The courses offered by the Department of Integrative Biology (iBio) provide a look at “Life” at many different levels. Our programs provide background knowledge of biological systems from the level of DNA up to and including ecosystem processes. Our goal is to provide broad and integrative training and learning within the Biological Sciences. We recognize that our graduates go into diverse careers that need integrative skills to be competitive. The undergraduate major degrees that iBio provides are in Biological Sciences (with or without thesis) and Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience (BCN). With either of these degrees, you will have an undergraduate learning experience that prepares you for Biology-related post-graduate goals.
The diversity in the courses we offer aligns with the diversity of research undertaken by our faculty. The department maintains a strong research and teaching profile with special expertise in Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Genomics, Neuroscience, and Physiology. The Department has strong core facilities including genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, flow cytometry, imaging, and proteomics and is directly connected to the University of Windsor central animal care facility. The Department has a close association with the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), with many faculty members cross-appointed to this research institute.
All of our iBio faculty members have received research and/or teaching awards at the University of Windsor, and a number of our faculty have also received provincial, national, and/or international awards. Faculty advisors for the Biological Sciences and BCN programs have received prestigious awards for their teaching excellence.