UBC graduate student discovers key to "bifocals" in mangrove fish species
A “four-eyed” fish that sees simultaneously above and below the water line has offered up a dramatic example of how gene expression allows organisms to adapt to their environment.
Jul 20, 2011
Happy guys finish last, says new study on sexual attractiveness
Women find happy guys significantly less sexually attractive than swaggering or brooding men, according to a new University of British Columbia study that helps to explain the enduring allure of “bad boys” and other iconic gender types.
May 24, 2011
Canadians find mainstream news media more trustworthy than social networks: study
The increased competition for attention in the digital era has not eroded public confidence in the mainstream news media, according to a study by researchers from UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism.
May 11, 2011
Physical and emotional health of older couples linked for better or worse, study finds
A study of older married couples that gives new meaning to the matrimonial adage “for better or worse” finds that spouses have a much greater impact on their partner’s health […]
May 4, 2011
UBC welcomes federal budget initiatives for universities
Today’s federal budget contains a range of initiatives to boost research, innovation, and the global profile of Canadian universities, said UBC President Prof. Stephen Toope.
Mar 22, 2011
Genome of blue stain fungus evolved to bypass tree defense in mountain pine beetle epidemic: UBC research
The genome of the fungus that helps mountain pine beetles infect and kill lodgepole pines has been decoded in a University of British Columbia study.
Jan 24, 2011
UBC gains $2.8 million for research infrastructure
University of British Columbia research in nanotechnology, neuroscience, social work, the environment and consumer psychology received a $2.8-million boost today from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Jan 21, 2011
Genomic ‘haircut’ makes world’s tiniest genome even smaller: UBC research
The world’s tiniest nuclear genome appears to have “snipped off the ends” of its chromosomes and evolved into a lean, mean, genome machine that infects human cells, according to research published today by University of British Columbia scientists.
Sep 20, 2010
UBC researchers call for “social offset” to tackle neglected tropical diseases
Public health and international development experts at the University of British Columbia are calling for a “social offset” mechanism to set aside a portion of research funding slated for neglected tropical diseases (NTD) to address broader social determinants of disease.
May 18, 2010
UBC gains 12 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs
The University of British Columbia will gain research strength in neuroscience, cancer screening, pediatrics, psychology, balance disorders and economics with the appointment and renewal of 12 UBC scholars as Canada […]
Mar 26, 2010
UBC project to generate clean energy and new knowledge
A first-of-its-kind bioenergy project at the University of British Columbia will generate enough clean electricity to power 1,500 homes, reduce the university’s natural gas consumption by up to12 per cent and eliminate up to 4,500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year – the equivalent of taking 1,100 cars off the road.
Feb 15, 2010
Marijuana ineffective as an Alzheimer’s treatment: UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research
The benefits of marijuana in tempering or reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease have been challenged in a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.
Feb 8, 2010
UBC receives $10.5M to map genome of sunflower family
University of British Columbia researchers have received $10.5 million in funding from Genome Canada through the Government of Canada, Genome BC and international partners to enable them to create the first reference genome of the sunflower family – work that will pinpoint agriculturally important genes and could result in a hybrid sunflower that provides both biofuel and food products.
Jan 12, 2010
Pre-Games impact study for 2010 Olympic Winter Games finds modest benefits
Early results from a comprehensive study that measures the impact of the Olympic Games during the first four years of the organizing phase finds Canada’s decision to host the 2010 […]
Dec 4, 2009
BC Cancer Agency to lead $1.3-million program evaluating medical-isotope alternatives
Together with TRIUMF and other partners, the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) has received a $1.3-million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to develop an alternative source of medical isotopes. The BC grant is the largest out of seven nationally funded projects.
Nov 9, 2009
UBC 2010 Olympic torch experts
UBC experts are available to comment on the arrival of the 2010 Winter Games Olympic torch in North America on Friday, Oct. 30.
Oct 28, 2009
UBC profs and BC Cancer Agency team decode entire genome of metastatic breast cancer
Prof. Sam Aparicio of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Canada Research Chair in Molecular Oncology, and Prof. of Medical Genetics Marco Marra, create landmark genome that illuminates cancer development and offers new hope for fighting the disease.
Oct 8, 2009
Neuroethics and the Games Lecture Helps Launch UBC 2010 Speaker Series
Media and the public are invited to a free Olympic-themed lecture tonight by Dr. Judy Illes, UBC Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics, on the powerful ethical questions raised when science is used to enhance athletic performance.
Sep 17, 2009
Centre tracks Olympic carbon footprint
On the surface, it might strike some as, well, an Olympian challenge: Tracking and forecasting the carbon footprint of the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. But that’s what a pair of recent MBA graduates from UBC have been tasked to do.
Jun 4, 2009 - by By Derek Moscato
Researchers study Olympic Games impact
Can the Olympics contribute to sustainability in Canada and around the world? We will be one step closer to knowing when the first report from the Olympic Games Impact (OGI) research project, conducted by UBC researchers, is released in June.
Apr 28, 2009 - by By Catherine Loiacono