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March 13, 2017
UBC is poised to accelerate cybersecurity and financial risk research in Canada and beyond, thanks to a $2-million donation from Scotiabank. Over the next five years, The Scotiabank Cybersecurity and Risk Analytics Initiative will support research and educational initiatives, including internships...
March 10, 2017
Many people choose organic thinking it’s better for humans and the planet, but a new UBC study published today in Science Advances finds that might not always be the case.    “Organic is often proposed a holy grail solution to current environmental and food scarcity problems, but we found...
March 7, 2017
Spiders will live in groups if environmental conditions make it too difficult for single mothers to go it alone, new research shows. It is rare for spiders to live in groups. The arachnids studied for this research build webs that require a lot of silk, making the rainy conditions of the lowland...
March 1, 2017
Cities play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change, but directly measuring emissions remains a challenge. In a paper published today in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, UBC researchers share a novel method they developed to map carbon dioxide emissions— the most...
February 28, 2017
Quantum devices, clean resource extraction and botany research at UBC are among projects receiving millions in infrastructure investments from the Canada Foundation for Innovation today. The announcement was made today by Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, at the University of New Brunswick. The...
February 23, 2017
In an expansion of regional cooperation, the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington today announced the establishment of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative to use data to help cities and communities address challenges from traffic to homelessness. The largest industry...
February 21, 2017
Two UBC researchers have been named among the most promising early-career scholars in North America by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation. Russ Algar (Chemistry) and Mark Schmidt (Computer Science) have been honoured with Sloan Research Fellowships by the US foundation. They join 126 outstanding U.S....
February 17, 2017
University of British Columbia microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research furthers our understanding of the role microscopic organisms play in our overall health. “Children...
February 16, 2017
Fin whales use two neatly packed levels of nested folds to protect the nerves along the floor of their mouth during lunge feeding, according to new research from University of British Columbia zoologists. Large whales balloon an immense pocket between their body wall and overlying blubber to store...
February 1, 2017
UBC mathematician Dong Li has been awarded the university’s Charles A McDowell award for excellence in pure or applied scientific research by a young faculty member. Li’s research focuses on the analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations, especially on the fundamental posedness issues,...

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