UBC Science Connect

UBC Science Connect—sent out five times a year—features news, kudos, upcoming events, alumni stories and more. It's a quick and fun way to keep in touch with the Faculty.

Current Issue


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03 | 2017 : May

Genes that give marijuana its flavour found, whale breath, microbe gallery, events, kudos and more.


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03 | 2017 : May, Chemistry edition

Chemistry reunion, green chemistry, the science of chocolate, events, kudos and more.

Past Issues


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02 | 2017 : March

Ensuring urban honey is safe for consumption, spider colonies, events, kudos and more.


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02 | 2017 : March, CS edition

Urban data partnership brings UBC, UW, Microsoft together, treating video game addictions, events, kudos and more.


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01 | 2017 : January

1.5 degrees could make big difference for our oceans, a 'beary' interesting career choice, events, kudos and more.


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01 | 2017 : January, EOAS edition

UBC team in running for international carbon prize, volcanic eruptions won't help cool Earth, events, kudos and more.


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01 | 2017 : January, Zoology/Biology edition

The world through the eyes of a hummingbird, elusive microbe finally caught, events, kudos and more.


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05 | 2016 : November

Drones help track whales, cancer detection with early blood test, events, kudos and more.


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05 | 2016 : November, CS edition

New computational thinking course at UBC, improving computer interfaces for all, events, kudos and more.


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05 | 2016 : November, M&I edition

Using old drugs to treat TB,  solving our sepsis issues, events, kudos and more.


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04 | 2016 : September

Transforming the science learning experience, plastics made out of discarded lobster shells, events, kudos and more.


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04 | 2016 : September, Biology/Zoology edition

Songbird migration might be controlled by small set of genes, team mentality may hinder spider survival, events, kudos and more.


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04 | 2016 : September, PHAS edition

NASA asteroid mission gets Canadian assistance, undergrad student finds four new planets, events, kudos and more.


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03 | 2016 : May

Botanical garden celebrates centennial, making smart paper and textiles with enzyme tech, events, kudos and more.


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02 | 2016 : March

First Nations facing climate change, tradition and modern science in Micronesia, clay can fight drug-resistant bacteria, events, kudos and more.


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01 | 2016 : January

Arctic rising, prostate cancer drug derived from marine sponges, time-travelling diamonds, events, kudos and more.


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05 | 2015 : November

Gut bacteria and asthma, inspiring women to pursue a STEM career, probiotics could protect bees, events, kudos and more.


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05 | 2015 : November

Special edition of Connect containing events and stories of interest to PHAS alumni


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04 | 2015 : September

Fighting neglected global diseases; mapping the DNA of marijuana and hemp; developing astronomy in West Africa, events, kudos and more.


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04 | 2015: September, PHAS edition

Special edition of Connect containing events and stories of interest to PHAS alumni.


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04 | 2015: September, EOAS edition

Special edition of Connect containing events and stories of interest to EOAS alumni.


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03 | 2015 : June

Universal blood donors; Mercury's magnetic field revealed; mapping disease with math, events, kudos and more.


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03 | 2015: June, PHAS edition

Special edition of Connect containing events and stories of interest to PHAS alumni.


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02 | 2015 : April

Statisticians translating data; Western Canadian glaciers to melt by 2100; feisty "warrior" plants, events, kudos and more.


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02 | 2015 : April, PHAS edition

Special edition of Connect containing events and stories of interest to PHAS alumni.


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01 | 2015 : February

 Developing organic solar cells; Chinook salmon may not adapt to warmer waters; events, kudos and more.


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01 | 2015 : February, PHAS edition

Special edition of Connect containing events and stories of interest to PHAS alumni.


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05 | 2014 : November

Canada's MOST telescope not ready for retirement yet; gift from Google founding investor to launch UBC course in computational thinking; events, kudos and more.


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05 | 2014 : November, EOAS edition

Special edition of Connect containing events and stories of interest to EOAS alumni.


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04 | 2014 : September

Parenting makes your brain bigger, if you’re a fish; Milky Way lighter than thought; algorithm turns sketches into 3D; events, kudos and more.


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03 | 2014 : July

When art and science meet; microbes get no love in genomics world; mastering calculus; events, kudos and more.


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02 | 2014 : April

Inspiring girls’ love for tech; lizards in a warming world; beware real-world Hunger Games; events, kudos and more.


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01 | 2014 : February

Scientific data quickly lost; insects and climate change; alum explores frozen (but warming) landscapes; events, kudos and more.


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05 | 2013 : November

The private lives of mushrooms; plants, bugs and people feeling the heat, and more.


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04 | 2013 : September

Marine species migrating north at startling speeds, Chemistry rural outreach, events, and more.


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03 | 2013 : May

UBC Alumni Weekend events, pine beetle DNA analysis, meet the infamous Cthulhu, alumni news, and more.


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02 | 2013 : March

Drug-resistant flu meets its match, blood vessel drug might be Alzheimer’s treatment, photo gallery, events, and more.


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01 | 2013 : January

Repurposed drug could cure TB, largest Canadian radio telescope begins construction, 50 years of UBC, and more.


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04 | 2012 : October

Wireless charging of electric cars, rare seahorse caught on camera, UBC to offer free science courses online, and more.


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03 | 2012 : September

New ESB building, seabirds in peril, sneaky parasites that steal genes from host, and alumni news.