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The ancestors of a large family of parasites—including those that cause malaria—were equipped to become parasites much earlier in their lineage than previously assumed, according to University of British Columbia (UBC) research. The work, published in PNAS, traces the emergence of parasitism among...
UBC oceanographer Stephanie Waterman has been selected as a 2015 Alfred Sloan Research Fellow, receiving $50,000 to further her research. The two-year fellowships honour the achievements of outstanding young scholars in science, mathematics, economics and computer science in Canada and the US....
UBC Science research on urban pest infestations and responsible resource development are the focus of awards announced today by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Kaylee Byers and Rowan Cockett have been awarded NSERC’s $10,000 Gilles Brassard Doctoral Prize...
UBC professor Sara Harris has won a 3M National Teaching Fellowship for her work developing an online class looking at the science behind climate change, and potential policy responses to the global issue. Together with UBC colleague Sarah Burch (now with the University of Waterloo), Harris...
Closing the high seas to commercial fishing could distribute fisheries income more equitably among the world’s maritime nations, according to research from the University of British Columbia (UBC). The analysis of fisheries data indicates that if increased spillover of fish stocks from protected...
Research into salmon aquaculture, clean drinking water, river ecosystems and wireless networks at the University of British Columbia received a $2.2 million boost in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The funding comes from NSERC’s Strategic...
Advanced statistical modelling is helping UBC researchers get a clearer picture of the swimming paths of submerged marine mammals. The new technique—which recently received an award from the American Statistical Association—could enable biologists to make expanded use of animal tracking data...
Joel Feldman, one of Canada’s best known mathematical physicists, has received UBC’s Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize for his work in constructive quantum field theory and the mathematical theory of Fermi liquids. The prize recognizes the University’s top researcher. The Charles A McDowell Award...
University of British Columbia physicists have detected 'charge ordering' in electron-doped cuprate superconductors for the first time, according to research published today in Science. Charge ordering is a ripple-like instability at the electron level that competes with superconductivity and...
With the world swimming in data—from endless Twitter streams and Facebook updates, to genetic tests and medical records—it’s up to computer scientists like UBC Computer Science Professor Raymond Ng to help make sense of it all. Ng, Chief Informatics Officer for the PROOF (Prevention of Organ...

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