Our 6 collections are the centrepiece of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. These specimens, over two million so far, hold precious information about species and ecosystems of the past and present, and will act as time capsules to scientists centuries in the future. During past decades our effort has grown, making UBC one of the world’s leading universities in biodiversity research. But those decades have also seen biodiversity, and humanity’s future, ever more at risk. Read more here!