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In 2010, the international community adopted the Strategic Plan of the Convention on Biological Diversity, agreeing to meet 20 targets to protect the diversity of animals, fish, plants and their habitats by 2020. As we near the midpoint to 2020, UBC professor Villy Christensen, co-author of the...
A new study by University of British Columbia and US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute researchers sheds light on the ecological role played by marine viruses in oxygen starved regions of the worlds' oceans. It's the first time researchers have used single cell genomics to explore...
UBC's new President Arvind Gupta pledged in his formal academic installation ceremony today to increase funding for research excellence by $100 million during his presidency, supporting those who discover, develop, and deploy knowledge. He said the pledge to boost research excellence is fundamental...
UBC chemist Mark MacLachlan and stellar astronomer Harvey Richer have been elected fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, the society announced today. MacLachlan is an internationally recognized leader in supramolecular materials chemistry, applying concepts from nature to the design and synthesis...
UBC Fisheries Centre researchers have received $2.5 million to examine the future health and economic potential of Canada's oceans from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC). OceanCanada is a research collaboration between 15 Canadian universities, non-governmental...
The University of British Columbia has received $2.6 million (U.S.) from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to provide African and Asian countries with more accurate and comprehensive fisheries data to help them better analyze and support their ocean resources and local economies. “This generous...
Male stickleback fish that protect their young have bigger brains than counterparts that don’t care for offspring, finds a new University of British Columbia study. Stickleback fish are well known in the animal kingdom for the fact that the male of the species, rather than the female, cares for...
Receiving antibiotic treatments early in life can increase susceptibility to specific diseases later on, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. Most bacteria living in the gut play a positive role in promoting a healthy immune system, but antibiotic treatments often do...
A novel graphics system that can infer complex 3D shapes from single professional sketches will be unveiled by UBC computer scientists at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver this week. The solution has the potential to dramatically simplify how designers and artists develop new product ideas. Converting an...
Astronomers at the University of British Columbia have collaborated with international researchers to calculate the precise mass of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, dispelling the notion that the two galaxies have similar masses. While it was previously thought that the two galaxies weighed...

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