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  1. UBC Science prof earns West Coast teaching award

    June 2, 2023

    Dr. Celeste Leander, Professor of Teaching in the Departments of Botany and Zoology, has received a 2023 West Coast Teaching Excellence Award. The honour, awarded to top post secondary teachers in British Columbia and the Yukon by the BC Teaching and Learning Council (BCTLC), recognizes Dr… read more

  2. UBC student champions disability justice to win Lieutenant Governor's Medal

    May 30, 2023

    You might imagine a former pageant queen’s journey to university to be akin to a catwalk. However, UBC biology student and Miss Canada 2021 second-runner up, Rabiah Dhaliwal, found the transition to be less straightforward at times. Despite the hurdles, Dhaliwal didn’t let that stop… read more

  3. UBC’s youngest grad melds art and computer science

    May 23, 2023

    It’s graduation season. A time to celebrate the achievements of the diverse graduates crossing the stage at UBC’s spring convocation. Among them is computer science student Floria Gu—at just 18, officially the youngest student to graduate this spring. “I had a lot of… read more

  4. Saturn now leads moon race with 62 newly discovered moons

    May 11, 2023

    An international team of astronomers, including University of British Columbia researchers, has announced the discovery of 62 new moons orbiting Saturn, catapulting the planet back into first place in the Solar System’s 'moon race'.  The new discoveries mean that Saturn has not only… read more

  5. UBC planetary scientist elected to U.S. National Academy of Sciences

    May 4, 2023

    UBC planetary scientist Dr. Catherine Johnson has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Johnson is a geophysics professor with UBC’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, where she uses observatory and satellite data to probe the interior structure and history… read more

  6. Fish’s growth is not reduced by spawning

    May 2, 2023

    Contrary to what is stated in biology textbooks, the growth of fish doesn’t slow down when and because they start spawning. In fact, their growth accelerates after they reproduce, according to a new article published in Science.  “Fish don’t have to choose between growth or… read more

  7. Astronomers double the number of repeating cosmic probes

    April 26, 2023

    A Canadian-led research team has doubled the number of repeating fast radio bursts, adding 25 new ‘cosmic probes’.  Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are cosmic radio signals: extremely short, energetic pulses of radio emission emanating from space. They’re an astronomical mystery,… read more

  8. Global seahorse conservation platform celebrates citizen science milestone

    April 20, 2023

    iSeahorse, a global platform for seahorse science and conservation developed by UBC researchers, has reached a significant milestone with 10,000 observations submitted by community scientists. The 10,000th observation was made by Dennis Rabeling, a long-time and enthusiastic contributor to… read more

  9. What’s next in AI: UBC to launch advanced machine learning training network

    April 18, 2023

    A new training program housed at the University of British Columbia will help prepare graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in B.C. and Western Canada for a future driven by next generation AI and machine learning solutions. The $1.6 million Advanced Machine Learning Training Network (AML-TN… 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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