and research in biology in Canada. More than 40 faculty and 15 adjunct professors supervise the research of approximately 100 graduate students in: cell and molecular biology; physiology and biochemistry; and ecology, systematics and evolution.
The Carleton Greenhouses are some of the best University greenhouse complexes in Canada. This facility is used for research, teaching and display to the general public. The greenhouses hold comprehensive plant collection of several thousand specimens ranging from popular crop species such as corn, soybean, papaya, banana and sugarcane to some quite unusual desert specimens. Welwitschia, usually found only in the Namib desert regions of South West Africa resides in our own desert room.
Climate controlled display houses simulating tropical, desert and temperate environments, 18 houses containing teaching and research material and a number of controlled environment chambers and rooms all make up approximately 10,000 square feet of a unique research, teaching and learning environment.
The Carleton Aquatic Animal Facility and Physiology Laboratory has enabled an innovative and multidisciplinary approach integrating physiological and behavioral experimental techniques to try to understand the physiological basis of the negative consequences of subordinate social status in salmonid fish.
The University has excellent facilities for electron microscopy, controlled environment research and molecular biology. The research facilities at Carleton University also include a biology computer lab, college storeroom, fluroesence microscope, and a biology core facility.
List of Faculty
Susan Aitken - Molecular Enzymology
Susan Bertram - Behavioural Ecology
Naomi Cappuccino - Evolutionary Biology
Nathalie Chaly - Cell Biology
Jim Cheetham - Membrane Biochemistry and Bioinformatics
Steve Cooke - Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology
Jeff Dawson - Physiology of Insect Flight
Michel Dumontier - Bioinformatics
Lenore Fahrig - Landscape Ecology
Mark Forbes - Ecology of Host-Parasite Interactions
Ashkan Golshani - Proteomics of Transcription and Translation
Jean-Guy Godin - Behavioural Ecology
Root Gorelick - Evolutionary Theory and Botany
Shelley Hepworth - Plant Developmental Biology
Iain Lambert - Molecular Carcinogenesis
Stewart Peck - Evolutionary Biology and Biogeography of Insects
Owen Rowland - Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mike Runtz - Natural History
Tom Sherratt - Behavioural Ecology and Population Dynamics
Andrew Simons - Life-History Evolution
Myron Smith - Molecular Biology of Fungi
Ken Storey - Molecular Physiology of Stress
John Vierula - Molecular Biology of Fungi
Nigel Waltho - Ecology and Conservation Biology
Bill Willmore - Molecular Biology of Stress
Tim Xing - Plant Genomics
Jayne Yack - Neuroethology
Financial Support Available
The awards administered by Carleton University are derived from a variety of sources. Throughout the years, a number of individuals and organizations have contributed substantial funds to the University, through bequests and donations, in order to help support students in various fields of study.
There are two categories of awards: internal awards and external awards. Internal awards comprise of teaching/research assistantships; graduate scholarships; research assistantships; graduate bursaries; excellence scholarships for new international students; and Endowment Scholarships administered by Carleton University. External awards consist of scholarships, fellowships, and bursaries administered and awarded by external agencies including:
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