Construction begins for the Beaty Biodiversity Centre, future home of the UBC Herbarium.
F.J.R. "Max" Taylor elected to the Royal Society of Canada.
Botany co-hosts the 5th International Mycological Congress.
Botany, Biology, and the Dean of Science occupy the North wing of Biological Sciences.
UBC Herbarium relocates to top of the West wing of the Biological Sciences Building.
UBC Botanical Garden relocated to 16th Avenue and SW Marine Drive. Dr. Roy L. Taylor appointed Director.
Six faculty members collaborate to publish An Evolutionary Survey of the Plant Kingdom by Robert F. Scagel, Robert J. Bandoni, Glenn E. Rouse, W.B. Schofield, Janet R. Stein, and T.M. Taylor; a book that put the Botany Department onto the textbook best seller list for almost a decade.
Department of Botany renamed Botany and Biology. G.H. Neil Towers appointed as Head.
Vladimir Krajina (former Secretary of State in the post-WWII government of Czechoslovakia and former Professor of Charles University in Prague) arrived at UBC. Developed the Biogeoclimactic Zone system for BC forests and led the lobby to establish BC's Ecological Reserves.
Department of Botany established with the following teaching faculty:
Appointment of Andrew H. Hutchinson, MA (McMaster), PhD (Chicago), as Assistant Professor of Botany.
Davidson starts a botanical garden and arboretum at the BC Colony Farm in Coquitlam. This garden provides the initial stock for the UBC Botanical Garden on the Point Grey campus.
John Davidson arrives in BC from Scotland. Appointed Provincial Botanist and required to teach at the "new university".