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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
December 1, 2015

Canadian Excellence
Dr. Jane Rutherford

Dr. Jane Rutherford

Associate Professor, BiologyUndergraduate Academic Advisor, Biology

Contact Information
Phone: 519 884-1970 ext.2500
Fax: 519-746-0677
Office Location: N3021D

Languages Spoken


Academic Background

BSc University of Waterloo 1975, MSc University of Waterloo 1978, PhD University of Toronto 1984


Teaches: BI301 Global Ecology and Biogeography (Fall 2014), BI405 Community Ecology (Fall 2014), BI309 Population Ecology (Winter 2015)
Research: Factors affecting the structure of benthic invertebrate communities in streams, especially the Grand River, from Belwood Conservation Area (Shand Dam) to West Montrose (covered bridge).
Academic Advising: UG Academic Advisor since 2009. All Biology majors should touch base with me at least once a year to ensure that program requirements are being met. Appointments can be booked by contacting Sharon Chin-Cheong in the Main Biology Office. All Biology majors should download the appropriate program outline these are found at:

Additional Information

Office Hours for Fall Term (2014) Courses: To be announced

Office Hours for Academic Advising: Please contact Sharon Chin-Cheong (, or, or EXT. 2189) in the Biology Office (N3022B) to book an appointment. Academic advising hours for program advice vary throughout the Fall and Winter Terms, depending on my teaching schedule. In the summer, I do meet with students, with blocks of time set aside for advising. Sharon keeps track of my availability and books all my appointments.