The Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology is one of the largest centres in Canada for graduate studies and research in Biology. More than 80 full time faculty and 50 adjunct professors supervise the research of approximately 200 graduate students at the Institute. The Institute has several major fields of research including: Cellular and Molecular Biology; Animal Physiology and Biochemistry; Plant Sciences; Neurobiology and Behaviour, Genomics and Bioinformatics; and, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation. The Institute also contributes to interdisciplinary specializations including Biotechnology, Environmental and Chemical Toxicology, Neuroscience, and Data Science.
The Institute was formed in 1982 by the amalgamation of the graduate programs of Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Because of its location in Canada’s capital, Institute scientists have the opportunity to collaborate with the many federal government research scientists in institutions including; the National Research Council, Agriculture Canada, Health Canada, National Museums, Environment Canada, and Atomic Energy of Canada. Its from these institutions that many of our adjunct professors are drawn.