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Department of Biology Laurentian University Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6 (705) 675-1151 ext 2285 Fax (705) 675-4859 Email: [email protected] Biology is the study of life... … all forms of life.

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Department of Biology

Laurentian University

Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6

(705) 675-1151 ext 2285

Fax (705) 675-4859

Email: [email protected]




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It is comprised of all aspects of ecology, evolution, behaviour, plant and animal form and function within the realm of life.


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Biology includes the study of the petite bacterial and viral microorganisms to the large mammals such as humans.


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Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario offers a 3-year general BSc in Biology, or a specialized 4-year BSc program in Biology within one of the following options:

  • Biomedical

  • Conservation and Restoration

  • Terrestrial & Aquatic Ecology

  • Zoology


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Biomedical Studies general BSc in Biology, or a specialized 4-year BSc program in Biology within one of the following options:

  • An option to strengthen your knowledge in biochemistry, cell biology, embryology, genetics, histology, human anatomy, microbiology and vertebrate physiology.


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Conservation & Restoration Ecology general BSc in Biology, or a specialized 4-year BSc program in Biology within one of the following options:

  • An option to strengthen your knowledge:

  • Learn about protecting our environment before and after industrial change

  • Wetland ecology

  • Freshwater ecology

  • Bioclimatology


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    Aquatic & Terrestrial Ecology general BSc in Biology, or a specialized 4-year BSc program in Biology within one of the following options:An option to learn the dynamics of:

    • Plant & animal systematics

    • Environmental physiology

    • Statistical analysis and modelling

    • Geographic information systems (GIS)


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    Zoology general BSc in Biology, or a specialized 4-year BSc program in Biology within one of the following options:An option to learn intricacies of:

    • Embryology

    • Histology

    • Comparative Chordate Anatomy

    • Genetics

    • Animal Behaviour

    • Population dynamics and Ecology


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    Qualifying Year general BSc in Biology, or a specialized 4-year BSc program in Biology within one of the following options:

    • Biology offers a qualifying year after year three to augment your education needs or to qualify for a graduate program.


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    Certificate in Environmental Biology general BSc in Biology, or a specialized 4-year BSc program in Biology within one of the following options:

    • By earning 30 credits in undergraduate courses pertaining to the environment you can receive a “Certificate in Environmental Biology.”


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    Where is Laurentian University? general BSc in Biology, or a specialized 4-year BSc program in Biology within one of the following options:

    • Laurentian University is located in Sudbury, Ontario. It has 550 hectares of natural surroundings and is an ideal location for environmental studies. There are many lakes in the immediate area and four of the five lake types border the campus. Biking, walking, skiing and hiking trails inundate the area for your pleasure.


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    Classroom settings in Biology general BSc in Biology, or a specialized 4-year BSc program in Biology within one of the following options:

    • The first year is a common year to Biology students who wish to pursue dynamic programs.

    • Upper year courses have smaller group compositions ideal for interactive learning with fascinating faculty, staff and graduate students.


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    Laboratories general BSc in Biology, or a specialized 4-year BSc program in Biology within one of the following options:

    There are specialized laboratories for specific research needs. From cell line work and bacteriology to invertebrate and vertebrate research, laboratories are set up to meet the needs of the projects.

    Course laboratories provide technical support, new microscopes and equipped facilities for a learning environment.


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    Laboratories indoors and outdoors general BSc in Biology, or a specialized 4-year BSc program in Biology within one of the following options:

    • Biology includes field trips in the geographical area as well as indoor laboratory sessions.


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    The fourth year… general BSc in Biology, or a specialized 4-year BSc program in Biology within one of the following options:

    • In their fourth year, students can choose a course to research and write a thesis. One component of this course is a fall camp often carried out at Killarney or Grundy Provincial Park.


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    After the fourth year… general BSc in Biology, or a specialized 4-year BSc program in Biology within one of the following options:

    • Biology offers a graduate program at the Masters level (MSc). Undergraduates are encouraged to apply.

    • Biology also offers a graduate program at the PhD level. Graduates are encouraged to apply.


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    Graduate Programs: Current projects general BSc in Biology, or a specialized 4-year BSc program in Biology within one of the following options:Ecology and evolution

    • The role of forest regeneration on the recovery of near-shore benthic invertebrate communities

    • Correlates of male reproductive success in Eastern chipmunks

    • Population dynamics, sustainability and habitat use of elk in the Burwash area

    • Proposed peat land restoration for De Beers: Testing southern techniques in the Hudson’s Bay lowland


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    Graduate Programs: Current projects: Cell biology and microbiology

    • Antimicrobial activity of plant extracts on select microorganisms

    • The acid pH response of Mycoplasma capricolum at the secretome level

    • Effects of adenine nucleotides on the production of interstitial adenosine during systemic hypoxia in rat skeletal muscle


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    Graduate Programs: Current Projects: Biomedical microbiology

    • Effects of Flax seed oil on growth of malignant versus non-malignant cell lines

    • Effects of particulate air pollution an airway antigen presenting cells

    • Regulation of catecholamine biosynthetic enzymes by nitric oxide

    • Characteristics of cell signaling during sepsis in vivo


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    Graduate Programs: Current Projects: Neurobiology microbiology

    • Morphological and physiological changes in the rat thyroid

    • Biophotons: Their role in cellular communication and behaviour

    • Effects of near infrared irradiation on cellular proliferation

    • Statistical lesioning: Identification of neuronal networking using canonical correlation analysis

    • Neurophysiological and neurochemical changes related to variations in subtle environmental stimuli


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    Where to find more information ? microbiology

    Visit the Biology web site at Laurentian University:

    www.biology.laurentian.ca www.biologie.laurentienne.ca

    Phone: (705)675-1151 ext 2285

    Email: [email protected]



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