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September 19, 2016
A joint federal-provincial funding announcement today includes $44 million to renew and replace facilities at the Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching Labs at UBC’s Biological Sciences Complex. The investment is part of $51.5 million in support of new and renewed state-of-the-art learning...
September 19, 2016
Starting this year, B.C. students will learn to code as part of their kindergarten to grade 12 education. UBC computer science professor Gregor Kiczales explains how coding prepares students to better understand the digital world they live in. How do you teach computer coding to children? It turns...
September 13, 2016
A potentially life-saving sepsis diagnostic test based on UBC research took a major step toward clinical use today, with Canada’s Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) announcing the spin-off of Sepset Biosciences. The company’s rapid diagnostic test, based on work by UBC microbiologist...
September 13, 2016
A UBC oceanographer with a focus on climate a change and a chemist whose findings have assisted in new technologies research have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Roman Krems is a chemist and professor in UBC’s Chemistry department....
September 8, 2016
UBC planetary geophysicist Catherine Johnson is watching today’s launch of NASA's OSIRIS-Rex mission with more than a passing interest. The Canadian Space Agency’s contribution to the mission is the OSIRIS-Rex Laser Altimeter (OLA), an instrument designed to map the shape of the asteroid Bennu....
September 7, 2016
Global fisheries stand to lose approximately $10 billion of their annual revenue by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked, and countries that are most dependent on fisheries for food will be the hardest hit, finds new UBC research. Climate change impacts such as rising temperatures and changes...
September 7, 2016
The Royal Society of Canada has elected 89 new Fellows, including a UBC geochemist and a computer science professor. Dominique A.M. Weis, a professor and researcher in the department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, serves as the Director of the Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical...
August 30, 2016
Closing the high seas to fishing could increase fish catches in coastal waters by 10 per cent, helping people, especially the most vulnerable, cope with the expected losses of fish due to climate change, new UBC research finds. “Many important fish stocks live in both the high seas and coastal...
August 24, 2016
Three UBC Science staff members have been recognized with President’s Staff Awards for their outstanding achievement and contributions to the university. Derek Tan, Digital Media Specialist at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum is the recipient of a President’s Staff Award for Creativity &...
August 23, 2016
Lasya Vankayala, a student with an interest in biochemistry who is joining UBC Science this fall, has been named the recipient of a $60,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of David Thompson Secondary School, Vankayala’s research in wound healing, mitochondrial dynamics, and Parkinson’s...

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