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

Upcoming events

Student Science Night

BUGS has teamed up with the other science clubs at the U of R to host Student Science Night! Come explore the Science centre and learn about cryogenics and space travel on Friday, Nov. 23rd from 8:30-11:30 pm.

Tickets are 12$ for Science Centre only (all ages) or 15$ for Science Centre + transport to the BUGS-hosted after party at O'Hanlons.

Get tickets by visiting our table in Riddell the week of Nov 13th - Nov 16th, or the week of Nov 19th - Nov 23rd in the RIC atrium. Or you can email us an e-transfer at urbugs@gmail.com!

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 exec!

Take classes at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre this Summer

If you’re looking for some university classes that allow you to be active and in nature along with an opportunity to prepare yourself for grad school, consider Bamfield Marine Sciences Center (BMSC), the "Oceanside Campus.”

At BMSC, students work hard but also have an opportunity to make long term friends, and network with professors, grad students, and peers, while also having a good time. Check out the BMSC website and video for more details:



Departmental News

Biology Seminars Fall 2018

Nov. 16th - Hot Birds - Mark Brigham (U of R)

Nov. 23rd - The evolutionary plasticity of opsin genes underlying colour vision in nocturnal mammals - Amanda Melin (U of C)

Nov. 30th - Finding antibiotic resistance genes in remote parts of Africa: what are the health implications, and how did they get there? - Andrew Cameron (U of R)

Dec. 7th - Variation in tree growth and vascular formation across a water-limited forest landscape from 1951 to 2016 - Eva Lopez (U of R)