Laurier Biology is an exceptional centre of learning and research, strongly committed to meeting the challenges of contemporary biology by fostering the integration of all levels of biological organization from molecules, organelles, cells, tissues and organs to organisms, populations, species, and ecosystems. Rather than “taking apart” the complex interactions that occur in and among biological systems and studying them separately, we aim towards a “putting together” approach meant to reflect better the intricate biological reality of life on earth. Teaching and research in biological systems and their interactions are conducted under three major interlocking interdisciplinary themes: A) cell, molecular and microbial biology and genetics; B) biodiversity, evolution and ecology; C) physiology and toxicology. Our graduates are noted for their ability to identify and articulate the most pressing biological issues facing society, to pinpoint the key elements of those issues, and to devise appropriate and effective strategies to tackle the necessary research as well as to implement the resulting solutions. Our graduates are full, active, and eager participants in their society.
BIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES SCHEDULE - 2015 -16
Biology Seminar Series - Feb 5, 2016
LINK TO 2015-16 COURSE SCHEDULE: click here
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HN210 Human Anatomy, HN220 Human Physiology l and HN320 Human Physiology ll (formerly BI210, BI216 and BI217) - Please note that these courses, if taken, will count as Biology 0.5 credits, towards the fulfillment of senior Biology credits needed to complete a Biology degree.
People at Laurier
Scott is a behavioural ecologist who takes an integrative approach to the understanding of reproductive investment in birds. Using the white-throated sparrow as a model system, he and his students study the seasonal timing of reproductive output, the secondary effects of breeding decisions, including extra-pair mating and exposure to parasites, and the development of characteristics associated with the unique mating pattern of this species.
Dr. Scott Ramsay