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April 20, 2016
UBC evolutionary biologist and MacArthur ‘genius’ grant recipient Sarah P Otto has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Otto is among 213 new members of the Academy, which include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic,...
April 15, 2016
Developmental neuroscientist Kota Mizumoto, whose lab is using worms to investigate how synaptic patterns affect locomotion, is one of 14 UBC researchers receiving funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation today. The university received $1.55 million from the John R Evans Leaders Fund for...
March 16, 2016
UBC research into software development and food safety received funding this week from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R Evans Leaders Fund. The John R. Evans Leaders Fund helps universities attract and retain researchers by providing funding for tools and laboratory equipment,...
March 10, 2016
Vancouver-based diamond pioneer and philanthropist Stewart Blusson and his wife, Marilyn, have donated $11 million to quantum materials research at UBC. In recognition of the gift, the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute has been named in honour of the geology alumnus (BSc ’60). “This...
March 2, 2016
A new industry-government partnership that includes $1.25 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) will help launch a new chair in exploration geochemistry at the University of British Columbia. The five-year research program was created in...
March 1, 2016
Six UBC projects have received $3.5 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Among the projects tapped for the grants are ocenographer Philippe Tortell's Subarctic climate change research and chemist Harry Brumer's work on biotechnology...
February 24, 2016
Biological and fisheries oceanographer Evgeny Pakhomov has been appointed director of the UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. The appointment is effective March 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019 with the possibility of an extension for an additional two years. Pakhomov's research focuses on...
February 23, 2016
Just three years after crayfish were introduced to a BC lake, two species of fish that had existed in the lake for thousands of years were suddenly extinct. And the hybrid species that took their place has scientists fascinated. New research from UBC shows that when humans speed up the usually slow...
February 22, 2016
UBC chemical biologist Katherine Ryan, an expert in natural product molecules, has been named an Alfred P Sloan fellow. The fellowships honour early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars. Ryan’s research investigates how complex organic...
February 18, 2016
More than 600 islands dot the Western Pacific Ocean and form the Federated States of Micronesia. In total, they extend more than 1700 miles from west to east across one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth. UBC graduate student and marine biologist Sara Cannon has spent the last three years...

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