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  1. Dr. Jeremy Heyl appointed head, Physics and Astronomy

    December 14, 2023

    Dr. Jeremy Heyl, a leading expert on the dynamics of neutron stars and black holes, has been appointed head of UBC’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. His term begins January 1, 2024. The department is one of the largest and most diverse physics and astronomy units in Canada, teaching… read more

  2. Can’t be ‘business as usual’ at UN climate conference, say UBC experts

    November 28, 2023

    UBC climate experts are looking for action on fisheries, finance and renewable energy goals at the United Nations climate change conference, including the 28th Conference of Parties (COP). We spoke to four current and former COP delegates to ask what the world, and Canada, need to see come… read more

  3. Two Canada Excellence Research Chairs to join UBC Science

    November 16, 2023

    Two newly appointed, world-leading researchers with UBC Science have been named Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC). Dr. Kayla King has been appointed the CERC in Evolutionary Dynamics of Host-Pathogen Interactions, while Dr. Corey Stephenson, who will join UBC in 2024, will hold the… read more

  4. 11 UBC Science researchers featured on global highly cited list

    November 15, 2023

    Eleven UBC Science-affiliated researchers have been listed among the most highly cited investigators worldwide in 2023 by Clarivate Analytics on November 15. The researchers have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple highly cited papers over the… read more

  5. Dive, forage, love? Fitter penguins dive deeper

    November 9, 2023

    On the remote and rugged Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, birdlife prospers. Native to the islands, hundreds of thousands of gentoo penguins live and hunt, using the islands as a breeding zone for their tiny chicks. The birth dates, and chances for survival, of chicks depend on when their… read more

  6. Biological fingerprints in soil show where diamond-containing ore is buried

    October 25, 2023

    Researchers have identified buried kimberlite, the rocky home of diamonds, by testing the DNA of microbes in the surface soil. These ‘biological fingerprints’ can reveal what minerals are buried tens of metres below the earth’s surface without having to drill. The researchers… read more

  7. How to forage for mushrooms – safely and legally – this fall

    October 19, 2023

    It’s prime sprouting time in British Columbia for many a species of fungi, so aspiring mushroom hunters may be wondering just how to go about picking a patch of porcini. Dr. Mary Berbee, professor in the UBC department of botany, discusses how to safely and legally forage for mushrooms… read more

  8. Event: How to view partial solar eclipse this weekend

    October 12, 2023

    Vancouverites will be able to view most of an annular solar eclipse this Saturday. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun at its furthest point from our planet, meaning it doesn’t blot out the sun entirely but instead is surrounded by a &lsquo… read more

Musqueam First Nation land acknowledegement

UBC Science acknowledges that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

Learn more: Musqueam First Nation

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