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Our teaching and research activities run the spectrum from the life sciences to computational sciences.

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Departments, Schools and Programs

Scientific exploration is at the heart of what we do. Our teaching and research activities run the spectrum from the life sciences (biology, kinesiology, psychology, geography and earth sciences) to the physical sciences (chemistry, physics, astronomy, and radiation sciences) to the mathematical and computational sciences.

Information on specific programs, undergraduate and graduate, and research activities can be found on the individual Department, School and Program websites.

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Dean’s Message

Our vision is clear and our mission is bold. We will transform our world through science. Together, we will advance scientific discovery and understanding to address local to global challenges through education, research and engagement to serve current and future generations.

Equally important, our plan codifies a set of longstanding and deeply held core values in our Faculty of Science. We will achieve the goals set out in our strategic plan by approaching all that we do individually and collectively with integrity, creativity, collaboration, communication, excellence, personal growth, knowledge and honesty.

A portrait of Maureen MacDonald
Dr. Maureen MacDonald
Dean of Science