Faculty of Science
Media Release | May 5, 2017
A UBC computer scientist has invented a unique desk light that automatically switches from green to red when you are ‘in the zone’ and shouldn’t be disturbed by colleagues.
Media Release | May 3, 2017
UBC computer scientists are examining exactly how skin folds, stretches, wrinkles and bounces, with the goal of creating a realistic computer model of the human body.
Media Release | March 13, 2017
UBC is poised to accelerate cybersecurity and financial risk research in Canada and beyond, thanks to a $2-million donation from Scotiabank.
Media Release | November 22, 2016
A rare microbe that was once thought to be insignificant has turned out to be one of the most abundant single-celled hunters in the ocean, and a team of researchers led by UBC have captured the first glimpse of these elusive predators.
Media Release | August 30, 2016
Closing the high seas to fishing could increase fish catches in coastal waters by 10 per cent, helping people cope with the expected losses of fish due to climate change.
Media Release | August 4, 2016
Spiders living together in colonies of tens of thousands can go extinct from sharing food equitably, finds new UBC research.
Media Release | July 28, 2016
Scientists from the University of British Columbia have shown that there is a genetic basis to the migratory routes flown by songbirds, and have narrowed in on a relatively small cluster of genes that may govern the behaviour.
Media Release | July 18, 2016
Hummingbirds are among nature’s most agile fliers. They can travel faster than 50 kilometres per hour and stop on a dime to navigate through dense vegetation.
Media Release | 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.
Media Release | 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
March 4, 2016
More than 400 high school students and teachers from across B.C. will compete in the 38th annual UBC Physics Olympics
Media Release | February 23, 2016
Just three years after crayfish were introduced to a B.C. lake, two species of fish that had existed in the lake for thousands of years were suddenly extinct. But it’s what took their place that has scientists fascinated.
February 11, 2016
A UBC professor is available to speak about today’s announcement that a team of scientists detected gravitational waves. The discovery supports some of the unproven parts of Einstein’s Theory of […]
Media Release | February 9, 2016
UBC received a $27.2-million boost today when 31 professors were appointed Canada Research Chairs.
Media Release | September 30, 2015
New research finds that infants can be protected from getting asthma if they acquire four types of gut bacteria by three months of age.
Media Release | September 9, 2015
An isolated, iron-rich bay in the heart of East Africa is offering scientists a rare glimpse back into Earth’s primitive marine environment, and supports theories that tiny microbes created some of the world’s largest ore deposits billions of years ago.
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.