Rafflesia kerrii – Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

This flower is between 50 and 90 cm wide.  It smells like rotten meat to attract flies for pollination.

Lycopodium stem cross-section

Jason Kitagawa from the Biology 210 class made this section in lab.  

Imagine 2011 – BBQ and music by Bang!

Keenan, Paloma, Jayne, and Angela get a Bang! out of Imagine!                              

Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Tricuspid teeth of the marine iguana (Galapagos Islands endemic) are well suited to scraping algae.

UBC Botanical Garden

Students on a fieldtrip for Biology 324 (seed plant taxonomy).
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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
2604-2146 Health Sciences Mall
DH COPP Building, Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z3

Sunita Chowrira, Associate Head of Biology

Tammy Tromba, Biology Program Assistant
Away Aug 2nd to 8th

Maki Sumitani, Biology Canvas Support

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Important Notices:

  • Applications for Admission to the Third Year Biology Majors or Honours: are now closed until January.    Results from the August applications will be communicated at the latest by the end of August.  If you have any questions or problems with your application please contact the Biology Office at tromba@biology.ubc.ca.

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  • For Biology Course Registration Information please click here!

- BIOL 328 cancelled for 2019W

  • New Course: BIOL 448J - Microbial Ecology, Term 1 Lec: Mon & Wed 11 am to 12 pm and Lab: Thurs 2 to 5 pm.  For more information please click here.

  • Associate Head Office Hours: Sunita Chowrira in room 2610 in the DH COPP building: Mondays and Fridays 12 to 1 pm

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