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Media Release | December 18, 2012
UBC physicists and astronomers are part of three of the top four breakthroughs of 2012 in Physics World’s annual accounting of the greatest achievements in the field.
December 18, 2012
December 18, 2012 - by Heather Amos
Highlights of UBC media coverage in December 2012
December 18, 2012 - by A Q and A with Pierre Ouillet, Vice President, Finance; Wes Pue, Provost, UBC’s Okanagan campus; Hugh Brock, Associate Provost, Academic Innovation, UBC’s Vancouver campus
Three leaders talk about the brave new world awaiting UBC students in ten years.
December 18, 2012 - by Rosie Redfield, Professor, Dept. of Zoology and instructor of one of UBC’s first MOOCs, Useful Genetics.
Increased access may equal a complete rethink of higher education.
December 18, 2012 - by Hans Schreier, Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Planetary water shortages and the demand for more food should lead to changes in farming and exports.
December 18, 2012 - by Warren Hare, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
New technologies from UBC’s Okanagan campus are tackling the high cost of building highways.
December 18, 2012 - by Alireza Nojeh, Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
UBC researchers have discovered a potential new way to trap heat with nanotechnology that promises more efficient solar power.
December 18, 2012 - by Sarah Burke, Assistant Professor, Depts. of Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry
Organic solar cells are the basis of a new class of materials and may be the key to abundant, accessible solar energy.
December 18, 2012 - by Tim Kieffer, Head, Diabetes Research Group
The discovery of new sources of stem cells may herald the end of insulin injections.
December 18, 2012 - by Jane Roskams, Professor, UBC's Brain Research Centre and Life Sciences Institute
In the world of brain injury, a trifecta of technologies is driving the translation of research into real hope for patients, soldiers and athletes of all ages.
December 18, 2012 - by AJung Moon, PhD student, CARIS Lab
From playrooms to bedrooms to battlefields, robots are part of modern life. And they are about to create some novel dilemmas for humans.
December 18, 2012 - by Chris Harvey-Clark, Director, Animal Care Services
Larvae can clean dead tissue from wounds, and may be a more effective treatment than drugs.
December 18, 2012
Experts at the University of British Columbia once again discuss The Next Big Thing that will impact our lives. Almost every January since 2006, UBC Reports has printed researcher projections to convey the powerful possibilities of research discovery.