History

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2020

Loren Rieseberg elected to the US National Academy of Science.

2018

Joint Meeting of Phycological Society of America and International Society for Protistology.

2017

Botany hosts the Plant Sea to Sky conference, a joint meeting of The Canadian Society of Plant Biologists (CSPB-SCBV) and the Canadian Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS).

20162021

Sean Graham, Head.

2015

Patrick Keeling awarded a Canada Research Chair 1 in Microbial Diversity and Evolution.

2014

Laura Parfrey awarded a Canada Research Chair 2 in Aquatic Microbial Protist Ecology.

2014

Abel Rosado awarded a Canada Research Chair 2 in Cellular Dynamics.

2012

Shona Ellis is appointed as UBC’s First Professor of Teaching.

2012

Patrick Keeling elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

2011

Patrick Keeling elected to the  Royal Society of Canada.

20112016

Lacey Samuels, Head

2010

Beaty Biodiversity Museum opens.

2010

Loren Rieseberg elected to the Royal Society (London) and Royal Society of Canada.

2009

UBC Herbarium relocates to the new Biodiversity Research Centre.

2008

Botany co-hosts ‘Botany 2008’ conference, a joint meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Canadian Botanical Association, American Fern Society, and American Society of Plant Taxonomists.

2008

Curtis Suttle elected to the Royal Society of Canada.

2007

Construction begins for the Beaty Biodiversity Centre, future home of the UBC Herbarium. 

20062011

Fred Sack, Head

2006

Loren Rieseberg awarded a Canada Research Chair 1 in Plant Evolutionary Genomics.

2004

Geoffrey Wasteneys awarded a Canada Research Chair 1 in  Plant Cell Biology.

2003

Wayne Maddison awarded a Canada Research Chair 1 in Biodiversity and Systematics.

2002

International Society for Evolutionary Protistology Meeting XIV

19992006

Carl Douglas, Head

1996

F.J.R. "Max" Taylor elected to the Royal Society of Canada

19941999

Iain Taylor, Head

1994

Botany co-hosts the 5th International Mycological Congress

19911994

David Turpin, Head

19861990

Anthony Glass, Head

1977

Botany, Biology, and the Dean of Science occupy the North wing of Biological Sciences. 

1973

UBC Herbarium relocates to top of the West wing of the Biological Sciences Building. 

19711986

Robert Scagel, Head

1968

UBC Botanical Garden relocated to 16th Avenue and SW Marine Drive. Dr. Roy L. Taylor appointed Director. 

1965

Six faculty members collaborate to publish An Evolutionary Survey of the Plant Kingdom by Robert F. Scagel, Robert J. Bandoni, Glenn E. Rouse, W.B. Schofield, Janet R. Stein, and T.M. Taylor; a book that put the Botany Department onto the textbook best seller list for almost a decade.

19641971

Neil Towers, Head

1964

Department of Botany renamed Botany and Biology. 

19541964

Thomas M. C. Taylor, Head

1951

Vladimir Krajina (former Secretary of State in the post-WWII government of Czechoslovakia and former Professor of Charles University in Prague) arrived at UBC. Developed the Biogeoclimactic Zone system for BC forests and led the lobby to establish BC's Ecological Reserves.

19211922

Department of Botany established with the following teaching faculty: 

  • Andrew H. Hutchinson, Associate Professor of Botany 
  • John Davidson, FLS, FBSE, Botanist in charge of Herbarium and Botanical Gardens 
  • J.W. Eastham, Lecturer in Plant Pathology
  • H.A. Dunlop, Assistant in Botany and Zoology 
1916

Appointment of Andrew H. Hutchinson, as Assistant Professor of Botany.

1912

Davidson starts a botanical garden and arboretum at the BC Colony Farm in Coquitlam. This garden provides the initial stock for the UBC Botanical Garden on the Point Grey campus. 

1911

John Davidson arrives in BC from Scotland. Appointed Provincial Botanist and required to teach at the "new university".