Biology Advising

BSc Degree Advisor

Dr. Erick Groot (Jan. 1 to Jun. 30, 2021)
Building 380, Room 207
Phone: 250-740-6365 (local 2033)
Email: Erick.GrootATviu.ca

Dr. Eric Demers (after Jul. 1, 2021)
Building 359, Room 207
Phone: 250-753-3245 (local 2033)
Email: Eric.DemersATviu.ca

Students are encouraged to declare their educational goals (e.g., Majors, Minors) with the BSc Degree Advisor as early as possible in their degree progression.

The VIU BSc Major / Honours in Biology meet the academic requirements for professional designation as a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) with the BC College of Applied Biology.

  • Students interested in RPBio designation should take one of the following courses as part of their degree: BIOL 457 (Biodiversity and Conservation Biology), FISH 223 (Introduction to Fisheries Management), RMOT 400 (Fisheries Management), or RMOT 401 (Wildlife Management).