About Us


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 virtually in end-May or June (to be determined). The theme for this year’s meeting is Breaking Barriers in Science.