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We are a curious, inspired and welcoming community of world-class advocates and scholars. We teach, study and consult on all aspects of earth’s organismal diversity, from genome to ecosystem, and all plant, animal and microbial species.

Professor Spencer Barrett’s final class lecture
Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Seeking to understand the origins, diversity, and distribution of organisms. Our department is composed of excellent students, faculty, and staff dedicated to education and the advancement of science. Students participate in diverse learning environments within EEB courses: hands-on bench and computer lab practicals, field trips, off-campus field courses, small-class discussion seminars, and independent research projects with world-leading faculty researchers.


We offer graduate opportunities leading to both MSc and PhD degrees.

The Department supports approximately 150 graduate students supervised by 50 faculty members at the St. George (UTSG), Mississauga (UTM) and Scarborough (UTSC) campuses, as well as by scientists at the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

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Student Life

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Meet our Horticulturist Tom
Meet PhD graduate Cylita
Professor Nicole Mideo at TEDX U of T