Strategy 10 – Research Culture

Nature’s weapon against food-borne pathogens

Nature’s weapon against food-borne pathogens

Some superheroes are too small to be seen by the naked eye. Microscopic bacteria-eating viruses, known as bacteriophages or phages, are coming into favour as a way to combat food-borne pathogens. Known as predator of bacteria, phages are less than half a micron in size, and 5-10 times smaller than bacteria itself. Once applied onto […]

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 […]

Latest innovative sustainability research studies how climate change will impact seafood security

Latest innovative sustainability research studies how climate change will impact seafood security

In a study recently published in Global Change Biology, Dr. Muhammed Oyinlola, postdoctoral fellow at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and Dr. William Cheung, Canada Research Chair in Ocean Sustainability under Global Change at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, looked at how climate change could impact 85 species of fish and […]

2019 Faculty research award recipients

UBC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Faculty Research Awards. Winners were selected by UBC’s Faculty Research Award Committee, which spans arts and humanities, business, applied science, science, and medicine.  Please visit https://research.ubc.ca/research-excellence/awards-honours/faculty-research-award-winners to read about this year’s recipients.

Heiltsuk ‘tiny’ homes under construction in Bella Bella, B.C.

Tiny solution to big housing shortage issue

When the Heiltsuk Tribal Council approached UBC in 2017, the Nation was facing a major housing crisis. The Heiltsuk population had been growing steadily for the past two decades but, despite an increased demand by members to live in their home community of Bella Bella, there was a severe shortage of suitable housing. Leadership had […]