Canada Research Chair
UBC chemist helps create new compostable coffee pod
New compostable pods made of specially engineered plant-based materials break down fully in 35 days in municipal composting.
Feb 22, 2021
Astronomers discover new distant dwarf planet beyond Neptune
An international team of astronomers including researchers from the University of British Columbia have discovered a new dwarf planet orbiting in the disk of small icy worlds beyond Neptune.
Jul 11, 2016
UBC receives $27 million from federal government to support researchers
UBC received a $27.2-million boost today when 31 professors were appointed Canada Research Chairs.
Feb 9, 2016
UBC gets $8.5M boost for eight Canada Research Chairs
Research ranging from Latin poetry to neuroethics at UBC has received an $8.5 million boost in federal funding for eight professors appointed or renewed as Canada Research Chairs.
Mar 28, 2014
The quest to cure chronic pain
Pharmacy professor Brian Cairns is tracking intriguing leads in his search for pain relief.
Mar 20, 2014 - by Heather Amos
How exercise can boost brain power
Physical activity can slow cognitive decline, says UBC physical therapist.
Feb 6, 2014
No pain, great gain
Inexpensive, pain-free micro needles are about to change how we receive injections, and hold promise for many other uses.
Jan 3, 2014 - by Heather Amos
15 Canada Research Chairs valued at $12M for UBC
Research across all disciplines at the University of British Columbia received a $12 million boost in federal funding with more than a dozen professors newly appointed or renewed as Canada Research Chairs.
Nov 15, 2013
Eight Canada Research Chairs valued at $4.5M appointed at UBC
University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from Indigenous literature, to nanotechnology, to evolutionary biology received a boost today with the appointment and renewal of eight Canada Research Chairs.
Mar 15, 2013
A year in the life of a Three Minute Thesis finalist
Baillie Redfern’s 2012 entry to UBC’s annual competition was on whale barf and perfume
Mar 6, 2013
Alzheimer's researcher reveals a protein's dual destructiveness – and therapeutic potential
A scientist at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health has identified the molecule that controls a scissor-like protein responsible for the production of plaques – the telltale sign of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Dec 3, 2012
Widely prescribed MS treatment may not slow progression of disease: Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC Research
Researchers with the UBC Hospital MS Clinic and Brain Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia have published important data in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the impact of a common drug therapy on the progression of multiple sclerosis for people with the relapse-remitting form of the disease.
Jul 17, 2012
New malaria treatment approach shown effective
Anti-inflammatory agents developed by UBC microbiologist Robert Hancock, used in combination with anti-malarial drugs, have been shown to boost survival rates of severe malaria by as much as 50 per cent.
May 31, 2012
Six new Canada Research Chairs appointed at UBC
Six new Canada Research Chairs have been appointed at the University of British Columbia and 11 more have been renewed, infusing $12.1 million into research at the university.
Oct 12, 2011
UBC researchers call for “social offset” to tackle neglected tropical diseases
Public health and international development experts at the University of British Columbia are calling for a “social offset” mechanism to set aside a portion of research funding slated for neglected tropical diseases (NTD) to address broader social determinants of disease.
May 18, 2010
UBC receives $10.5M to map genome of sunflower family
University of British Columbia researchers have received $10.5 million in funding from Genome Canada through the Government of Canada, Genome BC and international partners to enable them to create the first reference genome of the sunflower family – work that will pinpoint agriculturally important genes and could result in a hybrid sunflower that provides both biofuel and food products.
Jan 12, 2010