Since 1995, providing secondary school students the opportunity to test their knowledge and understanding of biology.

2014 Competition

The 20th annual University of Toronto National Biology Competition will be held at participating schools on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

The aim of the competition is to provide all high school students with an opportunity to test their knowledge and understanding of biology. We encourage participation of younger students, especially those in Grade 11.

How the competition recognizes the Top Students and Top Schools has changed beginning this year, as follows:

  • The Top 5% of students in Canadian schools will receive certificates designating them as National Biology Scholars; the Top 1% as National Biology Scholars with Distinction. Cash prizes will be awarded to the Top 1%.
  • The Top 5% of students in schools outside of Canada will receive certificates designating them as International Biology Scholars; the Top 1% as International Biology Scholars with Distinction. Cash prizes will be awarded to the Top 1%.
  • Admission scholarships, valued at $3,000, will be awarded to the top 15 students (of all participants) in the 2014 competition to register in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto (St. George).
  • The top three Canadian schools and the top three schools outside of Canada each receive a Certificate of Excellence.

If your school is not in our school directory, a coordinator (teacher) may create a permanent school account. A school account is required for registration; it will also ensure that your school is on our contact list when we announce the opening of registration for the 2014 competition.

We look forward to your school's participation in the National Biology Competition!

Corey Goldman, Competition Director
Michael Arlt, Competition Administrator


Date of 2015 Competition

The 2015 compeition will be held at participating schools on Thursday, April 30th, 2015.


Results of the 2013 Competition

The 19th annual University of Toronto National Biology Competition was held at participating schools on Thursday, April 25, 2013: there were 4,137 eligible contestants, from 276 schools. Congratulations to all participants! Over 100,000 high school students have participated in the competition since 1995.

Top 10 students

Michael Gao, Freehold HS, Freehold, NJ (1st)
Alastair Williams, St. George's School, Vancouver, BC (tied for 2nd)
Richard Yang, Troy HS, Fullerton, CA (tied for second)
Peter Kim, Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA (tied for 4th)   
Andrew H. Jiang, Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA (tied for 4th)
Archan Patel, John P. Stevens HS, Edison, NJ (6th)
Yuliang Fang, University of Toronto Schools, Toronto, ON 9 (tied for 7th)
James Lai, Bayview SS, Richmond Hill, ON (tied for 7th)
Manjot Sangha, Iroquois Ridge HS, Oakville, ON (tied for 7th)
Peter Luo, William G. Enloe HS, Raleigh, NC (tied for 7th)
Tony Cao, Westview HS, San Diego, CA (tied for 7th)

Top 10 schools (of all participating schools)

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA (1st)
Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, CA (2nd)
University of Toronto Schools, Toronto, ON (3rd)
John P. Stevens High School, Edison, NJ (4th)
Freehold High School, Freehold, NJ (5th)
Izmir Ozel Turk Koleji, Izmir, Turkey (6th)
Bishop Allen Academy, Etobicoke, ON (7th)
Cambridge Educational Institute, Chino Hills, CA (8th)
Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School, Calgary, AB (tied for 9th)
Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, Don Mills, ON (tied for 9th) 

Top 10 Canadian schools

University of Toronto Schools, Toronto, ON (3rd)
Bishop Allen Academy, Etobicoke, ON (7th)
Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School, Calgary, AB (tied for 9th)
Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, Don Mills, ON (tied for 9th)
St. Robert Catholic High School, Thornhill, ON (11th)
North Toronto Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON (13th)
Fort Richmond Collegiate, Winnipeg, MB (18th)
St. George's School, Vancouver, BC (20th)
Western Canada High School, Calgary, AB (22nd)
Yale Secondary School, Abbotsford, BC (23rd)