A day in the life
Outside the classroom
A breath of fresh air
As a student in Dalhousie’s Biology program, your learning experience will be enhanced by a wide range of activities happening beyond the doors of the Biology lecture hall.
Here are just a few of the activities you can choose from:
- Volunteer or work in a prof’s lab, helping out with a vital research project.
- Visit the greenhouse on the eighth floor of the Life Sciences Building, and marvel at the range of cactus and other plant species.
- Take part in the SEASIDE program, and spend your summer term outdoors exploring the diverse flora and fauna of Nova Scotia.
- Check out the Aquatron, a facility that includes a giant tank used by profs in the Biology, Marine Biology, and Oceanography programs to house and study freshwater and marine species.
- Participate in student-organized shoreline clean-ups in the spring, making Nova Scotia’s beaches even more beautiful.
- In our Scientific Imaging Suite (SIS), you'll find microscopes, digital-imaging equipment and several printers.
- Join the Dalhousie Association of Biology Students (DABS), and connect with other students for fun events—and help with your studies, if you need it.
- Study topics of special interest—in biology—that are not otherwise offered in the curriculum. Fourth-year students can identify a professor who is conducting research in a related area and request they supervise these special topics classes.
- Take a study break in the Victorian-style McCulloch Museum, with its dozens of mounted bird specimens, aquarium fish, and the Lorenzen ceramic mushrooms.
- Experiential learning classes allow you to work outside the classroom gaining hands-on experience in a research laboratory.
- Do the Science Co-op program and spend your work terms applying your knowledge and skills to a real-world work situation—and learn new skills, too.
- Our honours program gives you the opportunity to collect new data or perhaps you'll develop new techniques.