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May 5, 2016
Five UBC projects that support hands-on learning, including an Aboriginal science camp, have received funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience Program. Two UBC Science initiatives will receive a total of $135,000 over a period of three years...
May 4, 2016
Stickleback fish are able to adapt their vision to new environments in less than 10,000 years, a blink of the eye in evolutionary terms, according to new research by University of British Columbia biodiversity experts. “This is a very short time scale for large changes in colour vision to evolve,”...
April 25, 2016
Harry Brumer’s focus is the development of better forest products. The UBC biochemist recently received funding from NSERC to support his enzyme genomic research, which will advance the development of new technology for cellulose-fibre modification. Brumer’s lab is also celebrating the arrival of...
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...

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