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UBC has entered into a ten-year innovation partnership with global wireless device semiconductor company Qualcomm. The partnership, spearheaded by UBC professor Panos Nasiopoulos, lays out pre-defined terms under which Qualcomm can sponsor multiple research projects at UBC. "We’re delighted to have...
Globalization has helped increase local supplies of energy-dense food crops, but at a significant cost to global food security and human health, according to a new study by the University of British Columbia, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, and the Global Crop Diversity Trust....
Erich W Vogt, the Canadian nuclear physicist and UBC professor who helped found Canada's national nuclear and particle physics lab and Science World BC, has passed away. He was the recipient of the Order of Canada, the Order of British Columbia, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. "As one...
UBC and international software developer SAP Canada have joined forces to deliver technology workshops for Grade 7 girls at the company’s Vancouver offices. The GIRLsmarts program, organized by UBC’s Computer Science department, has been active for a decade, but this is the first year it has...
Challenging a long held view that low levels of atmospheric oxygen prevented the evolution of animals, new findings show that primitive animals can survive under extremely low oxygen conditions, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia, the University of Southern Denmark, and...
University of British Columbia scientists have found for the first time an infectious form of the cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii in western Arctic Beluga, prompting a call for caution for the Inuit people who eat whale meat. The same team discovered a new strain of the parasite Sarcocystis,...
The University of British Columbia celebrates the significant increase in federal government support for research announced today in Budget 2014, in particular the creation of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. Announced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty as part of the budget tabled today in...
UBC computer scientist Kevin Leyton-Brown is one of six Canadian researchers awarded an EWR Steacie Memorial Fellowship today, valued at more than $250,000. The fellowship recognizes the work of young scientists at Canadian universities. Leyton-Brown’s research focuses on how financial traders make...
A Canadian team including UBC physicist Walter Hardy and TRIUMF researchers have won the NSERC John C Polanyi Award for their work in creating, capturing and characterizing the antihydrogen atom. The award "honours an individual or team whose Canadian-based research has led to a recent outstanding...
When David Lowe first wrote a computer algorithm to identify objects in images, he never envisioned it popping up on nearly half a million iPhones and in supermarket checkout lines. But since its research publication in 1999, the Scale-Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) algorithm, developed by Lowe...

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