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Photos: A Passion for Plumage

To launch INVOKING VENUS, Feathers and Fashion, a special exhibition of photo-based artwork by Catherine Stewart and accessories from the clothing collections of Claus Jahnke and Ivan Sayers, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum held an extravagant fashion show on February 7, 2013.

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SMOC Supports INVOKING VENUS Talks

INVOKING VENUS, Feathers and Fashion opened at the beginning of February, and we would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our community partners sponsors that have helped make this exhibition possible.

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Spring Break at the Museum

Hey! Mom and Dad! Are you thinking about where to bring your children during spring break in the next two weeks? How about a trip to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC? We will be hosting extra programming with our weekend schedule, March 16-31 (except for Mondays, March 18 & 25).

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Science Rendezvous 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.

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Using and Contributing to Avian Collections Workshop

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. 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. Held as part of the Fifth North American Ornithological Conference (NAOC-V) in August 2012, the workshop features an international roster of speakers, including Ildiko Szabo, Assistant Curator of Birds of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, on the changing uses of avian collections and demonstrating techniques to prepare and preserve specimens. Note: The videos detail the preserving of bird specimens and may be considered graphic to some. Viewer discretion is advised.

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[a]drift Opens Today

Opening today on the Gallery Wall at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum is our newest exhibition, [a]drift, a stunning visual art series by print-maker Edith Krause.

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Museum Hosts Fish Health Management Workshop for DFO’s Salmon Enhancement Program

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum was the site of a workshop to train fisheries workers in the basics of fish health management during the week of July 8-12. The course was run by Paige Ackerman (PhD, UBC 2004), and amongst the 18 participants were federal fisheries employees, consultants, local stewardship groups, fish culture technicians, and academics from across BC.

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Volunteer with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

The Museum is currently seeking volunteers to fill the roles of Museum Educators and Events Assistants. Museum Educators engage museum visitors in the wonder of biodiversity through a variety of activities, kids programs, museum specimens and storytelling. Events Assistants provide support during a wide range of museum special events, including lectures and evening functions.

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For the Love of Moss

Today, we celebrate the launch of Enciclopedia de la Flora Chilena, an online encyclopaedia of Chile’s diverse plant population that visiting Chilean bryologist Felipe Osorio has worked on for two years. Similar to British Columbia’s E-flora BC, the website provides photos and descriptions of thousands of plant species, all with available distribution, bibliographical, and taxonomic information.

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