Archived News

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2016 Emeriti Lunch Friday, October 28, 2016 - 11:28am

2016 Botany Emeriti Lunch was hold at UBC Botanical Garden.

Loren Rieseberg - University Killam Professor Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 1:08am

An extraordinary teacher who encourages their students to pursue excellence. An internationally recognized leader in their academic field. An exceptional researcher whose accomplishments have had a

Federal, provincial investments set to renew UBC's life sciences teaching labs Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 8:19am
Remembering Professor Carl Douglas Friday, July 29, 2016 - 12:57pm

Professor Carl Douglas passed away tragically on Monday, July 25, 2016 in a climbing accident. Professor Douglas was a faculty member in the Department of Botany from 1987-2016.

Carl Douglas has won, ‘The David J. Gifford Award’ Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:30pm

Carl Douglas has won, ‘The David J. Gifford Award’ in Tree Biology from the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists.

Fanscination of Plants Day Friday, June 17, 2016 - 12:52pm

Santokh Singh led this initiative along with Jarnail Chandi, Olivera Gavric and student volunteers for “Fascination of Plants Day”.

UBC Chemistry and Botany Welcome New Heads Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:16am

Congratulations to UBC researchers Michael Wolf and Sean Graham, who will lead the departments of Chemistry and Botany, respectively, starting July 1, 2016.

Professor Wayne Maddison and Brother Professor David Maddison Receive President's Award Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:13am

Congratulations to Professor and CRC1 Wayne Maddison (Botany/Zoology) and his brother Professor David Maddison (Oregon State University), who will be awarded the President’s Award for Lifetime Achi

John Gourlay wins 2016 Faculty of Science Excellence Service Award Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 10:04am

Botany's John Gourlay won a 2016 Faculty of Science Excellence in Service Award.

Janet Stein Taylor passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 11:41pm

Sad news from Professor emeritus of Botany Iain Taylor regarding Janet Stein:

Walter H. Lewis Award in Plant Biodiversity Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 3:09pm

The Botany Department and the UBC Herbarium are pleased to announce the inaugural competition for the Walter H. Lewis Award in Plant Biodiversity.   

Botanists conduct first large-scale genetic study of marijuana, hemp Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 12:16pm

A study by Canadian researchers is providing a clearer picture of the evolutionary history and genetic organization of cannabis, a step that could have agricultural, medical and legal implication

Philippe Tortell appointed Peter Wall Scholar for 2015-2016 Friday, May 15, 2015 - 9:24am

Philippe Tortell is one of the 12 faculty members appointed a Peter Wall Scholar for 2015-2016. During his year in residence at the Peter Wall Institute, Dr.

Laura Wegener Parfrey; Awarded Young Investigator Grant Friday, April 24, 2015 - 10:33am

Botany and zoology professor receives Young Investigator Grant

Shona Ellis- recipient of the Margaret Fulton Award Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 9:32am

Congratulations to Shona Ellis; recipient of the Margaret Fulton Award!

Botany 3-minute thesis heat Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:15am

 Botany graduate students explained their dissertation work and its impact in precisely three minutes to an enthusiastic audience.

Ocean Protists’ Impact Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 8:52am

Patrick Keeling, along with CIFAR colleague Alexandra Worden and several U.S.

2015 Botany Curling Pictures Monday, February 2, 2015 - 10:25am

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Botany Curling competition. The Ice Breakers- (George Haughn, Ljerka Kunst, Lebby Balakshin and Mike Balakshin)

Mathias Schuetz - Science Achievement Award Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:20pm

Congratulations to Mathias Schuetz (Samuels Lab)! Mathias has been awarded a Faculty of Science Achievement Award for Service in 2014.

Botany Internal Website Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 11:27pm

The Botany Internal Website is up and running now. This website is restricted to authenticated users for Botany internal business.

Annual Botany Bonspiel Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:40am

SIGN UP YOUR TEAM FOR OUR ANNUAL BOTANY BONSPIEL, CURLING ‘FRIENDLY- NO EXPERIENCE-NEEDED’ COMPETITION!!

To sign up see: Isabel Ferens- room 3529, Botany Office; ext. 2-8524.

New Botany Website Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 12:28am

The Department of Botany has launched its new website, which is a major facelift of the old one.

Brook Moyers and Caitlin Donnelly Recipients of the Biology Graduate Student Teaching Award Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 1:49pm

The committee for the Biology Graduate Student Teaching Award are excited to congratulate the 2013/14 recipients:
Brook Moyers and Caitlin Donnelly 

BGSA Halloween Bake Sale Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 1:13pm

Fri October 31 
(10-12:30, Botany office) or (1-3:30, BioDiv 1st Floor) 

 

Cover of The Plant Cell for Ryan Eng and Geoffrey Wasteneys Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:48pm

PhD student Ryan Eng from the Wasteneys lab was profiled by Plant Cell after his manuscript, which was selected both for an “in Brief” article (

Graduate Student Awards 2013-2015 Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 11:48am

2013-2014 Frances Chave Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Botany

Hayley Darby
Michelle Wang