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June 6, 2016
New research from the University of British Columbia finds that rogue fishing vessels are able to secure insurance including those that have been flagged by international watchdogs for unlawful activity. “Restricting access to insurance could play a major role in ending illegal fishing, and right...
May 30, 2016
Michelle Kunimoto’s bachelor degree in physics and astronomy sent her on a journey out of this world—and led to the discovery of four new worlds beyond our solar system. The planets, designated “planet candidates” until independently confirmed, are exciting discoveries. Two are the size of Earth,...
May 25, 2016
UBC researchers Michael Wolf and Sean Graham will assume the leadership of the departments of Chemistry and Botany respectively, starting July 1, 2016. Wolf specializes in inorganic and organic materials chemistry, and has served as the Department of Chemistry’s graduate academic advisor and as a...
May 24, 2016
The University of British Columbia has received more than $27 million in funding from the provincial government for a number of research projects, announced today by Honourable Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services. The investment from the BC Knowledge and...
May 16, 2016
TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics housed at UBC, has launched a branch office in Japan, cementing ties with the nation’s high-energy accelerator cluster. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science, announced the partnership between Canada and...
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...

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