UBC Faculty of Applied Science
Media Release | December 5, 2017
Close to half of transgender young Canadians aren’t accessing health care when they need it, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.
December 4, 2017
After a year and a half spent drifting at sea, a self-navigating robotic sailboat built by University of British Columbia students has been rescued off the coast of Florida by a U.S. research vessel.
November 22, 2017
Urban planners need mobility data on how people move around the city, in order to improve transit service.
Media Release | October 10, 2017
A new seismic-resistant, fibre-reinforced concrete developed at the University of British Columbia will see its first real-life application this fall as part of the seismic retrofit of a Vancouver elementary school.
Media Release | October 2, 2017
Gay and bisexual men making less than $30,000 a year and without a university degree have more than five times the odds of attempting suicide compared with their more advantaged peers, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Media Release | April 4, 2017
A University of British Columbia-developed system that uses bacteria to turn non-potable water into drinking water will be tested next week in West Vancouver prior to being installed in remote communities in Canada and beyond.
Media Release | March 15, 2017
Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body’s movements and vital signs.
Media Release | March 13, 2017
UBC is poised to accelerate cybersecurity and financial risk research in Canada and beyond, thanks to a $2-million donation from Scotiabank.
Media Release | February 22, 2017
While participation in sports has been declining among high school students in B.C. overall, even fewer gay, lesbian and bisexual teens are involved in sports than 15 years ago, says a new UBC study.
November 4, 2016
Real estate developers play an important role in cities but their legacy is not uncontroversial, argues UBC architecture professor Sara Stevens in her new book.
Media Release | June 20, 2016
Advances in power conversion and renewable energy generation are crucial not only to Canadians as we try to reduce greenhouse emissions but also to the future on a global scale.
Media Release | February 18, 2016
UBC announced today it will receive a $2 million investment from Seaspan Shipyards over the next seven years to support innovative teaching and research in the naval architecture and marine engineering programs.
March 23, 2015
A UBC applied scientist explains how her experience at Singularity University transformed her thinking, and what engineering and business can teach each other.