Caribbean Ecosystem Field Course

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New BIOL Logo/Banner Contest

Click for more details! UBC Biology needs a new banner. We believe that the artistic side of STEM should be celebrated more, and so we decided to open a contest for a new Biology banner to the Biology students! The winning banner will go up in our Biology building! Your banner design can be as […]

UBC iGEM Wins Gold!

Congratulations to @ubcigem for achieving Gold at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston this weekend!

BIOL 121 Students Tree Planting

BIOL 121 students tree planting Aldergrove Regional Park Nov 2019.

Happy Halloween

BIOSOC Pumpkin Carving Oct 30th, 2019

Thrive UBC

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New Biology Office

The Biology office is now located in room 1103 in the North Wing of the Biological Sciences Building.
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Welcome to the Biology Program

UBC's Biology Program is the undergraduate teaching program of the Departments of Botany and Zoology. Options include one Major, two Combined Majors, eight Honours, and three Combined Honours options.

We hope and expect that during your time as an undergraduate you will acquire an appreciation for the living world and a set of essential skills and attitudes that form the basis for further education and serve you well in the future.

Contact Information:

Biology Program Office
1103-6270 University Blvd
Biological Sciences Building, UBC
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4

General Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sunita Chowrira, Associate Head of Biology
Away Nov 21st & 22nd

Associate Head Office Hours (Room 1103B BioSci Building): Mondays & Fridays 12 – 1 pm (Please Note: Office hours on Nov. 22nd CANCELLED)

Tammy Tromba, Biology Program Assistant

Maki Sumitani, Biology Canvas Support

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Important Notices:

New Courses/Student Directed Seminars:

    • BIOL 448C - Tropical Ecology & Conservation, Term 2 Lec - Mon/Wed 11 am to 12 pm and Lab  - Thurs 2 to 5 pm

    • SCIE 420 - Sustainability for the Community and the World, Term 2 Tues & Thurs from 11 am to 12:30 pm

    • BIOL 490A-201 - Plant Biochemistry in Medicine and Pharmaceutics, Term 2 Seminar, Tues/Thurs from 9:30 to 11 am

    • BIOL 490A-202 - The Roots of Research in Molecular Biology, Term 2 Seminar, Mondays 2 to 5 pm (Students must apply.)

  • For Biology Course Registration Information please click here!

  • The Biology office is located in room 1103 in the North Wing of the Biological Sciences Building.

  • Applications for Admission to the Third Year Biology Majors or Honours: are now closed until January.  If you have any questions please contact the Biology Office at

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Science
UBC Biology Program
1103-6270 University Blvd,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604-822-4260