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January 24, 2018
UBC researchers have been awarded more than $42 million from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). Of the 59 researchers at UBC and affiliated teaching hospitals receiving funding, six affiliated with UBC Science will lead a range of fundamental projects investigating cancer, stroke...
January 23, 2018
Ten projects being led by UBC researchers have been awarded $101 million from Genome Canada and Genome BC, in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, provincial governments and project co-funders. Two projects involving UBC Science researchers—focused on childhood asthma and...
January 19, 2018
While textbook spending is increasing at the University of British Columbia, the number of students enrolled in courses using open or freely available resources is also increasing. According to a new report from the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), the estimated number of...
January 16, 2018
An investment from the Province of British Columbia will create 624 undergraduate spaces for domestic students at UBC’s Vancouver campus for biomedical engineering, computer science, and manufacturing engineering programs to meet growing demand for talent in B.C.’s technology sector. “We’re...
December 20, 2017
New research from the University of British Columbia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that using halogens—a class of elements that includes fluoride, bromine, chlorine and iodine—in a dye-sensitized solar cell can increase conversion efficiency by as much as a quarter. The...
December 13, 2017
A top computer scientist and entrepreneur from Harvard University will join UBC next September, thanks to the federal government’s Canada 150 Research Chairs Program. Harvard professor Margo Seltzer will join UBC as the Canada 150 Research Chair in Computer Systems and the Cheriton Family...
December 8, 2017
UBC postdoctoral researcher Stilianos Louca has won The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists for his research on the metabolism of microorganisms. Louca, who also won the 2017 Governor-General's Gold Medal as the UBC doctoral graduate with the most outstanding academic record,...
December 4, 2017
UBC professor of physics & astronomy, Gary Hinshaw, is one of the recipients of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. He and colleagues from NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) team, including UBC physics & astronomy colleague Mark Halpern, were awarded the...
November 30, 2017
Indigenous and coastal communities in Canada are increasingly finding that the ocean and marine resources are off limits, new research suggests. With more boat traffic, fewer fish, more conservation activities and commercial licenses going to corporations, it is becoming harder for Indigenous and...
November 30, 2017
Foraging is a centuries-old practice, but many of the mushrooms in British Columbia are just now being identified through DNA sequencing and the enthusiasm of amateur collectors. Mary Berbee, a professor in the department of botany, is responding to the increased interest in foraging by developing...

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