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Life Systems: Diversity of Living Things

Winter in the woods

Winter in the Woods Interactive


Click around the interactive image below to learn more about animals that hibernate in Canadian winters.

portrait de Sara Matthews

Sara Matthews

Career Profiles

Researcher - Environmental Microbiology

I help identify sources of bacteria that cause disease and understand how they survive there.
portrait de Brock Fenton

Brock Fenton (he/him)

Career Profiles

Emeritus Professor

I study bats around the world.
Western Toad

Frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts, oh my!


Learn about amphibians, their life in the coastal temperate rainforest biome, and how you can help them out!

Coyote walking through a park in Quebec

Coyotes: Coming to a town near you?

STEM Explained

Learn why coyotes are spreading in Canada and how this affects their relations with humans.

Bee pollinating blueberry flowers

Bee Helpers


Students will learn about the importance of bees and the human impacts on bee populations.

Manpreet Kaur dans son laboratoire

Manpreet Kaur (She/Her)

Career Profiles

Postdoctoral Fellow

I work on research projects to discover drugs to treat infectious diseases.
Image of a tide pool

Diversity of Canada’s Marine Coastal Habitats


Learn about the plants and animals in Canada’s marine coastal habitats, and what you can do to protect them.

Dr. Arinjay Banerjee dans son labo

Arinjay Banerjee (he/him)

Research Scientist and Principal Investigator

I am a scientist and I study how viruses evolve and interact with our immune system.
Red jellyfish

Life in the Deep Sea


Learn about the unique creatures that live in deep sea ecosystems.

Coral reef

Coral Ecosystems


Learn about coral ecosystems and why they are important as well as what you can do to help keep them healthy.

3D Illustration of human lungs

Respiratory System in Vertebrate Animals


Learn about how different animals breathe, from fish to humans.

Anatomical images of different animals

Musculoskeletal Systems in the Animal Kingdom


Learn how animals move themselves with the help of their muscles and skeletons.

Marianne Torres-Heckford in laboratory

Marianne Torres-Heckford

Microbiology Technologist

I provide technical assistance to the University of Winnipeg Biology Department teaching and research labs.
Luana Langlois travaillant dans une hotte de laboratoire

Luana Langlois

Graduate Student (Biology)

Luana Langlois is a Graduate Student (Biology) at Western University.