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February 22, 2021
Dr. Zac Hudson believes your morning cup of coffee should be strong and guilt-free. That’s why the University of British Columbia scientist has spent the past three years creating a new fully compostable coffee pod with Surrey-based NEXE Innovations. “Every year more than 40 billion single-use...
February 16, 2021
UBC biologist Dr. Ben Matthews is a recipient of a 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship, an award which celebrates top early career researchers. Matthews heads a UBC lab that studies the genetics, genomics and behavior of mosquitoes, which are considered some of the deadliest animals in the world due to...
February 11, 2021
Scientists, including a researcher at the University of British Columbia, are challenging our current understanding of how galaxies form by unveiling pictures of a young galaxy in the early life of the Universe which appears surprisingly mature. The galaxy, dubbed ALESS 073.1, appears to have all...
February 4, 2021
Superconductivity is an essential ingredient in many existing and future technologies. Topological superconductors in particular offer great promise in fault-tolerant quantum computing. But the existing materials are sensitive and expensive to study. Now physicists at the University of British...
January 28, 2021
A new Centre for Indigenous Fisheries (CIF) is being launched at University of British Columbia, with Indigenous fisheries scientist, conservation biologist and Nisga’a Nation member Dr. Andrea Reid joining as Principal Investigator. The CIF, which will be based at the ...
January 21, 2021
UBC biologist Dr. Patrick Keeling will receive the 2021 Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal. The medal, awarded every three years by the National Academy of Sciences, recognizes excellence in research on marine or freshwater algae. Keeling is a leading expert in the study of single-cell organisms known as...
January 14, 2021
Ecologist Dr. Dolph Schluter, fisheries economist Dr. Rashid Sumaila, and geochemist Dr. Dominique Weis have joined the ranks of UBC’s University Killam Professors. The professorships are the highest honour UBC can confer on a faculty member, designating exceptional teachers and researchers ...
January 14, 2021
UBC mathematical biologist Dr. Dan Coombs, whose research focuses on viral disease dynamics and the dynamics of immune receptors on cell surfaces, has been appointed head of the UBC Department of Mathematics. His term began January 1, 2021. “UBC's mathematical research is highly ranked, not only...
January 13, 2021
Professor Ian Mitchell began a five-year term as head of the UBC Department of Computer Science on January 1, 2021. Prior to stepping into the role as head, Ian served as associate head (undergraduate), where he coordinated efforts to meet increasing demand among students for training in...
January 5, 2021
A first-of-its-kind mapping project is highlighting the most important areas that provide Canadians with freshwater, recreation and carbon storage—including vital locations that aren’t currently being protected. “Most research that studies the benefits people get from nature only evaluates where...

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