University of Alberta

Areas of Excellence

Recognized Excellence of Staff Members
The department is honored to hold within its ranks:

1 Fellow of the Royal Society of London
4 Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
1 Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Other Faculty Recognition (1995-Present)
Honorary Doctoral Degrees: 6
Patents Granted: 22

Research Excellent Awards (1995-Present)
International: 25
National: 36
Provincial: 24
Civic: 4
University: 52
Teachings Excellence Awards: (1995-present)

University: 10

Research Chairs

NSERC Industrial Research Chair, 1
ACA Chair in Fisheries & Wildlife, 1
Killam Memorial Professor, 1
Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Biology, 1
Average 2001 funding per academic staff CDN$211,000

Areas of Research Excellence

Genomics & Developmental Genetics
Proteomics
Immunity & Infection
Impacts of Global Change in Northern & Mountain Ecosystems
Mathematical Biology
Membrane Molecular Biology, Transport & Ion Channels
Neurobiology & Neuroendocrinology
Paleobiology, Systematics & Evolution
Plant-Animal Interactions
Wildlife, Fisheries & Conservation Ecology

Graduate Student Excellence (2006-2007)
Scholarships Won: 1 International 18 National 13 Provincial 12 University

Examples of Graduate Student Research Accolades:

Canadian Northern Studies
CIAU Academic All Canadian
Martha Piper Award
Canon National Parks Science Scholarship
Commonwealth Scholarship
Neuro Science Canada

Awards & Citation for Teaching Excellence

70 at the Faculty/Department level
7 at the University level
2007 Status of graduates (136-109; PhD, MSc)


Superb Research Support Facilities

  • 2 field stations (Meanook, AB and Bamfield Marine Station, BC) and several camps, providing access to grassland, boreal, arctic, alpine, and marine environments
  • Microscopy Unit (multiphoton confocal, environmental scanning, transmission electron and light microscopy)
  • Service Units for Molecular Biology, Limnology, and Fermentation
  • Digital Teaching Resources Laboratory
  • Biotron (aquatic and terrestrial animal holding facilities, growth and environmental chambers, behavioral observation chambers)
  • Computer facilities (both MAC and IBM based, and supporting Geographical Information System, Global Positioning System and other research activities)
  • Biological collections including a crytogamic herbarium, vascular plant herbarium, paleobotanical and live plant collections, Strickland (Entomology) Museum,
  • Museum of Zoology, and a Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory

Please also see Research Awards.

Last Modified: 2007-05-07

Last Modified: 2007-06-13