The Canadian Council of University Biology Chairs is comprised of the Chairs, or Heads of Biology Departments from most universities in Canada. Chairs play a key role in the leadership of Biology Departments and the improvement of Biology research and teaching in Canada. We strive to provide a forum for exchange of information between Chairs for improving Biology teaching and research in Canada.

Why Join CCUBC?

  • CCUBC represents Life Sciences Canadian University Chairs.
  • CCUBC Membership fees subsidies the annual meeting and other CCUBC activities.
  • CCUBC advocates on behalf of Canadian Universities Chairs for better education and research environment.
  • CCUBC Annual Meeting provide invaluable resources for department chairs.
  • CCUBC Annual Meeting provides good networking opportunities to discuss issues related to the Chair position.
  • CCUBC members in good standing have access to free job postings and announcements on the CCUBC website.

"CCUBC colleagues and meetings have been invaluable resources during my time as a department chair. The collective wisdom, experience and camaraderie of fellow meeting attendees provide inspiration that the job of department chair is not only manageable, but can actually be a positive experience. I see the CCUBC as a tremendous asset for current and would-be chairs and encourage people from across the country to either become new members or maintain membership and attend the annual meetings."

Michael Caldwell,
University of Alberta

53rd Annual Meeting

Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa, ON -  November 7-9, 2024

President’s Welcome

President’s Welcome Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the Canadian Council of Biology Chairs! We are an organization that connects chairs and heads of Biology (and other biological disciplines) departments across Canada. Our organization has been established for over 50 years and we have a long history of connecting with each other about issues, processes, and challenges…

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Program 2024 Program Lord Elgin Hotel 100 Elgin Street Ottawa, ON,  K1P 5K8 Tel.: 1-613-235-3333 All meeting sessions, breakfast, lunch and banquet will be held at the MacDonald room, main floor. Please wear your meeting badge at all times.        ROOM TIME TOPIC/EVENT PANELISTS/PRESENTERS/PARTICIPANTS THURSDAY, 7 NOVEMBER, 2024 Executive Meeting Kirsten Muller –…

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Accommodations The meeting will be held at Lord Elgin Hotel, 100 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5K8, Tel: (613) 235-3333, Toll Free: 1-800-267-4298, from Thursday, November 7 till Saturday, November 9, 2024. We have blocked guest rooms with very affordable rates: Classic Guestrooms $189: offer high ceilings to provide a spacious feel while windows that are easily…

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Meeting Invitation

Meeting Invitation Dear Chairs and Heads: It is my pleasure to invite you to the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Council of University Biology Chairs (CCUBC) to be held in Ottawa on November 7 to 9, 2024. Come see the capital of Canada with your fellow chairs and heads in a lovely hotel that…

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Meeting Report

Meeting Report 52nd Annual Meeting 2-4 November, 2023 Banff Park Lodge Banff, AB   There were 25 registrants for the 52nd Annual Meeting of the CCUBC, hosted in the comfortable Banff Park Lodge, of which 21 were Biology Department Chairs and Heads and 4 were invited speakers and participants. The meeting comprised seven highly interactive,…

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