Department of Biological Sciences

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Location and mailing address

Biological Sciences 186
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW   
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2N 1N4

For General (non-student advising) inquiries contact

Office hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 we are working remotely, please contact us via contact information below.

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Contact information for undergraduate students

The Department of Biological Sciences office at BI 186 no longer provides student advising. For any undergraduate student advising please use the following Undergraduate Science Centre contact information:


Virtual front desk at 403-220-8600

Undergraduate Science Centre website

Contact information for graduate students

For any graduate student advising please use the following Graduate Science Centre contact information:

Questions about our MSc and PhD programs? 

Questions about our Professional Certificate, Diploma, and Master programs?

Graduate Science Centre website

Technical Facilities


Technical Support Services Manager

Michelle Forgeron


Location: SA 07
Hours: 8am - 4pm
Staff: Todd Willis, Jay McIssac, Nik Hamilton, Jason St. Louis
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Location:  SA 09
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Staff: Mark Toonen
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Location: SA 013
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Staff: Duncan Hanna
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Science Stores
Location: SB 050
Hours:  8:30am – 4:30pm
Staff: Magdi Khalil, Nelson Cruz
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Chemistry Instrumentation Facility
Location: SB 134
Hours:  8:30am – 4:30pm
Staff: Wade White, Jian Jun (Johnson) Li, Michelle Thibault
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Chemistry X-ray Facility
Location: SB 328
Hours 8:30am – 4:30pm
Staff: Wen Zhou
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GeoScience Instrumentation Group
Robert Marr (; Kamran Javed (

Greenhouse Group
Dianne White (; Cheyenne Kiani (

Technical Support Services Admin
Cathy Bartsch (


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Undergraduate Learning Services

The ULS is comprised of a team of multidisciplinary technicians providing direct support for teaching labs in Science.

Undergraduate Learning Services Manager
Farzin Malekani

Please email Farzin Malekani if you have a support request or question.

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Arminty Clarke

Spomenka Curic

Francene Cusack

Kelly Teal Dunwald

Paulette Harrison

Louise Haln

Jennifer Kearley

Karen Li

Brant Pohorelic

John Swann

Department Head

Dr. David Hansen

Dr. David Hansen

(403) 220-7496

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Events, Communications and Marketing

If you have identified a need and support for marketing, communications, events or student related activities, please complete the following request form to start the process of working together.

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