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Organismal Biology


College or University: Dalhousie University

Type of degree: M.S.

Website: Click here for program website

Description of Facilities: Aquatron The Aquatron system provides a flow-through seawater system to labs on 8 floors. We also have access to a 15m Pool Tank, a 10m deep Tower Tank, and 15 environmentally controlled wet labs with aquarium space. More About the Aquatron Greenhouse & the Cacti and Succulent Collection The Biology Greenhouse is used to grow plants for teaching, research and display. It is composed of 8 growing rooms each with independent controls for temperature and light (and soon humidity). Adjacent space is provided for the Biology Herbarium, potting and soil storage functions. More About the Greenhouse Marine Gene Probe Laboratory MGPL is a basic and applied research facility in molecular and statistical genetics accessed "in house" by resident researchers and used as a regional facility for the development and application of molecular tools. The Thomas McCulloch Museum The most important exhibit in this Victorian-style natural history museum is Thomas McCulloch's collection of mounted birds which dates back to the 1830's. This facility also houses the Lorenzen ceramic mushrooms, sea shells, tropical fish and insects along with occasional temporary exhibits. More About the McCulloch Museum Scientific Imaging Suite This facility provides both researcher and student access to imaging capabilities of modern transmission electron microscopes, a scanning electron microscope, light microscopes including the confocal unit, and image processing and printing services. More About the Imaging Center

Student Support: Scholarships Normally there must be a scholarship in place for a student to be accepted. The best are scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), provincial or foreign governments, or some other external body (e.g. Commonwealth or World Bank). Dalhousie awards Killam Scholarships to students with the very finest records. The Biology Department can provide "Dalhousie Scholarships" to some graduate students, but a contribution from the Supervisor's research grant is also required. Minimum rates for Dalhousie Scholarships for 2002-2003 are: $15,000 for Canadian students and $18,000 for foreign students. See the Dalhouse Faculty of Graduate Studies Page on Funding for more information on scholarships


Email: Biology@Dal.ca

Department: Biology

Institution address: Dalhousie University
                             HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA,CN B3H 4J1

Phone: 902-494-3515

 


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