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Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Units Faculty of Graduate Studies Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies Biology Graduate Program
Biology Graduate Program

Department of Biology

Professor and Dean of Graduate Studies T.P. Hicks
Associate Professor and Chair P. Lee
Graduate Co-ordinator
J. Carney
Core: Master's Thesis Supervisory  
  S. Hamilton (Anthropology),
  S.J. Hecnar,
  J.M. Hughes,
  N. Khaper (NOSM),
  R.D. Law,
  P. Lee,
  K.T. Leung,
  R.W. Mackereth (Adjunct),
  L. Malek,
  A.U. Mallik,
  D.W. Morris,
  R. Omeljaniuk,
  E. Prepas (Forestry),
  G. Pyle (Canada Research Chair),
  W. Qin (Ontario Research Chair),
  A. Rodgers (Adjunct),
  H. Schraft,
  Z. Suntres (NOSM),
  M. Ulanova (NOSM),
  T. Varney (Anthropology)
  I. Zehbe (Adjunct)
Core: Master's Non-Thesis Supervisory  
  J.P. Carney


Candidates will be accepted under the University regulations governing the Master's degrees (see page 267-269) providing they also satisfy the requirements of the Department of Biology. Application deadline is February 1. Late applications may be considered for admission, but may not be considered for funding.



The program consists of five full course equivalents composed of a graduate thesis (equivalent to three full courses), a graduate seminar (equivalent to a half-course) taken in the first year of the program, and one and one-half elective courses. The student will take at least one full course at the fifth year level and, with permission of the Department and the Graduate Studies Committee, may be permitted to take one additional course selected from senior level courses not previously taken in the Department of Biology or from senior level courses in a cognate department.

All candidates must satisfy the Department of Biology as to any required make-up undergraduate course work before being allowed to complete the Master's program. Candidates will be required to present at a special departmental seminar an outline and, if possible, the title of the proposed research thesis. An oral examination on the thesis will be required prior to final approval.