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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...
In an interstellar race against time, astronomers have measured the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star and determined the mass of a neutron star—just before it vanished from view. The international team, including University of British Columbia astronomer Ingrid Stairs, measured the...
Wildlife biologists are trying to predict how animal populations all over the world will respond to climate change. There are many examples of how projected future temperatures will dramatically affect the performance of a wide range of animal species. Some species will acclimate to warmer...

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