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  1. UBC material scientist receives prestigious U.S. Sloan Fellowship

    February 15, 2023

    UBC researcher Dr. Alannah Hallas—an expert on developing new quantum materials through high-pressure synthesis—has been named a 2023 Sloan Research Fellow. The two-year, $75,000  (US) fellowships are awarded to rising stars in fundamental research who have the “potential to… read more

  2. Grassroots effort champions inclusive language in science

    February 14, 2023

    A new grassroots effort—announced this month in Trends in Ecology and Evolution—is calling for a reevaluation of some terminology used in ecology and evolutionary biology (EEB) to make it more inclusive and precise. The initiative, the EEB Language Project was launched by like-minded… read more

  3. UBC fisheries researcher named 2022 AAAS fellow

    February 1, 2023

    Dr. Rashid Sumaila, a leading interdisciplinary fisheries economist, has been elected to the latest class of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows. The fellowship, granted by the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of… read more

  4. UBC biologist wins prize for research on ‘dazzling’ explosions of evolution

    January 27, 2023

    UBC evolutionary biologist Dr. Dolph Schluter has been awarded the Crafoord Prize in Biosciences by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS) and the Crafoord Foundation for his research into the role of natural selection in adaptive radiation and the origin of species. The Crafoord Prize,… read more

  5. Toxic toilet paper and long-lasting chemicals found in endangered killer whales

    January 12, 2023

    A chemical used in the production of toilet paper and 'forever chemicals' have been found in the bodies of orcas in B.C. , including the endangered southern resident killer whales. The Institute for the Ocean and Fisheries at UBC, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Food, and Fisheries… read more

  6. UBC Biodiversity Research Centre welcomes new leadership

    January 11, 2023

    Marine ecologist Dr. Mary O’Connor has been appointed director of UBC’s Biodiversity Research Centre (BRC), effective January 1, 2023. Dr. O’Connor, who previously served as the Centre’s associate director, investigates the adaptive capacity of biodiversity and ecosystem… read more

  7. UBC Science Best of 2022

    December 15, 2022

    As 2022 comes to a close, we look back at some of the significant research and teaching advances to come out of UBC Science over the past year. Our scientists pushed the envelope in new materials, chemistry, the life and computational sciences, space exploration, and more. We wish you a happy,… read more

  8. How intensive agriculture turned a wild plant into a pervasive weed

    December 8, 2022

    New research in Science is showing how the rise of modern agriculture has turned a North American native plant, common waterhemp, into a problematic agricultural weed. An international team led by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) compared 187 waterhemp samples from modern… read more

  9. New branch on tree of life includes 'lions of the microbial world'

    December 7, 2022

    There’s a new branch on the tree of life and it’s made up of predators that nibble their prey to death. These microbial predators fall into two groups, one of which researchers have dubbed "nibblerids" because they, well, nibble chunks off their prey using tooth-like structures. The… read more

  10. Is road salt killing salmon?

    November 3, 2022

    UBC researchers led by Dr. Patricia Schulte, Dr. Chris Wood and Dr. Colin Brauner are joining forces with community groups to find out if road salt in streams could be harming Pacific salmon. They are investigating the seasonal impact of road salt in more than 20 streams around the Lower Mainland… read more

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