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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
August 26, 2016
 
 
Canadian Excellence
 

WELCOME!

Laurier Biology is an exceptional centre of learning and research, strongly committed to meeting the challenges of contemporary biology by fostering the integration of all levels of biological organization from molecules, organelles, cells, tissues and organs to organisms, populations, species, and ecosystems. Rather than “taking apart” the complex interactions that occur in and among biological systems and studying them separately, we aim towards a “putting together” approach meant to reflect better the intricate biological reality of life on earth. Teaching and research in biological systems and their interactions are conducted under three major interlocking interdisciplinary themes: A) cell, molecular and microbial biology and genetics; B) biodiversity, evolution and ecology; C) physiology and toxicology. Our graduates are noted for their ability to identify and articulate the most pressing biological issues facing  society, to pinpoint the key elements of those issues, and to devise appropriate and effective strategies to tackle the necessary research as well as to implement the resulting solutions. Our graduates are full, active, and eager participants in their society.

CORE VALUES!

    * Academic excellence – our commitment to high standards of academic achievement and integrity
    * Creativity – the creation of new knowledge
    * Collegiality – fostering a learning community of students, staff and faculty
    * Dedication – to creating the conditions that allow all of our students to articulate, refine, and achieve their goals 
    * Integration – of form and function at every level of biological organization



BI499‡ COURSE REQUIREMENT INFO -
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            ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM -
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LORIS INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS - click here

HN210 Human Anatomy, HN220 Human Physiology l and HN320 Human Physiology ll (formerly BI210, BI216 and BI217) - Please note that these courses, if taken, will count as Biology 0.5 credits, towards the fulfillment of senior Biology credits needed to complete a Biology degree.


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Dr. Matt Smith, Biology A molecular plant cell biologist, Matthew Smith studies how proteins are delivered to the sub-compartments, or organelles, found within cells by intracellular protein trafficking systems. The long-term goal of Matt’s research program is to understand the mechanisms of protein targeting and import into the plant-specific organelles called chloroplasts, which are the site of photosynthesis, and serve as a model organelle. The research will contribute to our understanding of basic cell biology, chloroplast biogenesis, and plant growth and development.

Dr. Matt Smith
Assistant Professor,
Biology