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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.

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 […]

Scientists uncover new clues about the climate and health effects of atmospheric particles

Scientists uncover new clues about the climate and health effects of atmospheric particles

Peering inside common atmospheric particles is providing important clues to their climate and health effects, according to a new study by University of British Columbia chemists. Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) particles are ubiquitous in the atmosphere and play an important role in air quality and climate. They can add to air pollution and damage lungs, […]

Where the rubber hits the road

Where the rubber hits the road

Ever wonder what happens to the rubber tread that wears off a vehicle’s tires? New modelling by UBC Okanagan researchers suggests an increasing amount of microplastics—fragments from tires and roadways—are ending up in lakes and streams. The UBCO School of Engineering researchers developed a conceptual framework to examine the potential contamination originating from the regular […]

Centre for Computational Social Science launches at UBC

Centre for Computational Social Science launches at UBC

In recent years, social scientists have gained access to previously unimaginable quantities of social data and computing power. This has unlocked new opportunities to reveal hidden truths about social movements, power, inequality, technology and politics. But it has also raised challenges and important ethical questions. How should data about human behaviour be tracked? What are […]

Transformative agreements are changing open access publishing at UBC Library

Transformative agreements are changing open access publishing at UBC Library

Please visit https://about.library.ubc.ca/2022/10/24/transformative-agreements-are-changing-open-access-publishing-at-ubc-library/ to read the full story.

Improving youth mental health

Improving youth mental health

To read this story, please visit https://news.ok.ubc.ca/2022/10/09/improving-youth-mental-health/.

Living drugs could be a game changer in fighting immune-based diseases

Living drugs could be a game changer in fighting immune-based diseases

Dr. Megan Levings and her team at UBC are engineering cell-based therapies that could transform the way we treat everything from Type 1 diabetes to multiple sclerosis We often treat immune-based diseases with drugs that help alleviate symptoms. But what if we could target the root cause of these diseases by modifying our body’s cells […]

Safeguarding water quality

Safeguarding water quality

From traffic and street lights to smart parking and waste management, today’s cities rely on a complex and dynamic system of sensors to run efficiently. While smart water meters have been around for decades and have seen considerable success managing water and sewer utilities, Dr. Nicolás Peleato, Assistant Professor in UBCO’s School of Engineering, knew […]

UBC engineering students’ aircraft model features BC wood in international competition

UBC engineering students’ aircraft model features BC wood in international competition

UBC AeroDesign students are showcasing hometown pride with their use of BC wood in their newest competitive aircraft models. Each year, international competitors gather at the SAE Aero Design Competition in the US, to pit their fixed-wing, electrical-powered, remote-controlled aircraft against each other in specific design challenges. Built for the 2022 Regular Class design challenge, […]