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, Biology Program Assistant
tromba@biology.ubc.ca

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

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Important Notices:

  • For Biology Course Registration Information please click here!

  • 2020W Term 2 Biology Courses Update:  Will be offered online and the course schedule will mostly remain the same.  If a course schedule needs to be changed the registered students will be emailed. Please contact the Biology Office if you have a question, please DO NOT email the course instructors.

  • 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.

    Dr. Sunita Chowrira, Mon & Fri 12 to 1 pm (Cancelled for Oc 26th!) https://ubc.zoom.us/j/66856086368, Password: 504978

    Tammy Tromba, Tues & Thurs 11 am to 1 pm  (Cancelled for Oct 20th & 22nd due to training sessions) https://ubc.zoom.us/j/93161621961

  • Applications for Admission to the Third Year Biology Majors or Honours:  Are now closed until January 2021!  The results of the August applications have been communicated. If you have any questions please contact the Biology Office at tromba@biology.ubc.ca.

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

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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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