UBC stem cell video series lauded by U.S. science groups
A video series illustrating the science of stem cells has won honourable mention in the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
Feb 12, 2014
UBC scientists receive three national research prizes
Three UBC scientists have received some of the top academic prizes available from NSERC.
Feb 3, 2014
Truth of the matter
Truth of the matter UBC doctoral student Eric Michael Johnson writes that “science is not concerned with truth, it is concerned with doubt.” Read more…
Jul 15, 2013
Hippo pathway to better cancer treatment?
UBC researchers have discovered a potential new pathway to treat cancer by asking some odd questions about the size of animals.
Jul 11, 2013
Swimming with sharks
Amanda Vincent of Project Seahorse discusses Japan’s rejection of CITES trade regulation for sharks and the perils of overfishing.
Jun 26, 2013
UBC engineer helps pioneer flat spray-on optical lens
A University of British Columbia engineer and a team of U.S. researchers have made a breakthrough utilizing spray-on technology that could revolutionize the way optical lenses are made and used.
May 23, 2013
Friend or foe: Babies choose sides early
Babies have a dark side under their cute exteriors, according to UBC study that finds infants as young as nine months embrace those who pick on individuals who are different from them.
Mar 12, 2013
Body language can predict outcomes for recovering alcoholics
To predict whether a problem drinker will hit the bottle again, ignore what they say and watch their body language for displays of shame, a new UBC study finds.
Feb 4, 2013
Construction begins on Canada’s largest radio telescope
$11M UBC-led CHIME project to attempt largest survey of observable universe
Construction is now under way in Penticton, B.C. on Canada’s largest radio telescope – and the first research telescope to be built in the country in more than 30 years.
Jan 24, 2013
The Next Big Thing: UBC researchers predict game-changers that could rock our world
From medical maggots to ethical robots, this year’s ten predictions are an eclectic mix of the unusual, unexpected, and hopeful.
Dec 19, 2012
For power and status, dominance and skill trump likability
Finding the next Barack Obama or Warren Buffett might be as simple as looking at who attracts the most eyes in a crowd, a new UBC study finds.
Dec 19, 2012
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
Maternal depression affects language development in babies
Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Harvard University and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital.
Oct 8, 2012
Sports doc helps reduce Olympic injuries
UBC medical researcher Babak Shadgan, Iran’s first accredited sports physician, is supporting the health and safety of athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Jul 27, 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
UBC experts and story ideas for Rio+20 UN sustainability conference
UBC experts are available to comment on the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil (June 20-22), including two researchers who will attend in person.
Jun 14, 2012
Parents are happier than non-parents, new research suggests
New research by psychologists at three North American universities, including the University of British Columbia, finds that parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning from life than non-parents.
May 17, 2012
Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief: UBC study
A new University of British Columbia study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.
Apr 26, 2012
UBC president helps identify key steps to respond to growing Asia Pacific research strengths
The most dramatic new developments in science are taking place among nations in the Asia-Pacific and the phenomenon is changing the dynamic of science around the globe, according to three science and academic leaders from the U.S., Canada and Singapore.
Apr 10, 2012
UBC gains nine more Canada Research Chairs valued at $10 million
The University of British Columbia has gained research strength in neuroscience, biotechnology, astronomy, anthropology and climate science with the appointment or renewal of nine UBC scholars as Canada Research Chairs.
Mar 13, 2012