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.

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 of programs wanting to update this list are welcome to communicate with us. If you find a better link, a dead link, a missing link, or something you think is wrong or you would like improved, please let us know. This is a free community resource that we should all work to improve together. Please contact us: support@bioinformatics.ca.

Ph.D. Programs

INSTITUTIONDETAILS
British Columbia
University of British ColumbiaBioinformatics Graduate Program
Bioinformatics research in Medical Genetics
Bioinformatics research in Statistics
Simon Fraser UniversityBioinformatics Graduate Program in partnership with UBC
University of VictoriaBioinformatics research in Biochemistry & Microbiology
Alberta
University of AlbertaBioinformatics research in Computing Science
University of CalgaryBioinformatics specialization in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of LethbridgeBioinformatics research in Chemistry & Biochemistry
Bioinformatics concentration in Theoretical & Computational Science
Saskatchewan
University of ReginaBioinformatics research in Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of SaskatchewanBioinformatics research in Biomedical Engineering
Bioinformatics research in Biostatistics
Bioinformatics research in Computer Science
Manitoba
University of ManitobaBioinformatics research in Computer Science
Ontario
Brock UniversityBiotechnology Program
Carleton UniversityBioinformatics and Genomics research in Biology
McMaster UniversityBioinformatics & Functional Genomics research in Biology
Computational Biosciences research in Computational Science and Engineering
Health informatics & Bioinformatics research in Computing & Software
Queen’s UniversityBioinformatics research in the School of Computing
University of GuelphBioinformatics Graduate Program
Bioinformatics research in Computer Science
University of OttawaBioinformatics Collaborate Program
University of TorontoComputational Biology in Molecular Genetics
Genome Biology & Bioinformatics (Collaborative program)
Bioinformatics research in multiple departments
Bioinformatics research in Computer Science
University of WaterlooBioinformatics, Systematics and Evolution research in the Department of Biology
Bioinformatics research in Computer Science
University of WindsorBioinformatics research in Biological Sciences
Bioinformatics research in Computer Science
Western UniversityBioinformatics research in Biochemistry
Bioinformatics research in Computer Science
Bioinformatics, Genomics & Genetics research in Microbiology & Immunology
Bioinformatics research in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Quebec
Concordia UniversityBioinformatics research in Computer Science and Software Engineering
McGill UniversityBioinformatics Specialization in Animal Science
Bioinformatics Specialization in Biochemistry
Bioinformatics Specialization in Computer Science
Bioinformatics Specialization in Human Genetics
Bioinformatics Specialization in Microbiology
Bioinformatics Specialization in Parasitology
Bioinformatics Specialization in Physiology
Bioinformatics Specialization in Plant Science
Bioinformatics research in Biological and Biomedical Engineering
Université de MontrealDoctorat en bio-informatique (Départements de Biochimie et d’Informatique et recherche opérationnelle) (Français)
PhD in Bioinformatics (Departments of Biochemistry and Computer Science and Operations Research) (English)
Université de SherbrookeCheminement en bio-informatique (Doctorat en biologie) (Français)
Cheminement en bio-informatique (Doctorat en informatique) (Français)
Université de LavalConcentration en bio-informatique (Doctorat en biochimie) (Français)
Concentration en bio-informatique (Doctorat en microbiologie) (Français)
Doctorat en informatique (Français)
New Brunswick
University of New BrunswickBioinformatics research in Computer Science
Nova Scotia
Dalhousie UniversityGenomics and Bioinformatics research in Biology
Algorithms and Bioinformatics research in Computer Science
Newfoundland and Labrador
Memorial UniversityBioinformatics research in Computer Science

