Mission and Vision
The department is dedicated to the university’s vision of achieving national distinction while strengthening local relevance. This vision is enunciated and dedicated to the three goals.
The mission of the Department is to provide a quality education across a broad spectrum of biosciences fields, and to carry out competitive research in scientific areas that reflect faculty interests and overall institutional concerns. Woven through the curricula is professional preparatory work that develops the written and oral communication skills of students, promotes their ability to apply the scientific method in experimental and comparative contexts. The core of this mission is to identify areas that are unique and appealing for student enrolment growth, of strategic importance to the University, and leverage microbiology’s unique disciplinary position leading to new strategic directions.