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Biology 491 Undergraduate Research

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree program in biology at Vancouver Island University provides the opportunity for students to complete a research project during their 4th year.  These one-year projects involve the students in the scientific process, while advancing their training in field and laboratory research skills.  Students are provided the opportunity to interact with their peers and with scientists affiliated with various local agencies, organizations or institutions, in addition to VIU Faculties.  Final research results are presented orally in a symposium format and as a written report.  Student research projects generally address topics of interest to people in the community, and cover a broad range of scientific interest, including molecular biology, cell biology, ecology, parasitology, microbiology and botany.

Biology Grad Samuelle Simard-Provençal speaks about research opportunities at VIU