Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in the Biology department here at Western! Check out resources for opportunities below.  

Four students pose for a photo with pipettes in a lab.


The Biology department holds weekly seminars during the academic year. These events are open to the public. Occasionally, we hold special one-time events. Head to our Events page to find out this quarter’s schedule. Want to stay updated on weekly seminars and events? Join the Biology Events Email list to stay informed.

Student Mentoring

The Biology Student Mentoring Program is a diverse student-led network of majors in the Biology Department who foster supportive and inclusive mentoring relationships with students interested in pursuing a degree in Biology. Students can join as Mentors or Mentees.


There are a variety of ways to get involved in a Biology research lab. Undergraduate students have the option to register for research credit or work as a volunteer. Our Summer Undergraduate Research Program provides students a cohort-based community to connect and socialize with. Check out the Research Participation page for more information.

AS Clubs

Want to connect with students who have similar interests? Join a club! CSE offers many STEM clubs for students. Additionally, you can find an extensive list of AS Student Clubs here.

Four student researchers wearing bright life vests ride in a boat. Islands are visible in the background

Undergraduate TAs

Gain valuable experience in the classroom by assisting faculty in different Biology lab and lecture courses. Contact the department office for information.