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October 14, 2021
Weather and climate disasters in the United States have cost more than $100 billion this year, according to reports from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. British Columbia’s late June heat dome claimed between 500 and 600 lives—and the resulting wildfires will cost provincial...
October 12, 2021
A popular belief that there are fewer Chinook salmon during the summer in Canadian waters for southern resident killer whales, compared to an abundance of fish for northern resident killer whales, has been debunked by a study led by scientists at the University of British Columbia. In a paper...
October 1, 2021
Extremely hot years will wipe out hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fish available for catch in a country’s waters in this century, on top of projected decreases to fish stocks from long-term climate change, a new UBC study projects. Researchers from the UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries...
September 23, 2021
When the Universe was three billion years old, it experienced the most prolific period of star birth in its history.  But when astronomers at the University of Massachusetts, UBC and the University of Toronto used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)...
September 22, 2021
Dr. Eric Taylor’s (PhD ‘89) research focuses on the evolution and conservation of freshwater fishes. The UBC zoologist is also an avid angler. His new book, Rivers Run Through Us: A Natural and Human History of Great Rivers of North America, weaves together the social and ecological stories of some...
September 17, 2021
The capacity of coral reefs to provide ecosystem services relied on by millions of people worldwide has declined by half since the 1950s, according to a new University of British Columbia-led study. The study offers the first comprehensive look at what climate change, overfishing, and habitat...
September 13, 2021
The planned launch of thousands of communications satellites over the next few years is expected to have the most impact on our view of the night sky over many cities in Canada including Calgary, Regina, Vancouver and Winnipeg. Researchers at the University of Regina, UBC and University of Toronto...
September 9, 2021
Undergraduate students at UBC Vancouver have two new options to pursue studies in data and computational science this fall with the launch of new minor and first-year cohort programs. UBC Vancouver’s new Data Science Minor is an interdisciplinary program offered jointly via the departments of...
September 7, 2021
Three UBC Science researchers have been elected to join the Royal Society of Canada.  Professors Alejandro Adem, Curtis Berlinguette and Raymond Ng join over 40 UBC Science researchers in the RSC since 2000. The Royal Society of Canada elects scholars who have made significant contribution in...
August 23, 2021
Ocean deoxygenation during the Mesozoic Era was much more rapid than previous thought, with CO2 induced environmental warming creating ocean ‘dead zones’ over timescales of only tens of thousands of years. The research from University of British Columbia (UBC) and University of Hong Kong (HKU)...

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