Department of Biology


We would like to thank all of our students, staff, and faculty for their patience, kindness, and cooperation as we move through an unprecedented time. Regardless of whether you are currently social distancing, are in self-isolation for a short period of time, or are returning home, we remain connected as one community. Our shared commitment to human rights, diversity, inclusion, and respect are values that we carry with us and can put into practice regardless of our current location. 

Please know that the University is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our community. We encourage you to seek support, including MySSP which is available 24/7.


For more info and FAQ, please visit UTM Office of Registrar page

A decision on summer ROP's will be made towards the end of this week. A decision regarding all other summer course offerings will be decided upon shortly. (please visit our website for up to date info).

If you can't find the info you are looking for, please email Diane Matias.


A first-class undergraduate biology degree is your stepping stone to many career options, including world-class research, pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, forensics and more. The biologists at UTM can help you attain these career goals. We offer exciting undergraduate programs in all of the major biological areas with specialization in four main topics: Ecology & Field Biology, Whole Organisms; Genetics & Evolution; Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology; Physiology & Behaviour.

With over two dozen active research scientists, more than forty graduate students and many post-doctoral fellows doing state-of-the-art research using the latest techniques, our students will have the opportunity to learn from the best. Our undergraduate research projects and summer student placements in research labs will give students valuable, first-hand experience working in a laboratory environment. We also have a dedicated Biology liaison librarian to assist our students in maximizing their research efforts when using U of T’s extensive library resources.

UTM Biology is a dynamic community. In addition to our research facilities, we also have many support staff working in the background to keep the department operating at the highest level. So if you’re interested in the best in biology, UTM Biology is here to serve you.

For more information on the department and what we have to offer, please browse our site. If you have specific questions, please contact the Department of Biology.


23/03/2020 - 16:51

The Centre for Student Engagement announced the UTM Student Leadership Awards winners and we are very proud as several Biology students are among the winners:

Student Organizations' Award

13/03/2020 - 11:22

Starting on Monday, March 16 and continuing until April 3, all in-person undergraduate and research-stream Masters and Doctoral courses across U of T’s three campuses are cancelled.

09/03/2020 - 15:30

NSERC has set aside a pool of awards specific for students who self-identify as indigenous.

09/03/2020 - 10:31

The University of Toronto Student Leadership Awards recognize graduating students for their exemplary contributions and significant impact on U of T and on the university experience of their peers.