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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By 2019 Wall Scholar Curtis Suttle, a Professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada at the University of British Columbia, where he shares an office with billions of viruses.

The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is just the latest in ...more


Congratulations to Geoff Wasteneys and Linda Jennings for winning UBC Faculty of Science 'Excellence in Service' awards (pictured here at the awards ceremony, March 4th, 2020).

These are awarded annually by the Dean of Science ...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