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November 24, 2014
 
 
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Field Courses in Biology 2014



Registration opens on Jan 27, 8:30 am at the Biology Office

[You CANNOT register online]

Info session: 23Jan,7 pm, N1057 [See Powerpoint file]


Two types of field courses will be available in 2014: 1) Offered by WLU Biology only for Laurier students and 2) Offered through OUPFB (Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology).

1. LAURIER FIELD COURSES in 2014

BI367 Field Botany (Medicinal Plants in the Flora of Ontario), 12--23 May. Will run from the campus of WLU with daily trips to various locations in southern Ontario (Dr. Mihai Costea). $400; 12 sits. See more details here.

APPLICATION

Steps:

1) Download the application form 

2) Apply at the Laurier Biology Office (Room N3022B)

3) In addition to the regular (0.5-credit) tuition fees, you will be required to pay a deposit of $250. The balance of the course fee ($150) will be due at the beginning of the course. Attach a cheque made out to Wilfrid Laurier University to your application.  

2. OUPFB COURSES 2014

WLU takes part in Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology (OUPFB) which will offer 32 courses in 2013. Laurier Biology will offer one course with OUPFB:

BI394 The Changing North: The Subarctic Ecosystems In The Face of Climate Warming (Module 21, OUPFB), 10--23 August at Dechinta Center for Research and Learning, Blatchford Lake and Yellowknife, NT (Dr. Jennifer Baltzer).

APPLICATION PROCESS OUPFB 2014

There is a unique application process for ALL the OUPFB courses.

(Attention: you cannot apply online!)

Steps:

  1) Download and fill out the OUPFB application form

  2) Apply for the course at the Laurier Biology Office (Room N3022B)

  3) In addition to the regular (0.5-credit) tuition fees, you will be required to pay a deposit of $250 to WLU at the time of application, and later, the balance of the course fee to the host university prior to departure. Attach a cheque made out to Wilfrid Laurier University to your application.  

Descriptions of the 2014 field modules including costs and prerequisites, as well as additional information are available at the OUPFB website.

Enrollment in each course is limited. Each university receives only a small number of guaranteed spots in certain courses. However, after the first round of applications, available spots remain usually and can be filled by students from any university. This is why it is important to have several course options in your application. Modules may be cancelled if there are too few early applications.

The $250 deposit will be refunded if you do not manage to get into the course you applied for.