Faculty of Science
Media Release | July 21, 2015
Compared to its celestial neighbours Venus and Mars, Earth is a pretty habitable place. So how did we get so lucky? A new study sheds light on the improbable evolutionary path that enabled Earth to sustain life.
June 26, 2015
Ultra-marathoner and quantum physicist Jennifer Hoffman joins UBC as new CERC.
Media Release | May 20, 2015
UBC students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of biological engineering and bioinformatics have received $3.3 million in grants from NSERC.
Media Release | May 7, 2015
New data from MESSENGER, the spacecraft that orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet a week ago, reveals Mercury’s magnetic field is almost four billion years old.
April 21, 2015
While most of Canada spent February and March buried under snowdrifts, the west coast has been enjoying cherry blossoms and balmy breezes for weeks.
Media Release | February 12, 2015
Closing the high seas to commercial fishing could distribute fisheries income more equitably among the world’s maritime nations.
December 11, 2014
A UBC expert discusses why there has been a rapid decline in women entering computer science.
November 19, 2014
A UBC mathematician talks about some of British cryptologist Alan Turing’s lesser-known work ahead of a new biopic.
Media Release | November 3, 2014
More than half of ships involved in the 100 largest oil spills of the past three decades were registered in states with poor marine safety records.
Media Release | October 23, 2014
A new test could help physicians predict within an hour if a patient will develop severe sepsis so they can begin treatment immediately.
October 20, 2014
If a mysterious disease keeps spreading, we may no longer see sea stars along the seashore
Media Release | October 16, 2014
Global declines in carnivore populations could embolden plant eaters to increasingly dine on succulent vegetation, driving losses in plant and tree biodiversity.
Media Release | October 10, 2014
Large numbers of fish will disappear from the tropics by 2050, finds a new UBC study that examined the impact of climate change on fish stocks.
Media Release | October 2, 2014
UBC students will be the first in Canada to be able to study toward a bachelor degree in arts and sciences while also earning a Master of Management.
Media Release | August 13, 2014
UBC computer scientists unveil a new graphics system that can easily produce complex 3-D shapes from simple professional sketches.
August 5, 2014 - by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Using chisels, blowtorches and cameras, three UBC researchers turn their passion for science into objets d’art.
Media Release | July 2, 2014
A new biosensor invented at UBC could help optimize bio-refining processes that produce fuels, fine chemicals and advanced materials.
June 25, 2014 - by Basil Waugh
Whether at Facebook, Google or local charities, students are discovering work they love through UBC’s co-op program.
May 28, 2014 - by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Since the halcyon days of the early 80s’ PC revolution, the number of females studying computer science has declined steeply. This summer, a band of dedicated UBC student volunteers is partnering with software giant SAP to reverse the trend.
Media Release | May 26, 2014
UBC researchers have discovered that so-called ‘sticky synapses’ in the brain can impair new learning by excessively hard-wiring old memories and inhibiting our ability to adapt to our changing environment.