Media Release | May 7, 2013
Media Release | April 15, 2013
A rare double-barrier reef in the Philippines is facing grave threats and urgently needs increased protection, according to new photographic evidence released today by a team of marine conservationists and photographers organized by Project Seahorse, a partnership of the University of British Columbia and the Zoological Society of London.
Media Release | March 15, 2013
Thousands of Bangladeshi infants born with clubfoot – in which the feet are turned inward and downward – will be cured of the debilitating condition, thanks to a project led by two University of British Columbia professors, and supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
March 6, 2013
A year in the life of a Three Minute Thesis finalist
Baillie Redfern’s 2012 entry to UBC’s annual competition was on whale barf and perfume
February 6, 2013 - by Brian Lin
How UBC engineers are leading a more sustainable approach to resource extraction
Media Release | November 23, 2012
The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University will lead an international coalition to help developing countries benefit from their natural resources in environmentally and socially responsible ways.
Top Canadian, Indian institutions form $30M partnership to improve water and infrastructure safety, eradicate diseases
Media Release | November 6, 2012
Scientists from the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Toronto and 11 leading institutions in India are joining forces to tackle urgent issues in both countries with a $30-million partnership.
Media Release | October 10, 2012
Researchers from the University of British Columbia’s Project Seahorse today released the first-ever footage of a little-known seahorse species.
Media Release | September 10, 2012
Researchers with the Neglected Global Diseases Initiative (NGDI) at the University of British Columbia have attracted more than $20 million in funding to find ways to eliminate diseases and conditions that kill millions of people in developing countries worldwide.
Media Release | July 3, 2012
Unfair and exploitative political agreements allow Europeans to eat fish from the plates of developing countries, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers.
Media Release | June 20, 2012
The University of British Columbia and Helen Keller International of Cambodia have received $2.9 million from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) for research to increase and diversify food production and nutrition for small, rural households in Cambodia.
Media Release | June 6, 2012
The loss of biological diversity is increasingly threatening the planet’s ability to provide humans with life’s essentials: food, water, fodder, fertile soils, and protection from pests and disease, according to a sweeping review of 20 years of research by an international team of ecologists, including biologists from the University of British Columbia.
Media Release | June 5, 2012
A drug delivery system developed through the University of British Columbia’s Neglected Global Diseases Initiative and licensed to iCo Therapeutics Inc. will receive $1.1 million from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) for clinical development as a treatment for HIV patients.
May 31, 2012
Anti-inflammatory agents developed by UBC microbiologist Robert Hancock, used in combination with anti-malarial drugs, have been shown to boost survival rates of severe malaria by as much as 50 per cent.