UBC researchers receive $3.5 million in federal funding
Research into forest renewal, quantum computer nanotechnology, solar power, high-tech manufacturing, forestry products and the Subarctic ocean climate got a boost today.
Mar 1, 2016
UBC scientists receive nearly $33M in NSERC funding
Scientists across an array of faculties at UBC will receive a combined a total of nearly $33 million in grants, fellowships and scholarships, NSERC announced today.
Jun 22, 2015
NSERC awards UBC $3.3 million to train young researchers of tomorrow
UBC students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of biological engineering and bioinformatics have received $3.3 million in grants from NSERC.
May 20, 2015
UBC Engineering enrolls record number of women in 2014
The number of women registered in first-year engineering undergraduate programs at the University of British Columbia is on the rise, up 61 per cent since 2010.
Feb 20, 2015
UBC research receives $2.2M in grants from NSERC
Research into salmon, clean drinking water, river ecosystems, and wireless networks at UBC received a $2.2 million boost in funding from NSERC.
Feb 10, 2015
Math research gets $6.25M in NSERC funding
The Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences has been awarded $6.25 million in funding from NSERC.
Jul 24, 2014
Nanomaterials and isotope researchers awarded $3.3 million
UBC researchers studying nanomaterials and isotopes received a $3.3 million boost in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
May 16, 2014
Add magnesium to travel light
New lightweight magnesium car parts are helping to cut down emissions.
Mar 26, 2014 - by Heather Amos
UBC scientists receive three national research prizes
Three UBC scientists have received some of the top academic prizes available from NSERC.
Feb 3, 2014
UBC awarded $9M in research funds to tackle societal challenges
UBC research in fish ecology, oil sands, energy efficient buildings and wearable electronics received a $9-million boost today through NSERC.
Jan 9, 2014
UBC engineers are developing technology to turn rigid electronics into garments that move with you.
Jan 9, 2014 - by Heather Amos
Young researchers receive $4.8 million boost
Thirty-three doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows have received $4.8 million in funding through Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Oct 3, 2013
Tune in to clean wood
With the same technology that carries tunes through the airwaves into your old AM/FM radio, Stavros Avramidis decontaminates wood. It’s a new solution to an old problem.
Jun 17, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Fruit fly’s ‘sweet tooth’ short-lived: UBC research
The humble fruit fly may have something to teach us about forgoing empty calories for more nutritional ones – especially when we’re hungry.
Oct 16, 2012
Backpack-toting birds help UBC researchers reveal migratory divide, conservation hotspots
By outfitting two British Columbia subspecies of Swainson’s thrushes with penny-sized, state-of-the-art geolocators, University of British Columbia researchers have been able to map their wildly divergent migration routes and pinpoint conservation hotspots.
Sep 25, 2012
NSERC awards UBC $4.9 million to train young researchers
University of British Columbia students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of geochemistry, quantum sciences, and information and communication technology systems received a $4.9-million boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Jun 26, 2012
Loss of biodiversity a growing threat to human life: UBC, University of Michigan Research
The loss of biological diversity is increasingly threatening the planet’s ability to provide humans with life’s essentials: food, water, fodder, fertile soils, and protection from pests and disease, according to a sweeping review of 20 years of research by an international team of ecologists, including biologists from the University of British Columbia.
Jun 6, 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
UBC researcher part of $4-million NSERC effort to measure and plan for Arctic climate change
A UBC Arctic expert will help to identify the impacts of the rapid environmental changes in Canada’s North and develop an adaptation strategy, as part of a team of researchers that has received a $4-million grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Sep 9, 2011
UBC and Toyota receive federal funds to re-invent wheel manufacturing
The University of British Columbia and Toyota have received a federal grant to develop a new process for producing stronger, lighter and lower-cost aluminum wheels. The Natural Sciences and Engineering […]
Aug 29, 2011