Our Programs

Engage in hands-on research and work closely with internationally recognized scientists in an academically enriching and collegial environment. Our faculty members conduct cutting-edge research at all levels of biological organization, from genomics to landscape ecology.




Our Carleton Advantage

Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biology (OCIB)

  • When you pursue a graduate degree in Biology at Carleton you belong to the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology (OCIB) – one of the largest biology graduate programs in Canada.
  • Award-winning faculty: the Institute combines the research strengths and expertise of over 80 faculty and 50 adjunct professors from Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.
  • World-class research: engage in hands-on research and join the extensive network of collaboration among scientists in Ottawa and around the world.

Our Capital Advantage

An Ideal Environment

  • Ottawa is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s most livable and safe cities and is one of the most picturesque capitals in the world – with tranquil green spaces, waterways, and architectural landmarks scattered throughout.
  • Industry networks: Over 100 companies in the Ottawa region are conducting research in medical, life sciences, agricultural, and environmental biotechnology.
  • Research and development: Ottawa is home to several government departments and agencies that are involved in research in areas of interest to our students and research faculty.
  • Life in Ottawa.