Core Area – Research Excellence

UBC scientists unveil world’s first molecular-level analysis of Omicron variant spike protein

UBC scientists unveil world’s first molecular-level analysis of Omicron variant spike protein

UBC researchers are the first in the world to conduct a molecular-level structural analysis of the Omicron variant spike protein, and findings show strong antibody evasion and binding with human cells that contribute to increased transmissibility—and that vaccination remains the best defense. The analysis—done at near atomic resolution using a cryo-electron microscope—reveals how the heavily […]

Aircraft can get higher and greener from doped fuels

Aircraft can get higher and greener from doped fuels

A team of researchers at UBC Okanagan are working on an exciting project that aims to develop cleaner jet fuel making use of graphene nano-materials. The research involves examining the combustion characteristics of microscopic graphene oxide inside fuel. The researchers were able to evaluate the doped fuel’s combustion rate using ultrafast and enhanced cameras as well […]

UBC Library launches Open Publishing Program

UBC Library launches Open Publishing Program

The UBC Library has lately added a number of additional services to its newest portfolio, the Open Publishing Program. Assessment of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), ORCID ID integration, and digital preservation services are among these services, which are meant to make it easier for UBC academics, students, and staff to publish scholarly journals on digital […]

Meet Peek-a-Moo, a Data Visualization Tool for Dairy Cattle

Meet Peek-a-Moo, a Data Visualization Tool for Dairy Cattle

The Dairy Education and Research Centre (DERC) at the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems has developed an exciting data visualization tool which enables researchers to analyze comprehensive data on cattle herds. The tool, named ‘Peek-a-Moo’ can show statistical data on an individual cow’s eating and sleeping patterns and even their interactions with other […]

Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

A team of researchers from the Airborne Disease Transmission (ADT) Cluster of Research Excellence at UBC Okanagan are investigating the role of airflow, droplets and aerosols in the transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. The research involves carrying out various experiments in simulated real-world scenarios, such as classrooms, hospital rooms and dentist offices in […]

Help shape the culture and community of scholarly integrity at UBC

Help shape the culture and community of scholarly integrity at UBC

The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies have launched a new Canvas course to support researchers and scholars in the responsible conduct of research, also known as scholarly integrity. The Canvas course invites members of the UBC research community and beyond to learn about and reflect upon the […]

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Student researchers at UBC Okanagan are working to improve sustainable practices in the local fashion industry while also fostering community and collaboration. Ariele Parker, master’s student at the UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies program, under supervision from Dr. Eric Li, Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, collaborated with Okanagan based fashion brand, Okanagan Lifestyle Apparel (OKGN) on […]

UBC Climate Change Research Symposium

UBC Climate Change Research Symposium

The UBC Climate Change Research Symposium on October 13 & 14 will bring together, virtually, climate researchers from multiple faculties on our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. While UBC is a recognized leader in climate change research, there is limited connectivity between the clusters of relevant research activity across the many faculties on our campuses. This symposium, featuring panel […]

Living with Wildfire

Living with Wildfire

A two-year interdisciplinary research project titled ‘Living with Wildfire’ is under way at UBC Okanagan, studying the ecological, cultural and socio-economic impacts of wildfires in the Okanagan Valley. A diverse team of UBCO professors from multiple faculties are onboard, working on numerous challenges surrounding the Okanagan wildfires. Dr. Mathieu Bourbonnais, assistant professor in the UBCO […]

With UBC ARC Sockeye, the university is enhancing advanced research computing infrastructure

UBC Research Data Management Town Hall: Oct. 19, 2021

UBC is developing a Research Data Management (RDM) strategy to align with the Tri-Agency Policy on RDM, UBC’s strategic plan and the UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan. The strategy will inform the future of RDM at UBC by focusing on the priorities of the research community. Forming an effective strategy requires input from the research community to […]