Canada Research Chair
Media Release | March 28, 2014
Research ranging from Latin poetry to neuroethics at UBC has received an $8.5 million boost in federal funding for eight professors appointed or renewed as Canada Research Chairs.
March 20, 2014 - by Heather Amos
Pharmacy professor Brian Cairns is tracking intriguing leads in his search for pain relief.
February 6, 2014
Physical activity can slow cognitive decline, says UBC physical therapist.
January 3, 2014 - by Heather Amos
Inexpensive, pain-free micro needles are about to change how we receive injections, and hold promise for many other uses.
Media Release | November 15, 2013
Research across all disciplines at the University of British Columbia received a $12 million boost in federal funding with more than a dozen professors newly appointed or renewed as Canada Research Chairs.
Media Release | March 15, 2013
University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from Indigenous literature, to nanotechnology, to evolutionary biology received a boost today with the appointment and renewal of eight Canada Research Chairs.
March 6, 2013
A year in the life of a Three Minute Thesis finalist
Baillie Redfern’s 2012 entry to UBC’s annual competition was on whale barf and perfume
Media Release | December 3, 2012
A scientist at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health has identified the molecule that controls a scissor-like protein responsible for the production of plaques – the telltale sign of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Widely prescribed MS treatment may not slow progression of disease: Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC Research
Media Release | July 17, 2012
Researchers with the UBC Hospital MS Clinic and Brain Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia have published important data in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the impact of a common drug therapy on the progression of multiple sclerosis for people with the relapse-remitting form of the disease.
May 31, 2012
Anti-inflammatory agents developed by UBC microbiologist Robert Hancock, used in combination with anti-malarial drugs, have been shown to boost survival rates of severe malaria by as much as 50 per cent.
Media Release | October 12, 2011
Six new Canada Research Chairs have been appointed at the University of British Columbia and 11 more have been renewed, infusing $12.1 million into research at the university.
Media Release | May 18, 2010
Public health and international development experts at the University of British Columbia are calling for a “social offset” mechanism to set aside a portion of research funding slated for neglected tropical diseases (NTD) to address broader social determinants of disease.
Media Release | January 12, 2010
University of British Columbia researchers have received $10.5 million in funding from Genome Canada through the Government of Canada, Genome BC and international partners to enable them to create the first reference genome of the sunflower family – work that will pinpoint agriculturally important genes and could result in a hybrid sunflower that provides both biofuel and food products.