Faculty of Science
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.
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.