About Us

The Botany Department is part of the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia. It 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.

Our departmental community of more than 200 consists of 40 full-time faculty members, several part-time faculty or associates, about 85 graduate students, numerous post-doctoral fellows and research associates, laboratory technicians, and a support staff of secretarial, equipment, herbarium, stores, workshop and greenhouse personnel.

The graduate students form an active group, organizing talks, study sessions, field trips, sports activities, picnics and parties. The students belong to the Botany Graduate Students Association, which provides limited emergency financial aid, and are represented by the Teaching Assistants’ Union.