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STUDENTS  ::  Studying Microbiology in Canada

Studying Microbiology in Canada

Acadia University

Department Biology

Overview Acadia offers degrees leading to both a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or a doctorate (Ph.D.) in biology.

Acadia is fortunate in its geographical location, for the local diversity of habitats provides a strong basis for field-oriented course work, enabling the Biology Department to offer a good balance of outdoor and indoor laboratory experiences.

Research Facilities The Department of Biology at Acadia is fortunate to own property on Brier Island (Digby County) and Hemeon Head (Lunenburg County), and to operate the Richardson Field Station in Biology on Bon Portage Island (Shelburne County). The Richardson Field Station provides accommodations and laboratory facilities for both course work and thesis research.

Within the biology building at Acadia are special facilities and well equipped laboratories. The Robie Tufts Museum, E.C. Smith Herbarium, and Kenneth A. Harrison Mycology Laboratory, house unique reference collections of animal and plant specimens. There is a greenhouse, and an animal-holding facility with both freshwater and saltwater systems where animals may be maintained under controlled conditions. There are smaller growth chambers in several laboratories, and fluorescent, transmission electron, and scanning electron microscopes. The biology building also houses well-equipped laboratories in animal and plant physiology, genetics, and microbiology.

Other on-campus facilities include:

- Acadia Centre for Estuarine Research
- Centre for Organizational Research & Development (COR&D)
- Northeast Asia Research Centre (NEARC)
- Acadia Centre for Microstructural Analysis (ACMA)
- Centre for Sensory Research of Food (CSRF)
- Atlantic Centre for Global Change and Ecosystem Research (ACGCER)

List of Faculty Colin Bell – Role & diversity of bacteria in ecosystems

Soren Bondrup-Nielsen – Conservation & Wildlife Management/Movement on population density & genetic structure

Mike Brylinsky – Aquatic Ecology

Graham Daborn – Estuarine Biology

Mike Dadswell – Fisheries and Marine Biology

Rodger Evans – Plant Systematics

Glenys Gibson – Developmental Biology

Sara Good-Avila – Evolutionary genetics of plant reproduction

Tom Herman – Population and conservation biology

Dave Kristie – Plant Physiology

Anna Redden – Estuarine Biology

Ed Reekie – Plant Ecology

Dave Shutler – Behavioural ecology of birds and their parasites

Todd Smith – Eukaryotic microbiology and parasitology

Marlene Snyder – Scallop mtDNA genomics; molecular ecology of local fauna and flora

Don Stewart – Molecular Evolution

Phil Taylor – Landscape structure/movement of organisms

Dan Toews – Comparative Animal Physiology

Sam vander Kloet – Plant Taxonomy

Brian Wilson – Neuroendocrinology

Financial Support Available The Division of Research and Graduate Studies:

- Assists researchers in identifying funding sources and in preparing, submitting and administering research grant applications and contracts
- Provides financial support to graduate students

Awards and scholarships available to graduate students at Acadia are:

- Geldart Milner Memorial Scholarship
- IUGB Wildlife Research Award
- Deacon George Thomas
- Dr. J. Murray Beardsley (2)
- Alden B. Dawson (1-2)
- Dr. Muriel Roscoe Memorial
- Harry E. Felch
- Robie Tufts Research Scholarship

Admissions and Enquiries Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Sara Good-Avila
Department of Biology
Acadia University
24 University Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R6

Phone: 902-585-1334
Fax: 902-585-1059
Email: sara.good-avila@acadiau.ca

Web: http://ace.acadiau.ca/science/biol/home.htm

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