CBS Celebrates 50 Years!

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In 2021, The College of Biological Science celebrates its 50th year as a college at the University of Guelph.

In 50 years, our college has secured its place as a globally recognized hub for biological research and scholarship, with a mission to expand the understanding of life, from DNA to cells to complex ecosystems. We offer 13 undergraduate and 11 graduate degree programs across three departments and one institute: Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, Integrative Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario. 

CBS is home to 100 full-time faculty, 50 full-time staff and thousands of undergraduate and graduate students. We have each and every one of these individuals to thank for making CBS an exceptional place to learn, work and explore their passion for science. 

Our numerous innovations, including the CBS Office of Educational Scholarship and Practice (COESP), further lends to our leadership in providing excellence in biological science education. Our research enterprise continues to advance, most of which is highlighted in our latest publication, CBS Research Insights. These research stories have been written by graduate students in our SCRIBE (Students Communicating Research in Biology Education) program.

We are incredibly proud of this milestone and wish to celebrate with our community. While the current COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our ability to come together to celebrate, we will be sharing a range of opportunities to connect back with us over the next year and onward.


Hello CBS community,

In 2021, The College of Biological Science celebrates our 50th anniversary, a milestone we are very proud of!

I am proud and honoured to have joined the college as it's 6th Dean, and look forward to meeting and working with you.

Over the last 50 years, our college has become a globally recognized hub for biological research and scholarship. Our leadership in providing excellence through biological education and research is second to none and we have witnessed many cutting-edge discoveries as a result.

On behalf of the college, I invite you to join us as we take a look back at our last 50 years, and I look forward to seeing the meaningful memories you have to share from your time with CBS. We also look forward to celebrating this incredible milestone together once we are safely able to.

Until we have a chance to meet, be well.

Maz Fallah


Take a walk down memory lane with us as we celebrate 50 years as a college. We invite you to share your favourite memories, milestones, and photos with us on our dedicated celebrations page





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