McGill launches Canada Award to offset tuition increase for Canadian undergraduate students

Welcome to the Department of Biology

Welcome to Biology!


Biology is the study of life, aimed at addressing fundamental questions about the origin, evolution, development, and behaviour of living organisms, from the structure and function of their molecules and cells to the interactions and evolutionary dynamics between organisms and their ecosystems. In the Department of Biology at McGill University, our faculty research the remarkable and often surprising ways in (or by) which life emerges, changes, grows, and dies across a diversity of microbes, plants, and animals, including humans. We offer courses in each of these areas, highlighting the breadth and depth of expertise of our faculty. Understanding Biology helps us to understand the past, present, and future of the natural world that surrounds us, and better appreciate our own place within it.

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The BGSA has a New Website

The BGSA has a new website! Find the current representatives, services, merch, and a calendar of our many events here!

Power Outage in Neurons Worsens Ataxia

Power outage in neurons worsens ataxia: A new study from the Watt lab identified damaged mitochondria in neurons contributes to disease progression in a form of ataxia in both mouse model and human post-mortem tissue. Their study suggests restoring mitochondria health as a new therapeutic target for treating the rare disease. Read the study here.

Revised Asbestos Incident Protocol (Feb. 2024)
The revised Asbestos Response Protocol is now available.

Meet our new graduate students! 

The new MSc and PhD students of the 2023/24 cohort introduce themselves and their research.

A Glimpse into Biology 

In collaboration with the McGill Biology Department, the McGill Biology Student Union (MBSU) presents perspectives and retrospectives of McGill's Biology students.

Do you have news to share with the Department? Submit them here (McGill ID required). 


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