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 during the COVID-19 pandemic)
1103-6270 University Blvd
Biological Sciences Building, UBC
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4

Sunita Chowrira, Associate Head of Biology
associate.head@biology.ubc.ca

Tammy Tromba, Senior Biology Program Asst
tromba@biology.ubc.ca
(Away July 1st to 5th)

Yuki Matsumura, Biology Program Asst
programasst@biology.ubc.ca
(Work Hours: Mon/Thurs/Fri 8 am to 2 pm)

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

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Important Notices:

  • Biology TA Application for 2021W:  UBC graduate students are invited to submit an application to work as a Biology Teaching Assistant (TA).  To apply please click here.  Only successful candidates will be contacted. Hiring decisions are made in accordance with UBC’s hiring practices (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/) and the collective agreement made between UBC and CUPE 2278. If you have any questions about the TA positions please email taship-application@biology.ubc.ca.  Application deadline June 20th!

  • Biology Online Advising Hours: Connect with a Biology Advisor via a smartphone using the ZOOM app or via a tablet/computer on a web browser.

  • Applications for Admission to the Third Year Biology Program:  Are now closed until August.  The results of the May applications have been communicated. If you have any questions please contact the Biology Office at tromba@biology.ubc.ca.

  • Biology Updates:

    • 1 BIOL Lab Concession for 2021W: 3rd or 4th-year Biology students can request the 1 BIOL lab concession by emailing tromba@biology.ubc.ca and will only be required to take 2c of BIOL Lab Selections but will be required to take 2 additional credits of BIOL Life Science Selections.

    • BIOL Lab Selections for 2021W: BIOL 306, BIOL 326, BIOL 331, BIOL 340, BIOL 341, BIOL 342, BIOL 351, BIOL 352, BIOL 363, BIOL 404 & BIOL 437.

  • For Biology Course Registration Information please click here!

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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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