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:


  • What you can learn from Dr. Alex Moore’s career path

    What you can learn from Dr. Alex Moore’s career path

    Image and write-up by Nivretta Thatra As of summer 2022, Dr. Alex Moore (she/they) is an Assistant Professor co-appointed at UBC Botany and the Faculty of Forestry. We are thrilled to be working with them!  Moore’s research programme currently focuses on predator-prey interactions in mangrove forests throughout the tropics and…

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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.


  • Curtis Suttle

    Curtis Suttle

    The biology of viruses that infect marine phytoplankton and bacteria, and the role of these viruses in population dynamics and geochemical cycles.


  • Bioimaging


    The UBC Bioimaging Facility is a multi-user microscopy facility that is open to everyone and provides both training and service. The facility has been known as the most comprehensive biological…

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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.