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Biology Graduate Research Forum (October)

The primary mandate of this event is to provide a forum for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to showcase their research in biological sciences by poster and invited oral presentations. It is also the aim of this research forum to host an invited speaker who will present their current endeavours within the field of biological sciences. More information can be found at http://uwo.ca/biology/bgrf/.

Halloween Party (end of October)

A departmental party with lots of festive decorations, drinks, snack foods and a friendly environment to socialize. Prizes are award to the best group and best individual costumes and pumpkin carved!

Owl Banding (beginning of November)

For the first time, the fun new event of owl banding took place in November 2016! Graduate students got the opportunity to travel to Long Point to participate in banding saw-whet owls to track their migration.

Biology T-Shirts (November-January)

Departmental T-shirts, designed by our very own, go on sale. The clever design, “Evolve this way” was this year’s pick!

Festivus Party (end of November)

Another decorative and festive departmental party with drinks and snacks for everyone to enjoy together. This year we had prizes awarded to the ugliest-holiday sweater!

Carol-Grams (December)

By popular request, a group of biology carolers delivered carols to both around the department and outside of the department as a fundraiser. Accompanied with a guitar, some of our hits were Mariah Carey’s rendition of “All I want for Christmas is you” and our choreographed “Jingle Bell Rock”!

Coffee House (March)

The first (in years) biology coffee house at the Grad Club was a huge success! During this free event, the department and Grad Club-goers were serenaded by a group of talented biology performers (guitars, piano, singing), including the debut of our very own boyband- Soundwich!

Biology Formal (April)

A time to dress up and dine in style. During this event, there is a DJ and other entertainment. There is an awards ceremony and guaranteed fun!

Barbeque (July)

Come spend some time outdoors. Enjoy some grilled food and desserts!