Academic Advising


Please Note: Students entering second year biology courses in Fall 2017 or Winter 2018 are currently required to have a minimum grade of C+ (65%) in introductory biology (BIOL 1010/11/20/21) or the biology portion of SCIE 1505 (DISP). Effective Fall 2018, this prerequisite will change to C (60%).

Students who have already earned a final grade of C in BIOL 1010/11/20/21 or the biology portion of SCIE 1505 may be eligible for a prerequisite override to take second year biology courses in Fall 2017 and Winter 2018. Please contact a biology advisor immediately to discuss your options.

Send an e-mail to to get an auto-reply with this information. Contact advisors directly to set up an appointment.


Majors and Minors Advisors (Biology and Marine Biology)

Biology and Marine Biology Majors and Minors Availability
Todd Bishop by appointment
Margi Cooper by appointment
Gillian Gass by appointment

Lara Gibson by appointment

Debra Grantham

by appointment
Jennifer Van Dommelen by appointment by appointment
Elizabeth Welsh by appointment


Honours Advisors (Biology and Marine Biology)

HONOURS (Biology and Marine Biology) Availability
Margi Cooper by appointment
Patrice Côté by appointment
Julie LaRoche by appointment
Aaron MacNeil by appointment  
Mindy McCarville by appointment


Co-op Advisors (Biology and Marine Biology)

CO-OP (Biology) Availability
Mindy McCarville by appointment
CO-OP (Marine Biology) Availability
Nancy McAllister-Irwin by appointment


Other Undergraduate Advisors

Transfer Credits/ Letters of Permission   Availability
Todd Bishop by appointment


Graduate Advisors

Graduate Coordinator Availability
Hal Whitehead by appointment
Graduate Admissions Coordinator Availability
Daniel Ruzzante by appointment


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The BIOL-MARI Undergrads e-mail list is updated semi-annually with all declared BIOL and MARI majors. If you are not yet on the list and would like to be added, send an e-mail to Jennifer Van Dommelen (