Prof. Westwood initiated the Veterans Transition Program,
designed to help soldeirs transition back to civilian life
– photo by Martin Dee
UBC Reports | Vol. 54 | No. 11 | Nov.
Lest We Forget…Those Who Do Return
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians
will pause for two minutes of silent tribute.
To Pooja Viswanathan, artificial intelligence is about
people creating smart tools that maximize human potential.
They may look and walk like chickens, but the two-legged
fowls at the Avian Genetic Resource Centre (AGRC) are
no ordinary birds.
Mountain pine beetles are sweeping through British Columbia’s
vast forests with highly destructive results, but their
mass attacks don’t stop at the edge of town.
It may look like a lawnmower, but a new ground-penetrating
radar (GPR) device is helping UBC researchers to find
what is hiding deep underground.
It started with the discovery of a hairpin loop in an
essential protein found in both humans and parasites.
David Beckham helped UBC business students score a winning
shot during a recent Google competition that demanded
both cyber smarts and marketing prowess.
As more and more cities jump onto the composting eco-wagon, UBC researchers are assessing whether the process has an impact on human health.