Welcome to Integrative Biology

We are a diverse biology department dedicated to excellence in research and scholarship. Our department consists of full-time faculty who lead research in three overlapping themes, including comparative animal physiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology.

Our comprehensive undergraduate program prepares students for a wide range of career options, including opportunities in business, medicine and biotechnology, industry, environmental management and conservation, research and education. We believe that integration of knowledge across levels of biological complexity is required for addressing many of today’s pressing societal challenges.

 

Donate to the Lynn Medal in Zoology

Photo of Dr. Denis LynnThe Department of  Integrative Biology proposes the creation of the Lynn Medal in  Zoology, a convocation prize to be awarded annually to the graduating student with the highest average in the Zoology major. The intent of the award is to honour Dr. Lynn’s dedication to undergraduate education, particularly in the area of invertebrate zoology. The  Department’s goal is to endow this award to cement Dr. Lynn’s legacy at the University of Guelph.

Please consider a gift to the Lynn Medal in Zoology to honour Dr. Lynn’s legacy and to help the Department to achieve its endowment goal. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and will be acknowledged to the Lynn Family unless you make your gift anonymously. 

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Donate to the Dr. Leslie Rye Memorial Fund

Photo of Leslie Rye. Sitting on a couch and smiling.The Department of Integrative Biology proposes the creation of the Dr. Leslie Rye Memorial Fund, to support two initiatives to honour Dr. Rye’s legacy: to dedicate a tree in the Arboretum in her name, and to support an award which will allow a student each year to take part in the Algonquin field course each year.

Please consider a gift to the Dr. Leslie Rye Memorial Fund to honour Dr. Rye’s legacy through these two initiatives. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and will be acknowledged to the Rye Family unless you make your gift anonymously.

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