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- EEB225H1S: Biostatistics for Biological Sciences
If you are planning to take EEB225H next year (2007-08) please note that the lecture times for this course are: Mon 3-4 and Tues 2-3.
(The lecture times for this course printed in the 2007-08 Regisration Handbook and Timetable, Tues 3-4, are INCORRECT. This information will be corrected in June on the Arts and Science website and in printed supplement to the Timetable)
- Interested in the Environment? Want to make a difference?
Consider an environmental program in the Centre for Environment,
Geography or Forestry Conservation! The Centre for Environment is
holding a session to introduce first year students to these programs.
Date and Time: March 28th, from 5 – 6:30 pm Place: Room ES 1042, Bancroft Wing, Earth Sciences.
· Meet Centre for Environment Faculty, and representatives
from Forestry Conservation and Geography
· Learn about the wide variety of B. A. and B.Sc. environmental
programs offered in Arts&Science
· Meet representatives from the Environmental Students Union
and the University of Toronto Students Environment Network.
will be served. For further information, contact David
Powell, Undergraduate Student Advisor, Centre for Environment. www.environment.utoronto.ca
- Your "Ethical Issues in Biology" written report: The University expects students to write well, and provides several resources to help you, such as the Writing at U of T website and the College Writing Centres. As students in BIO150 you also have access to iWRITE, web-enabled software developed at U of T to assist students with their writing:
* Students are be able to read five sample reports written by past students in BIO150, along with detailed comments from the instructor on what made the reports good or excellent.
* Also on iWRITE are several strategic tips on how to do well on the ethics report (select the "Grading Criteria" link)
To access iWRITE:
* Go to iwrite.utoronto.ca
* Choose BIO150 from the list of courses
* Enter by using your 9-digit student number as both your login and the initial password (you can change the password once you’re in by using the Preferences bar at the bottom of any screen.
* When you are done, please complete the online questionnaire. [13 March
- Online Exercise: The Evolution of Cooperation (optional). Many students in past years have found this interactive online tutorial (described on page 10-10 of your lab manual) to be an excellent companion to learning the material in Chapter 10. Objective: Play single and iterated versions of the Prisoner’s Dilemma game against the computer, conduct computer experiments to see how strategies might be maintained and evolve in populations, and learn about how animals, including humans, appear to use successful strategies in behavioural interactions. [13 March
- Environmental Career Day
Thurs., March 1, 10am-4pm,
Hart House, Great Hall
• A job fair for ALL students interested in the environmental
field to learn about their dream job & a chance to explore internship,
co-op and volunteer opportunities
• A way to meet and network with
people from the environment industry
• Attended last year by hundreds
of students from the University of Toronto, and other Southern Ontario
universities such as York, Guelph, Western & Waterloo
[20 Feb 07]
- Undergraduate Research Fair First Year students
are welcome to view current 299Y students’ research work at
Thursday, March 1, 2007 (4:00 to 6:00 p.m.)
[13 Feb 07]
- 299Y Research Opportunities Program (ROP)
Deadline - Applications
(up to a maximum of 5 per student) are due at the ROP Office, Room 1067
Sidney Smith Hall by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16th, 2007.
Eligibility - Arts & Science St. George campus students
entering Second Year - must have completed the equivalent of at least
4 full courses, but no more than 9 by May, 2007.
Applications and 299Y project descriptions
will be available at the following locations after Reading Week on Monday,
ROP Office - Room 1067 Sidney Smith Hall
College Registrars’ Offices
ASSU Office (Room 1068 Sidney
APUS Office (Room 1089 Sidney Smith Hall).
- Effective immediately, Shelley McCabe's (RW020) drop-in office hours
for lab help will be:
Monday to Thursday: 11:15 - 12:00
Friday: No Drop-in
To get lab help outside of these hours, please email: email@example.com or phone 416-978-5446 to book an appointment.
NOTE: There will be no
drop-in hours on Wednesday, January 10, 2007. [8
- Test 2 Marks now available. The
answer keys (code 22, code 33) are now posted, along with
your incorrect responses. [18 Dec 06]
- The spring-term lecture guide for BIO150 Lectures in Ecology
is now in the U of T Bookstore. For more information, click
- The Test 1 Marks and
answer keys (code 22, code 33) are now posted, along with
your incorrect responses. [6 Nov
- Change in location of evening lecture
on Monday, Nov. 13: Due to fall convocation,
the evening lecture (6:10 to 8:00) and tutorial (8:00 to
9:00) on Monday, Nov. 13 will be held in the UTS Auditorium
(Faculty of Education, FE 114), 371 Bloor Street West (southwest
corner of Huron and Bloor Streets, west of St. George). (The
day lectures remain in Convocation Hall.)
- Change in location of lecture tutorial on
Wednesday, Nov. 15: The lecture tutorial
on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:10 to 6:00 p.m. will not be in Con
Hall, but will move (for this day only) to the Medical Sciences
Building (MS), room 3154 (1 King's College Circle). Go to campus map. [6 Nov
- The following will be announced by your TA in Lab 4 (Oct.
- In the Library Research self-study
exercise (Chapter 14 in your lab manual) you are introduced
to the library system and the primary scientific literature,
and learn how to locate a primary scientific article
in the library using electronic databases.
