Loren Rieseberg elected to the US National Academy of Science.
Joint Meeting of Phycological Society of America and International Society for Protistology.
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).
Sean Graham, Head.
Patrick Keeling awarded a Canada Research Chair 1 in Microbial Diversity and Evolution.
Laura Parfrey awarded a Canada Research Chair 2 in Aquatic Microbial Protist Ecology.
Abel Rosado awarded a Canada Research Chair 2 in Cellular Dynamics.
Shona Ellis is appointed as UBC’s First Professor of Teaching.
Patrick Keeling elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Lacey Samuels, Head
Patrick Keeling elected to the Royal Society of Canada.
Beaty Biodiversity Museum opens.
Loren Rieseberg elected to the Royal Society (London) and Royal Society of Canada.
UBC Herbarium relocates to the new Biodiversity Research Centre.
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.
Curtis Suttle elected to the Royal Society of Canada.
Construction begins for the Beaty Biodiversity Centre, future home of the UBC Herbarium.
Fred Sack, Head
Loren Rieseberg awarded a Canada Research Chair 1 in Plant Evolutionary Genomics.
Geoffrey Wasteneys awarded a Canada Research Chair 1 in Plant Cell Biology.
Wayne Maddison awarded a Canada Research Chair 1 in Biodiversity and Systematics.
International Society for Evolutionary Protistology Meeting XIV
Carl Douglas, Head
F.J.R. "Max" Taylor elected to the Royal Society of Canada.
Iain Taylor, Head
Botany co-hosts the 5th International Mycological Congress.
David Turpin, Head
Anthony Glass, Head
Botany, Biology, and the Dean of Science occupy the North wing of Biological Sciences.
UBC Herbarium relocates to top of the West wing of the Biological Sciences Building.
Robert Scagel, Head
UBC Botanical Garden relocated to 16th Avenue and SW Marine Drive. Dr. Roy L. Taylor appointed Director.
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.
Department of Botany renamed Botany and Biology.
Neil Towers, Head
Thomas M. C. Taylor, Head
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.
Department of Botany established with the following teaching faculty:
Appointment of Andrew H. Hutchinson, as Assistant Professor of Botany.
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.
John Davidson arrives in BC from Scotland. Appointed Provincial Botanist and required to teach at the "new university".