UBC doctoral student wins Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

UBC doctoral student wins Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

UBC PhD student Jennifer Lavalley has been named a 2020 Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Scholar. Ms. Lavalley is pursuing her doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies, exploring the experiences of Indigenous people who use drugs, in order to optimize and ensure the cultural relevance of overdose-focused harm reduction and substance use treatment. Prior to her current position as […]

UBC researchers develop biodegradable medical mask for COVID-19

UBC researchers develop biodegradable medical mask for COVID-19

The response to COVID-19 and the demands on medical-grade personal protective equipment, including medical masks, has turned a spotlight on the need for improved supply lines and the manufacture of masks locally. Researchers in the BioProducts Institute at the University of British Columbia have responded to the challenge, designing a fully compostable and biodegradable N95 […]

Interprofessional health learning program fosters patient-centred care for chronic illnesses

Interprofessional health learning program fosters patient-centred care for chronic illnesses

In 2020, the Health Mentors Program at UBC celebrates its tenth year in operation. The program brings together students from ten different health disciplines at UBC to learn from and with a mentor who has a chronic condition or disability or is a caregiver of someone who has one. The idea for the initiative emerged […]

Climate emergency engagement: Virtual community dialogues May 21-June 30

Climate emergency engagement: Virtual community dialogues May 21-June 30

As the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the climate emergency engagement timeline has been extended to late June to allow for continued and robust engagement. There will be a series of virtual community dialogues, all hosted over Zoom. The climate emergency remains one of the most pressing issues of our time. At this […]

Computer Science undergraduate program evaluation and renewal

Computer Science undergraduate program evaluation and renewal

UBC’s Department of Computer Science has just completed the first year of a two-year undergraduate program evaluation and renewal. Computer Science, as a department and as a specialization, is experiencing tremendous growth. By undertaking this program evaluation and renewal, the department had an opportunity to take a step back and figure out how they wanted […]

Greening our world through automation

Greening our world through automation

Research2Reality recently profiled the work of Dr. Curtis Berlinguette, professor of chemistry at UBC’s Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute. Dr. Berlinguette is working on the world’s first self-driving robot to help make new materials for clean technologies. Dr. Berlinguette co-leads Project Ada, short for Autonomous Discovery Accelerator for Materials Innovation, a group with the goal […]