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February 22, 2009
Each year in March, UBC units and partner institutions host discussion forums, lectures, seminars, open houses and symposia on topical and timely issues related to their research. Almost all of the events are free and open the pubic, students, faculty, staff and school groups. This page lists some...
February 16, 2009
UBC researchers have used new fabrication techniques to develop a microfluidic platform able to monitor how individual cells respond to varying biochemical environments on an unprecedented scale. Applying techniques used to manufacture integrated electronic circuits, assistant professor Carl Hansen...
February 4, 2009
UBC Science researchers have been awarded $3 million in the latest round of operating grants announced by Canada's national health research funding agency, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The support will enable the researchers to investigate a range of health issues, including E...
January 29, 2009
UBC researchers with the Department of Microbiology and Immunology have discovered a mimic of one of "nature's antibiotics" that can be used to coat medical devices to prevent infection and rejection. The study, released today in the journal Chemistry and Biology, found that a synthetic form, short...
January 27, 2009
A chemical vital to the self-supporting nature of land plants--and thought unique to them--has been found in marine algae by a team of researchers including scientists at UBC and Stanford University. Lignin, a substance that strengthens cell walls and enables land plants to sprout upward through...
January 26, 2009
Researchers in the departments of Physics and Astronomy and Computer Science stood out in this year's Killam research award series—one of UBC's most prestigious internal competitions. Fellowships are designed to assist promising faculty members who wish to devote full time to research, and are...
January 23, 2009
The Shadow—the smoke and ash monster featured in the finale of the new adventure film Inkheart—has Robert Bridson to thank for its frighteningly realistic 'good' looks. Algorithms created by the assistant professor with Computer Science's Imager and Scientific Computing labs played a key part in...
January 22, 2009
An inventive update to an astronomy course at UBC is giving students a hands-on feel for the scale, structure and motion of the Solar System. The Human Orrey Project--supported by UBC's Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative--involves 40 students placing sticky notes on the floor of the Irving K...
January 16, 2009
Eight UBC Science researchers have recieved a total of $660,000 in support in the latest round of Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity funding. Newly funded projects look at a range of issues, including the impact of human activity on African savannas, global change, numerical...
January 6, 2009
Professor Doug Bonn has been named head of UBC's Department of Physics and Astronomy, effective January 1, 2009. Bonn's research into the electromagnetic properties of high-temperature superconductors has helped make UBC a world leader in the area, and his administrative contributions include...

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