UBC Faculty of Applied Science
UBC researchers develop earthquake-resistant concrete
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.
Oct 10, 2017
Lower education and income linked to higher suicide risks for gay and bisexual men
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.
Oct 2, 2017
UBC invention uses bacteria to purify water
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.
Apr 4, 2017
New flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens
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.
Mar 15, 2017
Scotiabank funds $2-million cybersecurity and financial data initiative at UBC
UBC is poised to accelerate cybersecurity and financial risk research in Canada and beyond, thanks to a $2-million donation from Scotiabank.
Mar 13, 2017
Gay, lesbian and bisexual teens half as likely to play sports as straight youth
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.
Feb 22, 2017
Real estate developers a mixed blessing for cities: UBC expert
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.
Nov 4, 2016
New professorship boosts sustainable energy research
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.
Jun 20, 2016
UBC naval architecture and marine engineering programs to receive $2M from Seaspan Shipyards
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.
Feb 18, 2016
Out of the box thinking fostered at unique school founded by tech giants
A UBC applied scientist explains how her experience at Singularity University transformed her thinking, and what engineering and business can teach each other.
Mar 23, 2015