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Four UBC mathematicians have been recognized for their research contributions with awards and fellowships. Dong Li, a UBC researcher with a focus on fluid dynamics, mathematical biology and mathematical physics, is the winner of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) 2015 Coxeter-James prize. The...
The University of British Columbia has received $23.2 million in support of 23 Canada Research Chairs, including new chairs in data science and developmental neurobiology. The Canada Research Chair program was established in 2000 and helps attract and retain top researchers in Canada. The funding...
The University of British Columbia celebrates the Government of Canada’s decision to contribute $243.5 million to the construction of the most advanced and powerful telescope on Earth. The Thirty Meter Telescope—so named for the diameter of its primary mirror—promises sharper images than the...
Seventy per cent of glacier ice in British Columbia and Alberta could disappear by the end of the 21st century, creating major problems for local ecosystems, power supplies, and water quality, according to a new study by UBC researchers. The study found that while warming temperatures are...
A discovery by a team astrophysicists including UBC researchers promises to have major implications for understanding how structures in the universe formed 10 billion years ago. Hidden within images of some of the oldest light in the universe, the team identified what they believe are galaxies...
Daniel Pauly, a zoologist with the UBC Fisheries Centre, has won the 2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in Science. Other winners recognized this year by the American marine conservation awards include United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Prince Albert II of Monaco. Pauly, a...
UBC physicists have observed the pattern formed by a mysterious phenomenon that interferes with high-temperature superconductivity—discovering that it forms in a series of stripes, not a checkered pattern. The discovery, just detailed in Science, settles a long-standing debate in the field. The...
The Indian government has committed $1.92 million to support PhD students in science and engineering research programs at the University of British Columbia. The new program, developed in partnership with India’s national Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), will offer 20 students from...
Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez Plants feed us, give us shelter and clothing, and even provide biofuel. But pathogens are a constant threat, and fungi or bacteria can wipe out entire crops. Xin Li and her team at Michael Smith Laboratories have discovered that plants with an excessive amount of certain...
Microbiologists at the University of British Columbia have uncovered a novel mechanism that boosts B-cells’ sensitivity to extremely small amounts of foreign molecules. The immune system typically combines signals from B-cell antigen receptors (which distinguish foreign molecules) and Toll-like...

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