Contacts

General enquiries and information about Graduate Studies in Biology
 

Dr. Daniel D. Lefebvre, Coodinator of Graduate Studies (Sabbatical - January 1, 2018-June 30, 2018)

Dr. Lonnie W. Aarssen, Associate Coordinator of Graduate  Studies

Joanne Surette, Graduate Studies Assistant
Room 3109b
Department of Biology
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Canada

Phone: 613 533-6138
Fax: 613 533-6617
E-mail: surettej@queensu.ca


ASSISTANCE with your program

For advice on graduate courses, research progress, funding, or personal issues, please contact the Graduate Coordinator or the Associate Coordinator. Either one of these people will help you in complete confidence.


 COUNSELING SERVICES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

You should not hesitate to contact the Campus Grad Counsellor for confidential and professional assistance (see below). You can also contact the Grad Chair for confidential advice. In addition, a list of safety contact information can be found here: /default/assets/File/Graduate/Safety%20contact%20info%20for%20students.pdf

There are a number of resources to help students who are coping with stress, harassment, or other challenges or safety issues you may be facing:

1. Here is a list of safety contact information: Safety contacts and Steps to Follow After a Sexual Assault

2.  Here is a link to Queen's Policy of Sexual Violence.  This document includes important definitions, advice and contact information; please read it.

3. SGPS (School of Graduate and Professional Students) has student advisors available via email at advisors@sgps.caPhone:  613 533 3169. See also their website at http://www.sgps.ca/services/advisors.html

4. SGS Embedded Counsellors:  Dave Neary and Anja Troje  http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/sgs-counsellor  To book a counselling appointment, call 613 533 2136 (32136).  This is a dedicated phone line and has confidential voicemail.

5. There are also a variety of specialized support services available on campus: http://www.queensu.ca/studentaffairs/student-safety/personal-safety/abuse-and-sexual-harassment

 

I've spent more time than many will believe [making microscopic observations], but I've done them with joy, and I've taken no notice those who have said why take so much trouble and what good is it?

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

It's a parts list... If I gave you the parts list for the Boeing 777 and it had 100,000 parts, I don't think you could screw it together and you certainly wouldn't understand why it flew

Eric Lander

What is true for E. coli is also true for the elephant

Jacques Monod

The world becomes full of organisms that have what it takes to become ancestors. That, in a sentence, is Darwinism

Richard Dawkins

Shall we conjecture that one and the same kind of living filaments is and has been the cause of all organic life?

Erasmus Darwin

Nature proceeds little by little from things lifeless to animal life in such a way that it's impossible to determine the line of demarcation

Aristotle

Cells let us walk, talk, think, make love, and realize the bath water is cold

Lorraine Lee Cudmore

In the distant future I see open fields for far more important researches. Psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation. Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history

Charles Darwin

It is my belief that the basic knowledge that we're providing to the world will have a profound impact on the human condition and the treatments for disease and our view of our place on the biological continuum

J. Craig Venter

Imagine a house coming together spontaneously from all the information contained in the bricks: that is how animal bodies are made

Neil Shubin

A grain in the balance will determine which individual shall live and which shall die - which variety or species shall increase in number, and which shall decrease, or finally become extinct

Charles Darwin

The stuff of life turned out to be not a quivering, glowing, wondrous gel but a contraption of tiny jigs, springs, hinges, rods, sheets, magnets, zippers, and trapdoors, assembled by a data tape whose information is copied, downloaded and scanned

Steven Pinker

We wish to discuss a structure for the salt of deoxyribose nucleic acid. (D.N.A.). This structure has novel features which are of considerable biologic interest

Rosalind Franklin

We are biology. We are reminded of this at the beginning and the end, at birth and at death. In between we do what we can to forget

Mary Roach

The systems approach to biology will be the dominant theme in medicine

Leroy Hood

I've always been interested in animal behavior, and I keep reading about it because it's so surprising all the time - so many things are happening around us that we neglect to look at. Part of the passion I have for biology is based on this wonderment"

Isabella Rossellini

Because all of biology is connected, one can often make a breakthrough with an organism that exaggerates a particular phenomenon, and later explore the generality

Thomas Cech

Nothing in Biology makes sense except in the light of evolution

Theodosius Dobzhansky

Biology is now bigger than physics, as measured by the size of budgets, by the size of the workforce, or by the output of major discoveries; and biology is likely to remain the biggest part of science through the twenty-first century

- Freeman Dyson

Nothing can be more incorrect than the assumption one sometimes meets with, that physics has one method, chemistry another, and biology a third

- Thomas Huxley