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November 23, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Biological and Chemical Sciences (PhD)

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Dr. Robin Slawson (Biology), Program co-coordinator
Dr. Vladimir Kitaev (Chemistry), Program co-coordinator
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The PhD program in Biological and Chemical Sciences is research-based and works on an apprenticeship model, where students work closely with a faculty supervisor.Student research falls within one or more of three areas of identified research strength: Environment & Health, Biotic Interactions, Structure & Reactivity.The research component of the program is complemented by coursework, which is designed to emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to biological and chemical research. The program prepares students for 21st Century careers in research and teaching, or other career opportunities in industry or government.

Program Details

Duration of Program
†48 months
For more information on the program requirements

Entrance Requirements

†Minimum Standing
Masterís degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related disciplines †A-

Application Deadlines

Start Date
Application Due
January 15
August 15
December 15


Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis for each year of study are given a competitive funding package.

Guaranteed minimum financial support: $24,244

Such support may be made up of:

  • teaching assistantships,
  • internal and/or external scholarship awards,
  • research assistantships,
  • studentships.

Consult your academic program for further details.


Tuition is charged each term. Miscellaneous fees may be charged where applicable.


Contact a prospective advisor prior to submitting your application.