Faculty of Science
December 12, 2013
Astrophysicist Kris Sigurdson explains dark energy, one of the great mysteries of the universe.
Media Release | November 22, 2013
Three UBC ecologists who study the natural world at very different scales have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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.
October 22, 2013
Jane Roskams on what can be done to prevent head injuries in youth hockey.
Media Release | October 17, 2013
The ability of invasive plants to rapidly adapt to local climates – and potentially to climate change – may be a key factor in how quickly they spread.
October 8, 2013
Bill Milsom explains the urge to sleep through the winter as hibernation season sets in for bears and other animals.
Media Release | October 2, 2013
Seven UBC professors were inducted into the Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada.
September 25, 2013
As Breaking Bad sets to air its final episode on Sept. 29, UBC Chemistry Professor Michael Wolf talks about the hit show’s depiction of chemistry.
Media Release | September 25, 2013
Oxygen appeared in the atmosphere up to 700 million years earlier than we previously thought.
September 3, 2013 - by Loren Plottel
Flexible learning, has many components, one of which is to blend technology and online tools together with more traditional classroom elements. The “flipped classroom” model, for example, provides students access to pre-recorded lectures, reading and other course materials in advance and uses class time for active learning activities.
Media Release | August 30, 2013
UBC astronomers have discovered the first Trojan asteroid sharing the orbit of Uranus.
Media Release | August 4, 2013
Marine species are migrating toward the poles as much as 12 times faster than land-based species as a result of the warming climate, according to a new study.
Media Release | July 25, 2013
UBC researchers have apprehended tiny, elusive parasites that have plagued oysters from B.C. to California.
July 18, 2013
UBC astronomers have used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to discover new insights into the formation of the Milky Way.
July 16, 2013
A landmark single-cell genomic study of micro-organisms is underscoring B.C.’s role as an ‘oasis’ of biodiversity.
July 15, 2013
Truth of the matter UBC doctoral student Eric Michael Johnson writes that “science is not concerned with truth, it is concerned with doubt.” Read more…
Media Release | July 9, 2013
University of British Columbia researchers have developed a vaccine to halt the spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) among common and endangered bird species.
June 7, 2013 - by Corey Allen
The 10th anniversary of Canada’s first space telescope could have you doing more than just wishing upon a star – you could be taking 100,000 snapshots of it – for free.
Media Release | April 3, 2013
Chinese fishing boats catch about US$11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond their country’s own waters each year – and most of it goes unreported, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.
Media Release | March 21, 2013
The Planck Space Telescope has produced the best map ever made of the most ancient light in the Universe, with help from a Canadian team led by University of British Columbia Prof. Douglas Scott and University of Toronto Prof. J. Richard Bond.