Bioinformatics Education Programs in Canada

The Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops hosted at bioinformatics.ca represent a limited series of courses which have the advantages of being short, and delivered in a way to make them accessible to many in a timely fashion. Those who want to engage in a more formal program, at the collegial, undergraduate or graduate level are invited to explore the links below. These represent, to the best of our knowledge, what is currently offered in the public institutions across Canada. The list of institutions was taken from what was present on wikipedia in the fall of 2019 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_universities_in_Canada.

Additionally, even though a specific school may not have a program in bioinformatics (or computational biology, or biological data science), it may have very strong instructors or faculty members supervising students in this area, and you will find these through literature searches, or simply with google.ca. What we present here is a community sourced presentations of Bioinformatics/computational biology programs offered in public Canadian Universities.

We currently only post on Bachelor, Masters and PhD programs. We only post what some colleges (or CEGEPs in Quebec), or Diplomas we have been informed about. Of course, all information about the Canadian Bioinformatics Workshop series is available from the home page at bioinformatics.ca.

Users of this page, or managers or participants in programs wanting to update this list are welcomed to communicate with us through this form, Form: Suggest a Change to the Education Program Page. If you find a better link, a dead link, a missing link, or something you think is wrong, or you would like it improved, please let us know. This is a free community resource that we should all work to improve together. If you prefer to contact us directly please do so at: support@bioinformatics.ca.

Ph.D. Programs

Institution Details
British Columbia
University of British Columbia Bioinformatics Graduate Program
Simon Fraser University Bioinformatics at SFU
University of Victoria Bioinformatics Graduate Programming
Alberta
University of Alberta Bioinformatics Research
University of Calgary Genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics research
University of Lethbridge Biomolecular Science Concentration in Bioinformatics
Saskatchewan
University of Regina Chemistry and Biochemistry Program
University of Saskatchewan Bioinformatics Program
Ontario
University of Guelph Graduate Programs in Bioinformatics
University of Ottawa Bioinformatics Program
University of Toronto Bioinformatics, Computational and Genome-scale Biology
University of Waterloo Bioinformatics, Systematics and Evolution
University of Western Ontario Bioinformatics Program
University of Windsor Biological Sciences
Quebec
Concordia University Bioinformatics Program
McGill University Bioinformatics Graduate Option
Université de Montreal Programme conjoint (départements de Biochimie et d'Informatique et recherche opérationnelle)
Université de Sherbrooke Doctorat en informatique
Université de Laval Doctorat en informatique

Master’s Programs

Institution Details
British Columbia
University of British Columbia Bioinformatics Graduate Program
Simon Fraser University Bioinformatics at SFU
University of Victoria Bioinformatics Graduate Programming
Alberta
University of Alberta Research area in bioinformatics
University of Calgary Genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics research
University of Lethbridge Biochemistry Program
Saskatchewan
University of Regina Chemistry and Biochemistry program
University of Saskatchewan Bioinformatics program
Manitoba
University of Winnipeg Master of Science in Bioscience, Technology and Public Policy
Ontario
Brock University Biotechnology
Carleton University Bioinformatics Ottawa-Carleton Joint Program
Queen's University Biomedical Informatics Program
University of Guelph Graduate Programs in Bioinformatics
University of Ottawa Bioinformatics Ottawa-Carleton Joint Program
University of Toronto Various bioinformatics programs
University of Waterloo Bioinformatics, Systematics and Evolution
University of Western Ontario Bioinformatics Program
University of Windsor Biological Sciences
Quebec
Concordia University Bioinformatics Program
McGill University Bioinformatics Graduate Option
Université de Montréal Programme conjoint (départements de Biochimie et d'Informatique et recherche opérationnelle)
Université de Sherbrooke Maîtrise en biologie
Université de Laval Maîtrise en biologie
Nova Scotia
Dalhousie University Computational Biology

Bachelor's Programs

Institution Details Program Length Co-op
British Columbia
University of British Columbia UBC’s School of Biomedical Engineering 4 years

Yes - See Details

Simon Fraser University Joint Major program in Computing Science and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 4 years

Yes - See Details

University of Victoria Bioinformatics Option Program 4 years

Yes - See Details

Alberta
University of Calgary Bachelor of Health Sciences - Bioinformatics major 4 years

N/A

Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan Bioinformatics program 4 years

N/A

Ontario
University of Western Ontario Honours Specialization in Bioinformatics (computer science/biochemistry concentrations) 4 years

Internship - See Details

Carleton University Bioinformatics Program 4 years

N/A

University of Toronto Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Specialization 4 years

N/A

Queen's University Biomedical Computing 4 years

Internship - See Details

University of Waterloo Honours Bioinformatics Program 4/5 years (regular/co-op)

Yes - See Details

Ryerson University Computational Biology Option 4/5 years (regular/co-op)

Yes - See Details

Lakehead University Bioinformatics Major 4 years

N/A

Quebec
Concordia University Biotechnology and Genomics 1 year (4 years part time)

N/A

Université of Montreal Baccalauréat en bio-informatique 3 ans - avec stage obligatoire

Stage obligatoire

Université of Sherbrooke Baccalauréat en bio-informatique 3 ans - avec stage obligatoire

Stage obligatoire

Université Laval Baccalauréat en bio-informatique 4 ans

Stages rémunérés

Graduate Diplomas and Certificate Programs

Institution Details Program Length Co-op
British Columbia
Langara College Diploma in Bioinformatics 2 years

Yes - See Details

Langara College Associate of Science Degree in Bioinformatics 2 years

Yes - See Details

Ontario
George Brown College Health Informatics Certificate Program 1 year

N/A

Quebec
Concordia University Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Genomics 9 months

N/A

Université du Québec à Montréal Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS) in Bioinformatics 1 year

N/A