Beaty Blog

New ‘Pirate’ Ant Discovered in the Philippines

Posted: June 14, 2013

Discovered by a team of German scientists while on a trip to the Philippines, Cardiocondyla pirata was found living under a rock—literally. PhD student Sabine Frohschammer from the University of Regensburg and her colleague Bernhard Seifert from Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Gorlitz were searching for Cardiocondyla ants in a shady streambed when she saw individuals that didn’t look like any other known species.

Olympic Torch Passed to New Torchbearer at Beaty

Posted: June 14, 2013

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Canada winning the bid to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Reflecting on the tremendous Canadian spirit that has swiped across the city during the Games, it brings back memory of the Olympic Torch passing through the Point Grey campus and outside the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

UBC Researcher Dr. Sarfraz Discusses Rising Rat Population in Vancouver

Posted: June 12, 2013

Vancouver’s rat population is growing and no neighbourhood is immune to the rodents and their pesky and dirty ways. Dr. Rana Sarfraz, a UBC ecologist and expert on pests, said that Vancouver’s rat problem has been getting worse in recent years and it’s not limited to the downtown core.

Fashion Blogger Colleen Tsoukalas Reviews HATCHED, MATCHED AND DISPATCHED

Posted: May 31, 2013

Fashion Blogger Colleen Tsoukalas wrote about Ivan Sayers' last artist talk as part of the museum's last exhibition, INVOKING VENUS, Feathers and Fashion.

Study Suggests Evolution Repeats Similar Course Each Time

Posted: May 29, 2013

If you went back thousands of years and “replayed the tape of life,” would you end up with humans and the species we know today, or would small differences caused by chance result in completely different plants and animals?

Alumni Weekend 2013 at the Beaty

Posted: May 24, 2013

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum opens door to an expected large crowd of visitors at UBC's annual Alumni Weekend on May 25, 2013.

Extreme Adaptations Programming Launches Today

Posted: May 22, 2013

As humans, we are drawn to the extreme – the grotesque, exciting, adorable, implausible and incredible. Organisms on this earth are equipped with extreme adaptations, capable of achieving amazing feats, while inhabiting and surviving in the seemingly impossible. Today, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum launches its newest programming theme – Extreme Adaptations.

Using and Contributing to Avian Collections Workshop

Posted: May 16, 2013

If you are a bird lover and want to get the inside scoop on avian collection and specimen preparation, check out the latest videos on our YouTube channel.

Science Rendezvous 2013

Posted: May 6, 2013

Science Rendezvous is an annual one-day interactive festival celebrating Canadian science and engineering from coast to coast at nearly 40 of Canada’s top universities and research institutions. At UBC, come and explore real science with a day of exploration, hands-on activities, and exclusive tours of UBC research facilities.

[a]drift Opens Today

Posted: May 6, 2013

Opening today on the Gallery Wall at the Beaty Biodiversity Museun is our newest exhibition, [a]drift, a stunning visual art series by printmaker Edith Kruase.


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