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May 18, 2022
Students, researchers and community groups now have access to an expanded and enriched earth sciences learning environment in the South Okanagan with the opening of the UBC-Teck Geological Field Station in Oliver, B.C. Funded by $2.4 million in contributions from UBC Science alumni, friends and...
May 17, 2022
Covered in the red dust that sealed its fate, the NASA InSight lander is slowly shutting down, more than 250 million kilometres from home. With its solar panels now obscured by the red planet’s debris, the four-year-old robot is running out of power. One by one, its instruments are being taken...
May 3, 2022
Dr. Catherine Johnson, Planetary Scientist and Professor of Geophysics at EOAS, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. With this election, Dr. Johnson joins the company of notable members, including Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington,...
April 22, 2022
UBC spin-off Carbin Minerals will receive $1 million from XPRIZE and the Musk Foundation to remove thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The prize is part of the XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition, funded by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation. (...
April 12, 2022
UBC Science is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2021/22 Killam Teaching Prize for their outstanding contributions in the classroom and their commitment to excellence in education. The Killam scholarship and prize programmes were established in 1965 through the generous benefaction of...
March 30, 2022
In the quest to identify the origins of one of astronomy’s biggest mysteries – fast radio bursts (FRBs) – Canada’s world-renowned telescope, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), is getting backup. Supported by approximately $10 million in grants from the Gordon and Betty...
March 29, 2022
UBC sea-going oceanographer Dr. Stephanie Waterman has been awarded the university’s Charles A. McDowell award for excellence in pure or applied scientific research by a young faculty member. Dr. Waterman’s research explores large-scale circulation and the ocean's role in the climate system and the...
March 28, 2022
Researchers have shown a new compound delivered in a nasal spray is highly effective in preventing and treating COVID-19 caused by the Delta variant in mice. The researchers, including at UBC, Université de Sherbrooke, and Cornell University, believe this is the first treatment of its kind proven...
March 22, 2022
Indigenous stories hold clues to hydrological and geographical features, providing insights into the science of the world around us. Dr. Shandin Pete, assistant professor of teaching in UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, investigated a story that may have helped his Seliš...
March 14, 2022
Canadian researchers are using quantum computing simulations to accurately predict the colour of light emitted from molecules that produce the colours we see in the latest smartphones, tablets and TV screens. Designing complex molecules for electronics and pharmaceuticals is beyond the capabilities...

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