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School of Natural Sciences

COP28 Nature Positive University Panel

Student leaders with the Environmental Sustainability Committee participated in a panel discussion at COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. In support of student leaders, Dr. John Gunn reported on 40 years of environmental research, assessment, and restoration of the Lake Laurentian Watershed (Watch it here).

Message from Dr Eric R. Gauthier, Chair.

The result of the merger of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry and Forensic Science, Laurentian University’s School of Natural Sciences is the newest and largest academic unit in the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Architecture.

Located in the Science I Building on the beautiful Laurentian University campus, our School offers a variety of programs in the life and physical sciences at the B.Sc. level (in English and French), as well as programs at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. Several of our programs are accredited from external agencies (Canadian Society for Chemistry - CSC; Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission - FEPAC). In addition to being a sign of good quality, program accreditation increases the professional mobility of our graduates, since their degree is recognized throughout Canada and abroad.

Our School prides itself in providing hands-on training. In addition to several courses having a laboratory component, many opportunities are available to our students to gain valuable career experience: they can work alongside their professors as undergraduate interns or gain valuable experience through Co-op or Internship placements. This prepares our graduates to face a competitive job market or to undertake advanced studies.

Hailing from around the globe, our faculty members are actively involved in research projects covering a wide range of fields, including science communication, environmental biology, biomedical science, forensic toxicology, materials science, neurobiology, zoology as well as applied and theoretical chemistry. The unit boasts 3 Canada Research Chairs, and houses the Center for Evolutionary Ecology and Ethical Conservation as well as the Vale Living with Lakes Center, a world-renowned research center on the big environmental issues of our day

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Recent Event:

Here are some pictures from Dr.Litzgus'  BIOL 4747- Herpetology Live Animal Workshop delivered by Scales Nature Park: 

A student holding a turtle        A turtle


A student holding an animal       A student holding an animal


A student holding an animal       A student holding an animal


A student holding an animal       A student holding an animal     


A student holding an animal       A student holding an animal