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World TB Day -- March 24 -- marks Robert Koch's discovery of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacillus in 1882. Today, TB remains one of the world's most serious health threats, killing millions annually in the developing world, and striking at communities in Canada. UBC researcher Charles Thompson...
March 14 (3/14) is Pi Day, a day for number lovers like UBC’s Lior Silberman to celebrate the world’s most famous irrational number Pi Day is an unofficial day to revel in the mystery of the infinitely long mathematical constant that is approximately equal to 3.14. First started in the late ’80s,...
Dr. Arvind Gupta, a renowned expert in research and innovation policy and a professor with UBC's Department of Computer Science, has been appointed the 13th president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia. Gupta is currently chief executive officer and scientific director of...
A vibrant microscopic closeup of a fruit fly’s neuromuscular junction captured by UBC researchers is one of three winners of GE Healthcare Life Sciences’ 2013 world-wide Cell Imaging Competition. The photo, stained in blues, greens and reds, will be displayed in New York’s Times Square this April...
Climate change may even test lizards’ famous ability to tolerate and escape the heat -- making habitat protection increasingly vital -- according to a new study by UBC and international biodiversity experts. The study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looks at...
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...

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