Strengthening pathogen research in British Columbia

Strengthening pathogen research in British Columbia

UBC researchers working at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) Public Health Laboratory will benefit from state-of-the-art research infrastructure thanks to a $4-million investment from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The investment will ensure the facility continues to play a leading role in addressing current and future pandemic threats in BC and […]

Pushing the boundaries of spinal cord research

Pushing the boundaries of spinal cord research

An estimated 85,000 Canadians live with a spinal cord injury (SCI), and approximately half of those injuries are sustained because of a traumatic event like a motor vehicle crash or fall. UBC Okanagan’s Dr. Christopher West first became involved in SCI research during his Master of Science at Brunel University London, where he worked with […]

UBC’s next generation of researchers

UBC’s next generation of researchers

On November 17, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that the three federal research granting agencies, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), were investing $275-million in the latest cohort of scholarship and fellowship recipients. These awards recognize and support the […]

UBC and Wet’suwet’en First Nation collaborate to create new packaging foam from wood waste

UBC and Wet’suwet’en First Nation collaborate to create new packaging foam from wood waste

Please visit https://news.ubc.ca/2022/11/07/environmentally-friendly-biofoam-could-address-plastic-pollution-crisis/ to read the story.

Sustainability Scholars showcase projects to Vancouver city leadership team

Sustainability Scholars showcase projects to Vancouver city leadership team

On October 28, 2022, at a lively showcase event at Vancouver City Hall, three graduate students working with City mentors through the Sustainability Scholars Program shared their key research findings with the City’s Leadership Team. Between May and Aug 2022, City of Vancouver staff mentored 17 UBC graduate students, working on applied research projects focused […]

UBC receives Gold certification in Mental Health at Work from Excellence Canada

UBC receives Gold certification in Mental Health at Work from Excellence Canada

Please visit https://hr.ubc.ca/working-ubc/news/november-11-2022/ubc-receives-gold-certification-mental-health-work-excellence to read the full story.

UBC research could help astronauts eat well on future Mars missions

UBC research could help astronauts eat well on future Mars missions

If space is the final frontier, it’s food that will get us there in good shape, and UBC researchers are making sure that our food will be up to the task. Dr. John Frostad, Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering who studies the science of food, leads a team that is creating new ways […]

How students are preparing for a climate-changed future

How students are preparing for a climate-changed future

From coping with climate anxiety to analyzing what coffee has the least harmful impact on the environment, UBC students are taking a variety of classes across faculties to get ready for a climate-changed future. Working with the city to make change The Certificate in Climate Studies and Action launched earlier this year in response to […]