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
UBC researchers awarded $2 million from two NSERC programs
University of British Columbia researchers have received a total of $2 million from two grant programs of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). More than 140 UBC students also received NSERC scholarships, fellowships and awards.
Jun 17, 2011
UBC awarded $4.9-million from NSERC to support young researchers
Training for students in biomedical engineering, green building science and climate change research at the University of British Columbia has received a $4.9-million boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Jun 3, 2011
Some populations of Fraser River salmon more likely to survive climate change: UBC study
Populations of Fraser River sockeye salmon are so fine-tuned to their environment that any further environmental changes caused by climate change could lead to the disappearance of some populations, while others may be less affected, says a new study by University of British Columbia scientists.
Mar 31, 2011
Oscillating “plug” of magma causes tremors that forecast volcanic eruptions: UBC research
University of British Columbia geophysicists are offering a new explanation for seismic tremors accompanying volcanic eruptions that could advance forecasting of explosive eruptions such as recent events at Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines, Chaiten Volcano in Chile, and Mount St. Helens in Washington State.
Feb 25, 2011
UBC researchers win national honours
UBC researchers in engineering, medicine, chemistry and physics and astronomy are being honoured this evening in Ottawa at a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) award ceremony.
Feb 14, 2011
Deer causing rapid environmental change on B.C.’s and Washington’s Gulf islands: UBC study
Growing deer populations are fundamentally changing the environment of the Gulf Islands off the coast of B.C. and Washington, leaving the region susceptible to invasion by foreign species, says a study by researchers in the Faculty of Forestry at UBC.
Jan 17, 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 researchers create iridescent glass that can reflect UV or infrared light
Using nanocrystals of cellulose, the main component of pulp and paper, chemistry researchers at the UBC have created glass films that have applications for energy conservation in building design because of their ability to reflect specific wavelengths of light, such as ultra violet, visible or infrared.
Nov 17, 2010
Making it cool for girls to study engineering, science and technology
Why aren’t more girls going into engineering, science and technology? Elizabeth Croft, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of British Columbia, has some ideas why not and what to do about it.
Oct 4, 2010
Fat serves as cells’ built-in pH sensor: UBC research
A specific type of fat present in cell membranes also serves as a cellular pH sensor, a team of University of British Columbia researchers has discovered.
Aug 26, 2010
UBC researchers win major NSERC prizes
Three University of British Columbia researchers have been given some of the most prestigious science and engineering prizes by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The […]
Jun 4, 2010
Twenty-five UBC students win prestigious Vanier Canada Scholarships
Twenty-five doctoral students from the University of British Columbia have been awarded the 2010 Vanier Canada Scholarships, the Canadian equivalent of the Rhodes scholarships in the U.K. and the Fulbright […]
Jun 3, 2010