Shaping protein for new applications

Shaping protein for new applications

Transforming protein has been in the spotlight in the last decade as plant-based protein products grow in popularity. Current commercial processes rely on extruded plant protein to make meat substitutes, but Assistant Professor Derek Dee’s research focuses on changing protein on a nanomolecular level. Funded by a New Frontiers Grant and still in its early […]

UBC entrepreneurs join fight against plastic pollution

UBC entrepreneurs join fight against plastic pollution

The end of plastic pollution—in the oceans, on land and in our air—could be within reach with two UBC ventures working hard on solutions that could make this vision a reality. “Tonnes of plastic waste pollute our land and oceans,” says Dr. Jordan MacKenzie, co-founder and CEO of Bioform Technologies, a UBC start-up that is […]

Detecting insects goes high-tech on UBC campus

Detecting insects goes high-tech on UBC campus

A new Campus as a Living Laboratory project is enabling UBC researchers to monitor insects in real time, on a scale never done before. “This project promises to help us understand insect biodiversity, which we know is both crucial to ecosystems, and affected by human activities,” says Dr. Juli Carrillo, Assistant Professor in the Faculty […]

Large TLEF Transformation funding: Special call for hybrid and multi-access course redesign projects

A message from Simon Bates, Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning Faculty members at UBC Vancouver are invited to submit letters of intent (LOI) for Large Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Transformation projects. The 2023/24 Large TLEF funding round is a special call to academic units interested in hybrid and multi-access course redesign projects. The […]

UBC Press achieves global accessibility certification

UBC Press achieves global accessibility certification

In the 50 years since UBC Press first launched, the publishing landscape has changed immensely. Print books have been joined by audiobooks and e-books as the expected offerings from a modern publisher. E-book technology itself is rapidly evolving. Earlier generations of e-books posed significant barriers to accessibility, limiting how a reader could navigate through the […]

UBC opens geological field station in South Okanagan

UBC opens geological field station in South Okanagan

Students, researchers and community groups now have access to an expanded and enriched earth sciences learning environment in the South Okanagan with the opening of the UBC-Teck Geological Field Station in Oliver, B.C. Funded by $2.4-million in contributions from UBC Science alumni and friends, and Teck Resources Limited, the facilities replace aging structures that have […]