Master’s Programs

INSTITUTIONDETAILS
British Columbia
University of British ColumbiaBioinformatics Graduate Program
Bioinformatics research in Medical Genetics
Bioinformatics research in Statistics
Simon Fraser UniversityBioinformatics Graduate Program in partnership with UBC
University of VictoriaBioinformatics research in Biochemistry & Microbiology
Alberta
University of AlbertaBioinformatics research in Computing Science
University of CalgaryBioinformatics specialization in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of LethbridgeBioinformatics research in Chemistry & Biochemistry
Bioinformatics concentration in Theoretical & Computational Science
Saskatchewan
University of ReginaBioinformatics research in Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of SaskatchewanBioinformatics research in Biomedical Engineering
Bioinformatics research in Biostatistics
Bioinformatics research in Computer Science
Manitoba
University of ManitobaBioinformatics research in Computer Science
University of WinnipegBioscience, Technology & Public Policy Program
Ontario
Brock UniversityBiotechnology Program
Carleton UniversityBioinformatics Collaborative Program (Ottawa-Carleton Joint Program)
McMaster UniversityBioinformatics & Functional Genomics research in Biology
Computational Biosciences research in Computational Science & Engineering
Health informatics & Bioinformatics research in Computing & Software
Queen’s UniversityBiomedical Informatics Program
Bioinformatics research in the School of Computing
University of GuelphBioinformatics Graduate Program (thesis)
Bioinformatics Graduate Program (course work)
Bioinformatics research in Computer Science
University of OttawaBioinformatics Collaborative Program (Ottawa-Carleton Joint Program)
University of TorontoBioinformatics research in multiple departments
Bioinformatics research in Computer Science
University of WaterlooBioinformatics, Systematics and Evolution research in the Department of Biology
Bioinformatics research in Computer Science
University of WindsorBioinformatics research in Biological Sciences
Bioinformatics research in Computer Science
Western UniversityBioinformatics research in Biochemistry
Bioinformatics research in Computer Science
Bioinformatics, Genomics & Genetics research in Microbiology & Immunology
Bioinformatics research in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Quebec
Concordia UniversityBioinformatics research in Computer Science and Software Engineering
McGill UniversityBioinformatics Specialization in Biochemistry
Bioinformatics Specialization in Computer Science
Bioinformatics Specialization in Human Genetics
Bioinformatics Specialization in Physiology
Bioinformatics Specialization in Plant Science
Bioinformatics research in Biological and Biomedical Engineering
Université de MontréalMaîtrise en bio-informatique (Départements de Biochimie et d’Informatique et recherche opérationnelle) (Français)
Masters in Bioinformatics (Departments of Biochemistry and Computer Science and Operations Research) (English)
Université de SherbrookeMaîtrise en informatique (Français)
Université de LavalConcentration en bio-informatique (Maîtrise en biochimie) (Français)
Concentration en bio-informatique (Maîtrise en microbiologie) (Français)
Maîtrise en informatique (Français)
Maîtrise en informatique – avec mémoire (Français)
New Brunswick
University of New BrunswickBioinformatics research in Computer Science
Nova Scotia
Dalhousie UniversityComputational Biology and Bioinformatics Program
Genomics and Bioinformatics research in Biology
Algorithms and Bioinformatics research in Computer Science
Newfoundland and Labrador
Memorial UniversityBioinformatics research in Computer Science

Bachelor’s Programs

INSTITUTIONDETAILSPROGRAM LENGTHCO-OP
British Columbia
University of British ColumbiaBiomedical Informatics specialization in Biomedical Engineering4/5 years (regular/co-op)Optional (16 months)
Simon Fraser UniversityMolecular Biology and Biochemistry and Computing Science (Joint Major)4/5 years (regular/co-op)Optional (12 months)
University of VictoriaBioinformatics specialization in Microbiology4/5 years (regular/co-op)Optional (4-16 months)
Langara CollegeBioinformatics4 yearsYes (8 months)
Alberta
University of AlbertaMolecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology4 yearsN/A
University of CalgaryBioinformatics4 yearsN/A
Saskatchewan
University of SaskatchewanBioinformatics (Interdisciplinary)4 yearsN/A
Ontario
Carleton UniversityBioinformatics
Computational Biochemistry
4 yearsOptional
Lakehead UniversityBioinformatics4 yearsN/A
Queen’s UniversityBiomedical Computation specialization in Computer Science4 yearsOptional
Toronto Metropolitan UniversityBioinformatics and Computational Biology option4/5 years (regular/co-op)Optional
University of TorontoBioinformatics & Computational Biology (Interdisciplinary)
Genome Biology
Bioinformatics (Mississauga campus)
4 yearsN/A
University of WaterlooBioinformatics specialization in Computer Science
Bioinformatics option in the Faculty of Science
4/5 years (regular/co-op)Optional
University of Western OntarioBioinformatics specialization in Computer Science4 yearsOptional
Quebec
Concordia UniversityBiologie des systèmes et de l’information (Français)
Santé et sciences de la vie (Français)
Systems Information Biology (English)
Health and Life Sciences (English)
3/4 ans (CEGEP/Diplômés du secondaire)
3/4 years (CEGEP/high school)
Facultatif
Optional
Université of MontrealBaccalauréat en bio-informatique (Français)3 ansOui
Université LavalBaccalauréat en bio-informatique (Français)3 ansOui

Graduate Diplomas and Certificate Programs

INSTITUTIONDETAILSPROGRAM LENGTHCO-OP
British Columbia
Langara CollegeDiploma or Associate of Science Degree in Bioinformatics2 yearsYes
University of British ColumbiaGraduate Certificate in Genomic Counselling and Variant Interpretation20 monthsN/A
Alberta
University of LethbridgeGraduate Certificate in Bioinformatics6 monthsN/A
Ontario
Humber CollegeGraduate Certificate in Clinical Bioinformatics8 monthsYes
Queen’s UniversityGraduate Diploma in Biomedical Informatics4 monthsN/A
Durham CollegeGraduate Certificate in Clinical Bioinformatics8 monthsN/A
Quebec
Concordia UniversityGraduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Genomics8 monthsN/A
Université du Québec à MontréalDiplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées (DESS) en bio-informatique (Français)1 anN/A