About Us


Unfortunately, the conference has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to see you next year.

The Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology is an institutional collaboration between the Biology Departments at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. OCIB members have significant expertise in physiology, botany, biochemistry, neuroscience, molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, evolution, and toxicology – just to name a few. The OCIB facilitates interdisciplinary research, and collaboration between the two universities and external partners.

Each spring the graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, staff, and guest speakers gather for the annual OCIB Symposium. This year, the 17th Annual OCIB Symposium will be held at the University of Ottawa on Thursday, April 30th, 2020. The theme for this year’s meeting is Breaking Barriers in Science.


Our 2020 Sponsors:


Our 2019 Sponsors:

University of Ottawa Department of Biology
University of Ottawa Faculty of Science
University of Ottawa Biology Graduate Students' Association (BGSA)