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Current Students

Tosha Kelly with Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow with PhD Candidate Tosha Kelly

Welcome to the Biology Graduate Program at Western! New students are encouraged to introduce themselves to the departmental office staff, Carol Curtis (Graduate Program Coordinator), Sarah Abbas (Graduate Affairs Assistant), and to Dr. James Staples (Graduate Chair).

Program rules and regulations

The department’s rules and regulations are codified in the Biology Graduate Student Handbook available here.

For a summary of useful information for new students, please download the .pdf here. Do note that this section is under renovation.

Health and Wellness

Students seeking help regarding mental health concerns are advised to speak to someone they feel comfortable confiding in, such as their faculty supervisor, their program director (graduate chair), or other relevant administrators in their unit.  Campus mental health resources may be found at http://www.health.uwo.ca/mental_health/resources.html. Departmental health and safety resources can be found here.