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Editors: Experts Discuss 2010 Games at UBC Student Olympic Conference

Media and the public are invited to join Olympic leaders, anti-poverty advocates, politicians, academics and athletes at the UBC Student Olympic Conference (SOC 2010) on Jan. 31, 2009. Speakers include […]

Surgical Implants Coated with One of "Nature’s Antibiotics" Could Prevent Infection: UBC Study

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered a mimic of one of “nature’s antibiotics” that can be used to coat medical devices to prevent infection and rejection. The […]

UBC This Week | Jan. 29, 2009

UBC Feature Web Site Focus on People: www.focusonpeople.ubc.ca UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This […]

Billion-Year Revision of Plant Evolution Timeline May Stem From Discovery of Lignin in Seaweed

Land plants’ ability to sprout upward through the air, unsupported except by their own woody tissues, has long been considered one of the characteristics separating them from aquatic plants, which […]

Inkheart Monster Powered by UBC Animation Research

Animation research by a University of British Columbia computer scientist is playing a key role in the new adventure film Inkheart, starring Brendan Fraser and Oscar-winning actor Helen Mirren, in […]

UBC This Week | Jan. 22, 2009

UBC Feature Web Site Department of Linguistics: www.linguistics.ubc.ca UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This […]

UBC Receives Close to $3.5 Million for 31 Research Projects from CFI

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and its affiliated teaching hospitals received close to $3.45 million for 31 research projects from Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). “We welcome the […]

Students Living in Canadian University Libraries for Next 10 Days

Two undergraduate students are living in UBC’s library for the next 10 days as part of a national campaign to raise support, awareness and funds for global literacy. 24-hour Webcam: […]

UBC Commentators for Inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama

UBC experts are available to comment on the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama, his administration’s policy directions, and their impact on Canadians. Significance of Obama Election Prof. Paul Quirk […]

UBC Researcher Gives First-ever Estimate of Worldwide Fish Biomass and Impact on Climate Change

Are there really plenty of fish in the sea? University of British Columbia fisheries researcher Villy Christensen gives the first-ever estimate of total fish biomass in our oceans: Two billion […]

UBC This Week | Jan. 15, 2009

UBC Feature Web Site UBC Continuing Studies: www.cstudies.ubc.ca UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This […]

Study Finds High Rates of Street Involved and Marginalized Aboriginal Youth in BC

Teens and communities call for more services for families, youth A report released today provides a detailed analysis of the experience of marginalized and street involved Aboriginal youth in B.C. […]

Vol. 55 | No. 1

Photo illustration by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 55 | No. 1 | Jan. 8, 2009 For the fourth year, UBC Reports has asked a handful of researchers to […]

The Age of the Cyborg

Photo illustration by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 55 | No. 1 | Jan. 8, 2009 By Göran Fernlund And Chad Sinclair Associate Professors Dept. of Materials Engineering The […]

In the News

Tetraplegic Don Danbrook demostrates a prototype BCI recording cap – photo courtesy of ICORD UBC Reports | Vol. 55 | No. 1 | Jan. 8, 2009 Highlights of UBC Media […]

Mortality Rates Higher for Heart Disease Patients in Poorer B.C. Neighbourhoods

Heart disease patients living in poorer areas of B.C. are up to twice as likely to die from chronic diseases than patients living in better-off areas, a University of British […]

The Autonomous Taxi: Safe, Driverless Cars and Automated Commuter Systems Are Now Within the Realm of Possibility

Assoc. Prof. W.G. Dunford says automated cars are possible with advanced guidance technology – photo by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 55 | No. 1 | Jan. 8, 2009 […]

Real Nuclear Disarmament

Expert Wade Huntley sees several possible steps toward disarmament in 2009 – photo by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 55 | No. 1 | Jan. 8, 2009 By Wade […]

Observing the Formation of New Planets

ALMA’s location in the Atacama Desert is one of the highest, driest places on Earth – image courtesy of NRAO/AUI and Computer Graphics by ESO UBC Reports | Vol. 55 […]

Directing Objects With Your Mind

Tetraplegic Don Danbrook demostrates a prototype BCI recording cap – photo courtesy of ICORD UBC Reports | Vol. 55 | No. 1 | Jan. 8, 2009 By Dr. John Steeves […]