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U of T has one of the largest ecology and evolutionary biology departments in North America, offering students an opportunity to learn from an impressive cadre of 60 world-renowned experts as they pursue their studies in molecular evolution, genetics, animal behaviour, biodiversity and conservation biology. More than half of the 55 undergraduate courses give students hands-on lab or field experience at cutting-edge research sites in the Arctic, the New World tropics, Asia and the Maritimes, as well as at our own Koffler Scientific Reserve in the GTA. Faculty teach, study and consult on all aspects of earth's organismal diversity, from genome to ecosystem, encompassing the range of plant, animal and microbial species. We are charged with understanding this diversity, at a time of global change, habitat loss and the emergence of novel diseases, and the research informs, among other things, conservation decisions, the management of natural resources and the management of infectious disease. Donations to the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology will support our efforts to educate and train the future designers of environmental sustainability.

Please read on for brief descriptions of the following EEB funds:

Departmental Trust

EEB Community fund

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology strives to support its graduate students, post-doctorate fellows and faculty in their teaching and research endeavours, while balancing commitments in their personal lives.

James D. Rising Scholarship in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The James D. Rising Scholarship in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is awarded to students who are participating in a field biology course in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology on the basis of merit and financial need.

Peter Abrams Scholarship in Quantitative Biology

The Peter Abrams Scholarship in Quantitative Biology is awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology addressing research issues in quantitative and/or mathematical biology. The award was established by friends and colleagues of Professor Emeritus Peter Abrams in recognition of his outstanding contributions to theoretical ecology and evolutionary biology.

Harold H. Harvey Prize for Academic Leadership

The Harold H. Harvey Prize for Academic Leadership celebrates graduate students who make sustained contributions to the intellectual life of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Evidence of contributions includes, but is not limited to, graduate leadership positions, organizing discussion groups, short courses, and academic or community events. Students in the 5th or 6th year of their PhD program are eligible for consideration.

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