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New signature Phylo Card Game Celebrating Ecosystems Now at Beaty

We are excited to launch the first publicly available deck of signature Phylo game cards that celebrates ecosystems in all their awesomeness. Building off the popularity of trading card games like Pokemon, Phylo showcases the many weird, wonderful, and wacky species that live on Earth and deals with some serious threats to ecosystems, such as wildfires, oil spills, and climate change.

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Jumping Spiders are Way Cool Because…

Meet Junxia Zhang. A former post-doctoral researcher at UBC, Junxia is a true “Spider Woman. She entered the jumping spider world seven years ago, and thanks to her deep attraction to these amazing beasts, she has been working on them ever since. On April 7, she shared her love and knowledge of these magnificent critters at our Way Cool Biodiversity Series.

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Ivan Sayers Examined Exploitation of Animals in the Fashion Industry

In April, fashion historian Ivan Sayers examined the exploitation of animals in the fashion industry at one of the artist talks for our exhibition, INVOKING VENUS, Feathers and Fashion. Throughout his presentation, Sayers also featured clothing and accessories from his private collection. If you have missed this eye-opening presentation, watch it here.

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