Michael J. Emes, Dean
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the College of Biological Science (CBS). Our College is the only one of its kind in Canada and among a handful worldwide.
The College has entered an exciting period of growth and development. Expansion of the faculty and staff base is occurring in parallel with the building of the Science Complex. This is a 375,000 sq ft. building, construction of which began in 2003 and was completed in 2007. The Science Complex contains state of the art facilities for research and teaching and juxtaposes faculty in the life sciences with those in the physical sciences, creating new interdisciplinary networks. At the hub of the Science Complex is the Advanced Analysis Centre which contains high-end instrumentation for proteomics and genomics.
With some 3,500 students in our undergraduate programmes and over 300 graduate students, the College offers a vibrant environment in which learning and scholarship are pre-eminent. The faculty receive some $22 million in recurrent funding. The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, a $14.5 million initiative aimed at documenting Canada's many ecosystems, is leading global initiatives on the Barcoding of Life and contains a unique facility, Limnotron, for research on aquatic ecosystems. The College is also home to the Human Nutraceutical Research Institute, and offers exceptional opportunities for clinically related work.
I invite you to explore the links that follow and discover the considerable breadth and depth of opportunity which is available within the College of Biological Science. Please do not hesitate to contact the Dean's Office if you require additional information.