Welcome to the Biology Program

UBC's Biology Program is the undergraduate teaching program of the Departments of Botany and Zoology. Options include one Major, two Combined Majors, eight Honours, and three Combined Honours options.

We hope and expect that during your time as an undergraduate you will acquire an appreciation for the living world and a set of essential skills and attitudes that form the basis for further education and serve you well in the future.

Contact Information:

Biology Program Office
(Closed working from home)
1103-6270 University Blvd
Biological Sciences Building, UBC
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4

General Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sunita Chowrira, Associate Head of Biology
(associate.head@biology.ubc.ca)
Away Aug 6th to 11th

Biology Online Advising:  Tues & Thurs 11:15 to 12:15 pm  https://ubc.zoom.us/j/93161621961

Tammy Tromba, Biology Program Assistant
(tromba@biology.ubc.ca)

Chanelle Chow, Biology Canvas Support
(tamira@mail.ubc.ca)

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Important Notices:

  • Information on the COVID19-Impact on Biology Course offerings in 2020W!

  • Applications for Admission to the Third Year Biology Majors or Honours: Are now open until Aug 16th, to apply please click here.  The results of May applications will be communicated by the end of May. If you have any questions please contact the Biology Office at tromba@biology.ubc.ca.

  • We are hiring for the 2020W Biology course TA positions to apply please click here! Please submit your application before July 27th, as we will be starting to fill the TA slots in all our courses by next week. All TA application queries and comments should be sent to taship-application@biology.ubc.ca  and in the subject of the email please include (if appropriate) the course number (e.g. Biol 341) as well as your last and first name.

  • For Biology Course Registration Information please click here!

  • Update Biology 2020W Courses: Term 1 Biology courses will be offered online!  New courses for 2020W:  BIOL 330, BIOL 370, BIOL 371, BIOL 372, and BIOL 403.  The following courses have been canceled for 2020W: BIOL 153, BIOL 233, BIOL 321, BIOL 323, BIOL 331, BIOL 332, BIOL 337, BIOL 340, BIOL 344, BIOL 345, BIOL 363, BIOL 412, BIOL 431, BIOL 433 and BIOL 462.

  • Biology Online Advising Hours: Tues & Thurs 11:15 am to 12:15 pm.  Connect with a Biology Advisor via smartphone using the Zoom app or via a tablet or computer on a web browser.  Join ZOOM Meeting https://ubc.zoom.us/j/93161621961

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Faculty of Science
UBC Biology Program
1103-6270 University Blvd,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604-822-4260
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