I choose Carleton’s Institute of Biochemistry

Ottawa is a beautiful city with so much to offer. Carleton’s campus is surrounded by green space and waterways. Read how studying biochemistry with the Carleton Community can set you up for success.

A Focus on Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is integral to our Biochemistry programs. Award-winning faculty use active learning strategies, case studies, and authentic assessment to bring experiential learning to their classroom. Teaching laboratories are offered from first to fourth year. Undergraduate research courses for credits are offered from second to fourth year. Capstone courses enable Honours Biochemistry students to develop a research project in an area of interest, working alongside a faculty adviser. This scaffolded research experience provides our graduates with exceptional hands-on experience and a defined area of expertise.

Networking in the Nation’s Capital

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, offers our students unique opportunities for experience and networking. As the seat of Canada’s federal government, Ottawa is home to numerous government departments and agencies including Health Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and more. It is also home to 1,800 companies involved in the high-tech industry, 130 embassies and high commissions, to a large percentage of Canada’s major medical, clinical and life sciences research centres.

Diverse Research Facilities at your Fingertips

The Institute of Biochemistry is housed in two buildings at Carleton University: the Nesbitt Biology Building and the Steacie Chemistry Building. In teaching and research, students are supported by the latest instrumentation and state-of-the-art computer facilities. This includes light, fluorescence, and electron microscopes, digital imaging hardware and software, PCR and other molecular biological techniques, and research-grade spectrophotometers, mass spectrometers, NMR spectrometer, chromatographic instruments.