The Biology Building occupies over 6,040 square meters of office and laboratory space. We have numerous special facilities that support outstanding research across the biological sciences.

For studies focusing in the areas of ecology, evolution, environmental, and behavioural biology, facilities available include:

  • Facilities for the care of mammals, birds, amphibians, and fishes
  • Incubators and environmental walk-in chambers
  • Access to research stations throughout Canada and the tropics
  • Multi-passenger vans and boats
  • An extensive greenhouse facility
  • An experimental fish hatchery
  • The Pelee Environmental Research Centre

For studies focusing in the areas of cell, molecular, cognition, and neuroscience, facilities available include:

  • Laboratories that meet international standards for recombinant DNA technology procedures
  • State-of-the-art confocal microscopy facilities                
  • Automated sequencers and DNA cloning technology
  • Cell culture rooms
  • Molecular biology core facility               
  • Microarray technology and a bioinformatics server

The Department of Biological Sciences shares a close association with the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), a research-focused building which is housed on the University of Windsor campus.  Also, some iBio faculty have working relationships with the nearby Harrow Research Station of Agriculture Canada.