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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,...
January 31, 2017
New research shows there may have been more nitrogen in the ocean between one and two billion years ago than previously thought, allowing marine organisms to proliferate at a time when multi-cellularity and eukaryotic life first emerged. UBC researchers travelled to Lake Kivu in the Democratic...
January 24, 2017
UBC Science researchers are leading three large-scale genomics projects addressing key challenges in Canada’s natural resource, environmental and health sectors, Genome Canada announced today. Genome British Columbia will be the lead genome centre for the three projects, worth a total of $18...
January 19, 2017
Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it’s actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our permission. In a survey of 1,308 U.S. adult Facebook users, University of British Columbia computer...
January 17, 2017
Fruit flies – the tiny insects that swarm our kitchens over the summer months – exhibit rational decision making when selecting mates, according to research published today in Nature Communications. Researchers observed different combinations of fruit flies mate about 2,700 times, and were...

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