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Mapping Resilience and Biodiversity in the UBC Botanical Gardens Hau, Vivian; Siu, Rachel


In this project, the UBC Botanical Gardens requested a thematic map mapping the resilience and biodiversity in the gardens. This project is part of the yearly themed self-guided tours the Botanical Gardens holds for all tourists and guests. The project began with a meeting with the community partner, Tara Moreau, Associate Director/Sustainability and Community Programs from the Botanical Gardens, and David Gill, Program and Policy Planner from the SEEDS program. In this meeting, the deliverables including the approach to the project, the general concept of what resilience and biodiversity means in terms of the gardens was discussed, and a working timeline was established. It was decided that Rachel would produce a static map for the brochure the marketing team at the Botanical Gardens would make, and Vivian would create an interactive version of that map. In the second meeting, Rachel and Vivian met with Douglas Justice, the UBC Botanical Garden Associate Director and Curator of Collections, along with Tara and learnt more about how the botanical gardens apply to the theme of resilience and biodiversity. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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