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
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
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
Thirteen Canada Research Chairs valued at $11 million appointed at UBC
University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from physical therapy, to conservation ecology, to climate change received a boost today with the appointment, advancement or renewal of 13 Canada Research Chairs.
Oct 12, 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
Ultra-fast laser pulses shed light on elusive superconducting mechanism: UBC research
An international team that includes UBC physicists has used ultra-fast laser pulses to identify the microscopic interactions that drive high-temperature superconductivity.
Apr 2, 2012
Picky females promote diversity: UBC-IIASA study
Picky females play a critical role in the survival and diversity of species, according to a Nature study by researchers from the University of British Columbia and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria.
Apr 1, 2012
Neuroethicist recommends guidelines on reporting research incidental findings
UBC Neurology Prof. Judy Illes is among 25 international leading researchers recommending the handling of incidental findings in genomic research in a paper published online today in the journal Genetics in Medicine.
Mar 21, 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
Greenland ice sheet flow driven by short-term weather extremes, not gradual warming: UBC research
Sudden changes in the volume of meltwater contribute more to the acceleration – and eventual loss – of the Greenland ice sheet than the gradual increase of temperature, according to a UBC study.
Dec 8, 2010
UBC gains $20M in 29 Canada Research Chairs
Research at the University of British Columbia has received a $20-million boost with the appointment and renewal of 29 Canada Research Chairs (CRC) last week.
Dec 1, 2010
UBC, Max Planck formalize partnership among world’s top quantum physicists
The University of British Columbia today forged a formal partnership with the Max Planck Society, Germany’s foremost basic research institution and home to 32 Nobel prizes.
Oct 4, 2010
UBC study offers ethical and cost-effective strategy for managing MRI incidental findings
The increasing number of incidental findings in brain imaging can be managed ethically and cost-effectively by screening study participants based on gender, age and family history, according to University of British Columbia researchers.
Jun 17, 2010
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
Marijuana ineffective as an Alzheimer’s treatment: UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research
The benefits of marijuana in tempering or reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease have been challenged in a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.
Feb 8, 2010