FROM MOLECULES TO BIODIVERSITY


The Botany Department at UBC’s Point Grey campus is on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (hunq’umin’um’) speaking xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam). We are working to understand and address harmful colonial legacies that have affected our current ways of teaching and conducting research, by listening and learning how to strengthen Indigenous voices in our classrooms and workspaces, and by building trust and partnerships with Indigenous scholars and communities. We recognize that this is a work in progress. We appreciate that making space for Indigenous knowledge and perspectives will support a deeper understanding of our relationships with plant, fungal and microbial life on Earth.You can learn more about the Musqueam here: https://www.musqueam.bc.ca/our-story/

Highlights

Seminars

There is currently no seminar scheduled for the summer. We will update the list once we have more information. Please check back later.

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    The Botany Department is one of the largest and strongest botanical/plant-science-focused departments in North America, offering a wide range of research and educational programs from the molecular to biodiversity.


    Faculty

    • Loren Rieseberg

      Loren Rieseberg

      Professor
      Adaptation, Domestication, Crop Evolution, Hybridization, Speciation, Weed Evolution

    Facilities

    • Herbarium

      Herbarium

      The University of British Columbia Herbarium is the largest in Canada west of Ottawa, and is home to over half a million plant specimens from around the world. This collection…

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    Graduates

    The Department offers graduate degree programs at both Doctoral and Master’s level. Graduate students are an active and engaged part of the UBC Botany department.