Biology Undergraduate Society

at Western University

A message from Operation Wallacea

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING NEXT SUMMER?

Seeking Adventure? Interested in Conservation?

On Thursday, October 13th at 5:30pm in WSC 240 (Western Science Centre), Dr. Justin Hines of the field research organization Operation Wallacea will be giving a presentation about opportunities available for students next summer. Choice of location includes the cloud forests and coral reefs of Honduras, the lush tropical rainforest and immense coral reefs of Indonesia, the rivers and estuaries of the Peruvian Amazon, the bush of northeastern South Africa, and the coral reefs of Cuba. For 2017, we are also excited to introduce Croatia to our list of research sites!

Opportunities include:

  • Learning to dive on an uninhabited tropical island among world class coral reefs
  • Jungle trekking in pristine unsurveyed rainforests seeking out species new to science
  • Working on sustainable community development projects with the locals (Indonesia, Honduras)
  • Surveying river dolphins, manatees, uakari and spider monkeys and macaws along the Peruvian Amazon
  • Performing big game surveys and assessing bush habitat (South Africa)

There are over 40 projects available for research assistants and over 150 individual research projects. So come to the presentation and hear more about what this exciting program has to offer!

For further details please visit the website www.opwall.com and if you have further questions please contact the office either via e-mail at canada@opwall.com or by phone on (905) 231-2095.

Now taking Committee applications!

Applications have now closed; thanks to everyone who submitted one. Interview offers will be sent out later this week, so stay tuned!


To everyone interested in becoming more involved with BUGS, our committee applications are now open! The application for all the committees and their details are attached below.

The committees available include:

  • first year committee
  • fundraising-finance committee
  • promotion-operations committee
  • outreach committee
  • events committee
  • social media committee
  • academics committee

The descriptions of every committee can be found in this folder.

You must be a paid member of BUGS in order to apply to be a committee member!

The applications are due on Monday, October 3rd at 11:59PM. Please make sure to send your completed applications to westernbugs@gmail.com.

No late applications will be considered! Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview, which will be conducted the week of October 10th.

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