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March 23, 2015
Daniel Pauly, a zoologist with the UBC Fisheries Centre, has won the 2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in Science. Other winners recognized this year by the American marine conservation awards include United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Prince Albert II of Monaco. Pauly, a...
March 23, 2015
UBC physicists have observed the pattern formed by a mysterious phenomenon that interferes with high-temperature superconductivity—discovering that it forms in a series of stripes, not a checkered pattern. The discovery, just detailed in Science, settles a long-standing debate in the field. The...
March 19, 2015
The Indian government has committed $1.92 million to support PhD students in science and engineering research programs at the University of British Columbia. The new program, developed in partnership with India’s national Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), will offer 20 students from...
March 12, 2015
Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez Plants feed us, give us shelter and clothing, and even provide biofuel. But pathogens are a constant threat, and fungi or bacteria can wipe out entire crops. Xin Li and her team at Michael Smith Laboratories have discovered that plants with an excessive amount of certain...
March 11, 2015
Microbiologists at the University of British Columbia have uncovered a novel mechanism that boosts B-cells’ sensitivity to extremely small amounts of foreign molecules. The immune system typically combines signals from B-cell antigen receptors (which distinguish foreign molecules) and Toll-like...
March 10, 2015
An international team of researchers has used infinitely short light pulses to observe ultrafast changes in the electron-level properties of superconductors, setting a new standard for temporal resolution in the field. The scientists—from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, the University of...
March 6, 2015
University of British Columbia researchers have found a new way to make state-of-the-art materials for energy storage using a cheap lamp from the hardware store. The researchers wanted to find a better way to make coatings that can be painted onto surfaces to conduct electricity or convert...
March 4, 2015
Take a closer look at local insect life in shutterbug, an exhibition of Ian Lane’s photography at UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. This interactive family-friendly feature exhibition runs from March 11, 2015 – September 6, 2015. Ian Lane was a member of Nature Vancouver. An amateur photographer and...
February 23, 2015
The ancestors of a large family of parasites—including those that cause malaria—were equipped to become parasites much earlier in their lineage than previously assumed, according to University of British Columbia (UBC) research. The work, published in PNAS, traces the emergence of parasitism among...
February 20, 2015
UBC oceanographer Stephanie Waterman has been selected as a 2015 Alfred Sloan Research Fellow, receiving $50,000 to further her research. The two-year fellowships honour the achievements of outstanding young scholars in science, mathematics, economics and computer science in Canada and the US....

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