Faculty of Applied Science
Get ready for the Big One
As the province gets ready to ShakeOut on Oct. 17, applied science prof Carlos Ventura discusses the risk of earthquakes in B.C.
Oct 15, 2013
New technology can prevent cellular overload, dropped calls
A UBC graduate student has developed a solution to ensure that calls don’t get dropped and texts make it to their destination.
Oct 11, 2013
Researchers hope film sparks school dialogue on marijuana use
A new film based on a UBC research project will soon be used as an educational resource by the Vancouver School Board to get high school students talking about marijuana use.
Oct 2, 2013
Water, water everywhere
UBC engineers are working with First Nations communities to improve access to clean water.
Sep 25, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Anti-homophobia measures reduce binge drinking for all students
Canadian high schools with long-standing anti-homophobia policies or gay-straight alliances (GSAs) have a positive effect on gay and straight students’ problem alcohol use.
Aug 15, 2013
Prof. George Sawatzky says UBC physicists are helping develop quantum materials that will usher in the next generation of information technology.
Aug 7, 2013 - by Eric Mills
Sex and B.C. East Asian teenagers
A new UBC study shows that most East Asian adolescents in B.C. are not sexually active, but those who are may engage in high-risk sexual behaviours.
Jul 17, 2013
The inaugural UBC Reports Most Likely to Change the World contest received 45 nominations from students, faculty and staff across both campuses.
May 1, 2013
Vancouver campus deploys new $5.1M ‘smart grid’ energy storage system
UBC President Stephen Toope today unveiled a new energy storage system, or prototype smart grid, created in partnership with Alpha Technologies Ltd. and Corvus Energy.
Apr 19, 2013
Student helps First Nations bring parenting values to life
Aftab Erfan was intrigued when she learned that a Vancouver Island First Nation band had approached UBC’s School of Community & Regional Planning (SCARP) for help drafting and implementing their community plan.
Apr 8, 2013
Against all odds
Monica Pearson wades into the chilly waters of the Fraser River to save Canada’s last 300 Oregon spotted frog breeding females
Apr 3, 2013 - by By Brian Lin
Engineering students demo ultra fuel-efficient cars
The UBC Supermileage Team will demonstrate two cars in advance of the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition for ultra energy-efficient vehicles
Mar 18, 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
Mining the possibilities
How UBC engineers are leading a more sustainable approach to resource extraction
Feb 6, 2013 - by Brian Lin
UBC Engineering hosts two competitions this week showcasing students’ design ingenuity
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.
Jan 23, 2013
Live for the Moment: A research-based photo exhibit about life, death, and young men
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.
Jan 15, 2013
UBC and Fraunhofer Society enter $4.9 million clean energy partnership
A $4.9-million research partnership between UBC and Germany’s Fraunhofer Society – Europe’s largest applied research institution – will advance clean energy research in five critical areas, from wind energy to zero emission vehicles.
Jan 15, 2013
UBC engineering students test 200-lb, 214-mpg car before international Shell competition
The UBC Supermileage Team will be testing its ultra light and super fuel efficient vehicle, the “Argo,” prior to an international competition in Houston, Texas.
Mar 15, 2012
UBC researcher invents “lab on a chip” device to study malaria
University of British Columbia researcher Hongshen Ma has developed a simple and accurate device to study malaria, a disease that currently affects 500 million people per year worldwide and claims a million lives.
Feb 28, 2012
UBC researchers invent new drug delivery device to treat diabetes-related vision loss
A team of engineers and scientists at the University of British Columbia has developed a device that can be implanted behind the eye for controlled and on-demand release of drugs to treat retinal damage caused by diabetes.
Jun 29, 2011