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  1. New courses focus on cannabis, data ethics, and machine learning

    August 23, 2023

    From studies on cannabis, machine learning in physics and astronomy, to ethics in an age of big data—new undergraduate courses at UBC Science will bring widely discussed topics from the real world into the classroom this school year. Learning foundations of biology through cannabis A new… read more

  2. UBC Computer Science welcomes new leadership

    August 22, 2023

    Drs. Joanna McGrenere and Margo Seltzer have been appointed co-heads of the UBC Department of Computer Science for a five-year term, beginning September 1, 2023. Dr. McGrenere, an award-winning expert in human-computer interaction, has served on committees at the department, faculty and… read more

  3. Star with two faces discovered thousands of light years from Earth

    July 19, 2023

    It’s not the nicest description for a human, but a two-faced star has been identified by astronomers in a first for its kind. With one side composed fully of hydrogen and the other of helium, the star has been dubbed Janus after the two-faced Roman god of transition, and described in a new… read more

  4. Jeffrey Richards appointed head of UBC Zoology

    July 5, 2023

    Dr. Jeffrey Richards, an expert on how organisms respond to environmental change and former chair of UBC’s Animal Care Committee, has been appointed head of UBC Zoology, effective July 1. He replaces Dr. Vanessa Auld in the role after a five-year term. The Richards lab focuses on… read more

  5. Canadian scientists celebrate launch of Euclid satellite

    July 1, 2023

    Today, the European Space Agency launched its Euclid satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Twelve years in the making, the Euclid mission will construct a 3D map of the Universe by observing billions of galaxies, across more than a third of the sky. The goals: To understand the physical laws of… read more

  6. Changes in the tick of ‘cosmic clocks’ reveal gravitational waves

    June 28, 2023

    Using part of the Milky Way as an antenna, researchers have found evidence for gravitational waves that undulate over periods of years to decades by measuring changes in the tick of ‘cosmic clocks’, according to new research. The observations, published today in a suite of papers in… read more

  7. Are viruses keeping sea lice at bay in wild salmon?

    June 22, 2023

    More than 30 previously unknown RNA viruses in sea lice have been identified by University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers. Sea lice are parasitic copepods (small crustaceans) found in many fresh and saltwater habitats, and have been implicated in the decline of wild salmon populations. The… read more

  8. Biodegradable gel shows promise for cartilage regeneration

    June 21, 2023

    A gel that combines both stiffness and toughness is a step forward in the bid to create biodegradable implants for joint injuries, according to new UBC research. Mimicking articular cartilage, found in our knee and hip joints, is challenging. This cartilage is key to smooth joint movement, and… read more

  9. New method dramatically simplifies study of 2D materials

    June 6, 2023

    A novel technique that produces high-quality and large-area two-dimensional (2D) materials inside a protected environment could open up new avenues for exploiting the materials’ electronic properties. An international team of material scientists, including researchers from the University of… 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.

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