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.
January 23, 2013
From all-terrain, remotely operated vehicles to concrete toboggans, UBC engineering students are competing this week in two competitions for marks and bragging rights. Media are invited to cover both events.
Master switch discovery could provide road map for treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases
Media Release | January 22, 2013
Scientists trying to create drugs to treat chronic inflammation in diseases like arthritis now have a new culprit known as MMP2. New University of British Columbia research shows that this enzyme works as a master switch to activate inflammatory diseases.
January 15, 2013
Following up on a study from last year on how young men grieve for a friend who died accidentally, UBC researchers have taken their project to Whistler to examine this issue in the resort community.
Media Release | December 26, 2012
Children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Riverside.
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.