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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...
March 9, 2022
While it had been assumed that unstable gliding was the key to agility in bird flight, a collaboration between aerospace engineers at the University of Michigan and biologists at the University of British Columbia revealed that stability also plays a role. The discovery could lead to the design of...
February 22, 2022
Message from Dean Meigan Aronson I’m pleased to present the inaugural issue of FOCUS—a new, thematic approach to exploring collaborative research and intellectual connections across and beyond UBC Science.  The importance of fundamental research oriented toward solving complex challenges...
February 16, 2022
A new study by Canadian scientists has proven it's possible to convert blood type safely in donor organs intended for transplantation. The proof of concept finding—published in Science Translational Medicine by researchers at the Latner Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratories, Toronto’s University...
February 15, 2022
What exactly causes that ‘skunky’ odour emitted by cannabis production facilities, and what do these emissions mean for air quality, workers, and the general public? We should address these and other knowledge gaps while the industry is still developing, according to a new study led by Davi de...
February 9, 2022
February 11th is the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Role models for women in Science, Tech, Engineering and Medicine (STEM) are important: 2010 statistics in Canada show women made up 44 per cent of first-year STEM students aged 19 and under in undergraduate degree...
February 4, 2022
UBC researchers in Zoology, Chemistry and the Michael Smith Laboratories have received $6.12 million in research funding to investigate a range of health areas, including tissue repair, spinal cord injury and chronic pain. The fund was awarded today through the Canadian Institutes of Health...
January 26, 2022
In spring 2018, Dr. Philip Matthews spent a typical afternoon capturing dragonflies in the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) experimental ponds. Little did the zoologist know he was about to embark on a journey to solve a century-old entomological mystery involving a much smaller, but equally...
January 25, 2022
Imagine a summer camp where you can watch grizzly bears catch salmon in streams, while learning about the migration and preparation of the fish hovering in the water at your feet. Welcome to the Salmon Science Camp for Nisga’a youth, run by Dr. Andrea Reid (she/her), principal investigator of the...
January 18, 2022
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