- Each student:
- Obtains a set of keywords (beginning
in Lab 4).
- Completes the online Optimal
Information Foraging interactive tutorial
- Searches electronic databases for two primary research
articles that relate to their keywords.
- Obtains the two articles from their respective journals
(print or e-journal).
- Reads the articles, and hands in Library
Assignment in Lab 8 (Jan. 22-Feb
1; explained on page 14-10).
- Page 14-1 of the Library Research exercise introduces
two resources designed especially for students in BIO150: Optimal Information
Foraging Tutorial: an interactive tutorial to
help students locate journal articles, background information
in books and encyclopaedias, and academic websites effectively
and efficiently! My
Biology Library: a selective guide to online information
resources in the field of biology, with links to databases
to help find articles on a topic, full-text electronic-journals,
and online books.
- Project: Universal Minds
ASSU needs you, volunteer tutors needed
• tutor a high school student for one hour a week
volunteer experience to your resume
• get a certificate
of recognition from the Dean of Arts & Science
good on the inside
For more information, click
- Professor Barrett's remaining help sessions before Test 1:
Wed. Oct. 25 5-6pm, Convocation Hall
Wed. Nov. 1 5-6pm, Convocation Hall
- Test 1 is on Thursday, November 2, 2006,
6:00-7:15 p.m. (75 minutes). For more information (format,
content, locations) check out the Test
1 Information page.
- There will NOT be a lecture tutorial/help
session on Wed. Oct. 4, 5-6 p.m. (Con Hall); to replace this
session, one has been ADDED for the following week (Wed. Oct 11, 5-6
p.m. in Con Hall) [29 Sept 06 ]
- As stated in the Course Syllabus:
[29 Sept 06 ]
- The University is closed on Monday, Oct. 9 (thus no
BIO150 lectures on Thanksgiving Monday).
- There will be labs the week of Thanksgiving.
Note that labs on Monday, Oct. 9, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (which is
Week 2) will be rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
(same room, same instructor).
- On Wed. Oct. 11 (10-11, in Convocation Hall)
there will be a special guest lecture
in BIO150 -- by Prof. Brian Silliman, a renowned
community ecologist from the University of Florida who works in
marine systems. Learn more about Prof. Silliman: visit his website, read his
c.v., and read some of his papers.
- There will be a lecture tutorial./help
session with Prof. Barrett on Wed. Oct 11,
5-6 p.m.in Con Hall.
- A paper copy of the Course Syllabus
was handed out at the first class on Monday, Sept. 11.
- Lab Information:
- Week 1 labs (P--01) begin the weeks of Sept.
18 (fall) and Jan. 8 (spring)
- Week 2 labs (P--02) begin the weeks of Sept.
25 (fall) and Jan. 15 (spring)
- If your lab section is P0102
(= Week 2 Monday) your lab on Monday, Oct. 9 (Thanksgiving),
1:30–4:30 p.m., will be rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 10,
6:00–9:00 p.m. (same lab room and TA).
- Click here on Wed. Sept. 13 to determine the time, day, and
week you have been assigned to, and check again on Sat. Sept.
16 for your lab room number. A printed list will also be posted
next to RW 013 on Monday, Sept. 18.
|BIO150 lab times:
||P0101 (Week 1), P0102 (Week 2)
||P0501 (Week 1 only)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- How do I get help with lecture or lab
- See the Help Web page.
- What do I do if I miss a test?
- Students who miss Test 1, 2, or 3 must telephone (not
email) the BIO150Y Office
(416-978-7588) on the day immediately
after the test if they wish to be scheduled to write
a make-up test at a later date; make-up tests consist of short-answer
questions. These students must complete a written request
for special consideration explaining the reason for missing
the test, and attaching appropriate documentation, such as
a medical certificate or a college registrar's letter. If
a student misses a make-up test, s/he must discuss
the situation with the Course Coordinator on the day that
the test was to have been written; no student is entitled
to write a second make-up test. Students who miss Test 4 in
the Faculty examination period must petition to the Faculty
of Arts and Science. Note: Medical certificates
must confirm a students inability to attend a test and the
dates of the illness, and must show the physician was consulted
at the time of the illness. Medical certificates will be verified
by the BIO150 Office.
- What do I do if I miss a laboratory?
- If a student should miss a scheduled lab period for an
authorized reason, telephone the BIO150Y Office immediately
(416-978-7588) to arrange to attend a lab at another time
during the two-week period when each exercise is offered if
space is available. Written documentation authorizing
the students absence (e.g., medical note or registrar's letter)
must be presented to the BIO150Y Office only if
the student is unable to attend a lab at another time and
is requesting to be given special consideration. Students
who do not produce written documentation will lose the value
of any quiz that may have taken place during their absence.
- What if a regularly scheduled class
conflicts with a test in BIO150?
- If you have a regularly scheduled class at a time when
either Test 1 or 3 is being written your class takes precedence
(i.e., attend your lecture and write the early test sitting).
Contact the BIO150 Office
(416-978-7588) no later than one week prior to the test
date to arrange to write the early sitting; this will
be on the day of the test immediately before the regular sitting
is scheduled to begin. You will be asked to show your timetable
as proof of the conflict.
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