Science Laboratories

The NCTC Science Laboratories are designed to provide natural resource professionals with an opportunity for advanced training in modern facilities that literally link lab with field, stream and river.

Here, participants receive hands-on training in fisheries and wildlife resources, as well as, water and land management techniques.

NCTC Science Lab Building

Biomedical Lab - Room 121L

Biomedical Lab - Room 121L
  • Biomedical theater with 12 stainless steel exam/necropsy stations
  • 24 person capacity at lab work stations
  • Instructor table with overhead camera feeding ceiling mounted student monitors
  • Walk-in cold room
  • Ultra-low freezer
  • Two animal holding rooms
  • Fume hoods and biological safety cabinet
  • Various equipment to include cryogenic freezers, centrifuges, scales, necropsy and serology supplies
  • Shower-in/Shower-out capability
  • Wheelchair accessible work station

Biology Lab - Room 218L

Biology Lab - Room 218L
  • General purpose biology lab
  • 24 person capacity
  • Hard wired overhead LCD projector
  • Instructor microscopes (dissecting & compound) with camera feed
  • Equipped with 12 movable tables
  • Fume hoods and biological safety cabinet
  • Each work station can be outfitted with dissecting or compound microscopes, balances, glassware, necropsy and serology equipment
  • Sinks located on each side of room
  • Wheelchair accessible work station
  • Glassware washroom, balance room and autoclave in proximity to lab
  • North American Freshwater Fish Collection and herbarium adjacent to lab

Aquatic Resources Lab - Room G21L

Aquatic Resources Lab - Room G21L
  • General purpose wet lab
  • Equipped with 12 movable stainless steel tables
  • Ample counter space and SS sinks located on each side of room
  • Walk-in freezer adjacent to loading dock with lift
  • Fish holding tanks with chillers
  • High bay door and drive-up access for deployment to field
  • Field gear such as waders, boots, personal flotation devices (PFDs) and environmental sampling equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible work station

Chemistry Lab - Room 217L

Chemistry Lab - Room 217L
  • General purpose chemistry lab
  • Four fixed stations with sinks, vacuum, air and power
  • 24-32 person capacity at lab work stations
  • Wheelchair accessible work station
  • Ample counter space and sinks located on each side of room
  • Equipped with four fume hoods
  • Each work station can be outfitted with dissecting or compound microscopes, balances, glassware, necropsy and serology equipment
  • Lab is equipped with a HP Agilent 6890N GC Gas Chromatograph
  • Glassware washroom, balance room and autoclave in proximity to lab
  • North American Freshwater Fish Collection and herbarium adjacent to lab

Contacts

Scheduling and Events Management (SEM)

For information about hosting your next meeting or training session at the NCTC contact the Scheduling and Events Management (SEM).

Training

For information about training opportunities in the Science Laboratories please contact the Conservation Science & Policy Branch, Division of Training.

Technical Information

For technical questions pertaining to the Science Laboratories contact the Science Lab Manager.