February 12, 2014
A video series illustrating the science of stem cells has won honourable mention in the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
Media Release | February 3, 2014
Three UBC scientists have received some of the top academic prizes available from NSERC.
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 11, 2013
UBC researchers have discovered a potential new pathway to treat cancer by asking some odd questions about the size of animals.
June 26, 2013
Amanda Vincent of Project Seahorse discusses Japan’s rejection of CITES trade regulation for sharks and the perils of overfishing.
Media Release | May 23, 2013
A University of British Columbia engineer and a team of U.S. researchers have made a breakthrough utilizing spray-on technology that could revolutionize the way optical lenses are made and used.
Media Release | March 12, 2013
Babies have a dark side under their cute exteriors, according to UBC study that finds infants as young as nine months embrace those who pick on individuals who are different from them.
Media Release | February 4, 2013
To predict whether a problem drinker will hit the bottle again, ignore what they say and watch their body language for displays of shame, a new UBC study finds.
Media Release | January 24, 2013
$11M UBC-led CHIME project to attempt largest survey of observable universe
Construction is now under way in Penticton, B.C. on Canada’s largest radio telescope – and the first research telescope to be built in the country in more than 30 years.
Media Release | December 19, 2012
From medical maggots to ethical robots, this year’s ten predictions are an eclectic mix of the unusual, unexpected, and hopeful.
Media Release | December 19, 2012
Finding the next Barack Obama or Warren Buffett might be as simple as looking at who attracts the most eyes in a crowd, a new UBC study finds.
Media Release | October 16, 2012
The humble fruit fly may have something to teach us about forgoing empty calories for more nutritional ones – especially when we’re hungry.
Media Release | October 8, 2012
Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Harvard University and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital.
July 27, 2012
UBC medical researcher Babak Shadgan, Iran’s first accredited sports physician, is supporting the health and safety of athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Media Release | June 26, 2012
University of British Columbia students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of geochemistry, quantum sciences, and information and communication technology systems received a $4.9-million boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
June 14, 2012
UBC experts are available to comment on the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil (June 20-22), including two researchers who will attend in person.
Media Release | May 17, 2012
New research by psychologists at three North American universities, including the University of British Columbia, finds that parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning from life than non-parents.
Media Release | April 26, 2012
A new University of British Columbia study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.
Media Release | April 10, 2012
The most dramatic new developments in science are taking place among nations in the Asia-Pacific and the phenomenon is changing the dynamic of science around the globe, according to three science and academic leaders from the U.S., Canada and Singapore.
Media Release | March 13, 2012
The University of British Columbia has gained research strength in neuroscience, biotechnology, astronomy, anthropology and climate science with the appointment or renewal of nine UBC scholars as Canada Research Chairs.