Welcome to U of R BUGS!


The Biology Undergraduate & Graduate Society (BUGS) is a society bringing together all students interested in Biology. Our lounge is in LB 153 and all BUGS members are welcome to come on in and relax, study, or socialize. Membership is only $2, and anyone is welcome to join. Please like us on Facebook!


Why join BUGS?

  • Access to exclusive scholarships
  • Participate in our exciting social events like our BBQ, pub crawl, and beer and pizza nights
  • Exclusive access to the BUGS lounge
  • Connect and network with fellow biology undergraduate and graduate students
  • Stay informed about relevant issues and opportunities within the biology department


Board Games

BUGS has a shelf of board games that can be played in the lounge at any point! If you have any board games that you would like to donate either drop them off or talk to any of the BUGS executives!


Upcoming events


Valentines Day Movie Night!

Featuring: Planet Earths Birds of Paradise!

Friday, Feb. 14th - 6 to 11 pm - RIC 119 Theater

Free admission!

Bring a date, friends, or solo!

Snacks, popcorn, and drinks (alcoholic and non) available for purchase!


Bottle drive

We are collecting recyclable bottles and cans! Bring them by our lounge.


Join the BUGS Dodgeball Team!



Departmental News


Weekly Seminar

This weeks seminar is on THURSDAY!

Special speaker Dr. Jasmine Saros - Climate Change Institute - University of Maine

Tier I Canada Research Chair Candidate

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Place: RI 119

Climate-driven changes in lake ecosystems over multiple temporal scales