News Archive

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Sad news about Len Dyck Oct 09 2021

In Memoriam

Statement of the UBC Department of Botany on the Global Climate Strike Oct 09 2021

The Department of Botany supports the local and global actions of our members to increase awareness of the global climate crisis and to push for change. According to a recent report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services “…the fraction of species at risk of climate-related extinction is 5 per…

Botany and Zoology Wellness Initiative Oct 09 2021

The Botany and Zoology Wellness Initiative is launching our website this week, as part of THRIVE month on campus.

Patrick Keeling wins the Jacob Biely Research Prize Oct 09 2021

UBC just announced the recipients of the 2019 Faculty Research Awards. Patrick Keeling wins the Jacob Biely Research Price - UBC's premier award for research.

Winners were selected by UBC’s Faculty Research Award Committee, which spans arts and humanities, business, applied science, science, and medicine. Each spring, the Office of the…

Winners of FoS 'Excellence in Service' awards Oct 09 2021

Congratulations to Geoff Wasteneys and Linda Jennings for winning UBC Faculty of Science 'Excellence in Service' awards (pictured here at the awards ceremony, March 4th, 2020).

These are awarded annually by the Dean of Science, Meigan Aronson, to recognize staff, students and faculty whose service contributions have had a significant…

Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms Scientist award Oct 09 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Miki Fujita, who won a Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms Scientist award for 2020! 

This award recognizes the impact of Miki’s work as Manager of the UBC Bioimaging Facility (BIF) and the success of BIF as a scientific research platform. The UBC Bioimaging Facility is a campus-wide facility…

Patrick Keeling wins NAS Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal Oct 09 2021

UBC biologist Dr. Patrick Keeling will receive the 2021 Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal. The medal, awarded every three years by the National Academy of Sciences, recognizes excellence in research on marine or freshwater algae.

Keeling is a leading expert in the…

In Memoriam of Greg Bole Sep 02 2021

It is with great sadness that the Botany Department shares the news that Associate Professor of Teaching Greg Bole died on Sunday, August 22. Greg excelled as an instructor, and we will miss our warm and willing friend and colleague.

Greg’s love of science and evolution were infectious. He inspired undergraduate students with his wit,…