The Botany Department is one of the largest and strongest Botany Departments in North America, offering a wide range of research and educational programs. Specializations range from the organismal to the molecular level.

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Massive blocks of genes—inherited together ‘plug and play’ style—may play a larger role in evolutionary adaption than previously thought, according to new research in Nature.

Biologists identified 37 of these so-called ‘ ...more


Congratulations to Dr. Miki Fujita, who won a Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms Scientist award for 2020! 

This award recognizes the impact of Miki’s work as Manager of the UBC Bioimaging Facility (BIF) and the ...more

COVID Return To Work

Under the supervision of the Faculty of Science and the VP Research and Innovation office, the Department of Botany has been developing plans to allow for a gradual return to on-campus research. Documents and plans that support this goal are posted on Botany Safety Website.... more