The IBioS Collaboratory offers solutions for global and local biodiversity challenges through research, training, policy and outreach. It brings together a collaborative and interdisciplinary group of scholars to produce world-class research, develop policy-relevant solutions, and build capacity through partnerships between academics, government, and communities on biodiversity and conservation. The IBioS Collaboratory seeks to protect the diversity of life on Earth for ourselves and future generations.
IBioS acknowledges that the land on which we are based is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Stó:lō Nations. This land, now known as University of British Columbia’s Point Grey Vancouver Campus, has always been a place of learning for these nations, who for millennia have passed on their culture, history, and traditions from one generation to the next on this site.
Equity & Diversity Policy Statement
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. The IBioS Collaboratory is committed to a future of social equity and to creating an environment of inclusion and celebration of our diversity through ongoing education and working to overcome collective as well as individual biases. Our community is a diverse group of researchers and scholars who actively support inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented, marginalized or discouraged based on their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. We strive to embrace diversity, foster collaborative research and enable processes, knowledge, and practices that enable equity.