Faculty of Science
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.
Media Release | May 8, 2014
A genomic investigation by UBC researchers has revealed that a lethal parasite infecting a wide range of insects actually originated from pond scum, but has completely shed its green past on its evolutionary journey.
May 6, 2014
An international team of astrophysicists has released an unprecedented map of the entire sky that charts the magnetic field shaping the Milky Way galaxy and helps in our understanding of the birth of the universe.
March 21, 2014
Ahead of World TB Day on March 24, UBC researcher Charles Thompson discusses the impact of the deadly disease at home and abroad.
Media Release | March 10, 2014
Climate change may test lizards’ famous ability to tolerate the heat, making habitat protection vital, according to a new study by UBC and international biodiversity experts.
Media Release | February 24, 2014
New UBC study identifies an important molecular change that occurs in the brain when we learn and remember.
February 18, 2014
UBC researchers explain how climate change is exposing Arctic whales and other marine mammals to deadly pathogens.
Media Release | February 15, 2014
Three UBC ecologists have been inducted as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Media Release | February 13, 2014
UBC scientists have discovered an infectious parasite in Arctic Beluga, prompting a health advisory to the Inuit people who eat whale meat.
January 30, 2014 - by Brian Lin
How the UBC creators of AutoStitch revolutionized computer vision and sparked a spinoff tsunami.
Media Release | January 28, 2014
Increasingly extreme swings in temperature may put some insects at higher risk than previously thought, a UBC-Yale study finds.
January 19, 2014
UBC researchers have discovered the genetic machinery that turns a common gut bacterium into the Swiss Army knife of the digestive tract.
January 14, 2014 - by Heather Amos with files from Ally Quinney
Understanding how our immune system responds to multiple infections may lead to more effective, coordinated immunotherapy.
Media Release | January 5, 2014
A newly discovered system of two white dwarf stars and a superdense pulsar is enabling astronomers to probe a range of cosmic mysteries, including the very nature of gravity itself.
Media Release | December 19, 2013
UBC researchers have discovered a prevalent electronic state that controls the behaviour of high-temperature superconducting copper-oxide ceramics.
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.