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March 29, 2008
A post-doctoral fellow with the Department of Zoology has conducted the first in-nature experiments that show environmental adaption accelerates the development of new species. "As far as advancing Darwin's theory that natural selection is a key driver of speciation, this is the first experiment of...
March 21, 2008
Sally Otto, the 2007 Steacie Prize recipient, will donate the $15,000 in prize money that goes with the award to UBC's new Beaty Biodiversity Museum. The museum, set to open in 2009 on the Point Grey Campus, will be the first of its kind in Canada--a public education centre that focuses entirely on...
March 18, 2008
Researchers with UBC's Beaty Biodiversity Museum are working to bring Canada's first blue whale skeleton to British Columbia. It's no small task to transport the remains of a massive 85-foot whale from coast to coast—but scientists at UBC are working to do just that. A team from the University's...
March 15, 2008
Tom Beatty, a professor with the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, is one of 10 Canadian researchers who have been awarded a 2008 Canada Council for the Arts Killam Research Fellowship. Among Canada's most distinguished research honours, the awards support scholars engaged in research of...
February 28, 2008
Researchers led by a UBC Science astronomer have discovered the largest structures of dark matter ever recorded, measuring 270 million light-years. "The presence of a cosmic dark matter web that extends over such large distances has never been observed," says Ludovic Van Waerbeke, assistant...
February 23, 2008
Scott M. Oser, Assistant Prof. in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Canada Research Chair in Solar Neutrinos, has been awarded a 2008 Sloan Research Fellowship. The prestigious award (35 Sloan fellows have become Nobel Laureates) is intended to enhance the careers of outstanding young...
February 18, 2008
A postdoctoral fellow with the UBC Department of Microbiology and Immunology co-hosts Project X, CBC's new science show, set to debut this week. Jennifer Gardy—a microbiologist working to increase our understanding of the human innate immune system—graduated from SFU with a PhD in molecular biology...
February 11, 2008
Kelly Russell (Earth and Ocean Sciences) has been awarded the Peacock Medal, the Mineralogical Association of Canada's most prestigious award. The medal goes to scientists who have made significant contributions to the mineralogical sciences in Canada. According to the association: "We recognize Dr...
February 4, 2008
UBC Science faculty members have been awarded close to $1.2 million in research funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The ten funded projects are led by researchers in the departments of Botany, Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Physics and Astronomy, and Zoology, and...
January 16, 2008
Major minerals companies announced today that they will collectively invest more than $20 million in the new University of British Columbia Earth Systems Science Building. The new $75 million facility, set to begin construction in 2009, will house UBC’s earth and ocean sciences department--known...

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