Strategy 7 – Research Support

BC sea sponge has COVID-blocking powers

BC sea sponge has COVID-blocking powers

UBC researchers have identified three compounds that prevent COVID-19 infection in human cells, derived from natural sources including a B.C. sea sponge. The discovery paves the way for the development of new medicines for COVID-19 variants made from natural sources. And given nature’s abundance, there could be a wealth of new antivirals waiting to be […]

12 interdisciplinary research teams to receive Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) awards

12 interdisciplinary research teams to receive Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) awards

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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 […]

New research aims to keep planes and wind turbines ice-free

New research aims to keep planes and wind turbines ice-free

Engineers at UBC Okanagan have been collaborating with researchers from the University of Toronto to make a significant breakthrough in de-icing technology. Their latest research, published in this month’s edition of Nature Communications, examines a smart, hybrid—meaning passive and also active—de-icing system that works by combining an interfacial coating with an ice-detecting microwave sensor. This […]

UBC team developing oral insulin tablet sees breakthrough results

UBC team developing oral insulin tablet sees breakthrough results

A team of University of British Columbia researchers working on developing oral insulin tablets as a replacement for daily insulin injections have made a game-changing discovery. Researchers have discovered that insulin from the latest version of their oral tablets is absorbed by rats in the same way that injected insulin is. “These exciting results show […]

Province invests in research infrastructure, innovation at post-secondary institutions

The BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) has awarded over $20-million for 78 research projects being led by researchers at the University of British Columbia. “As part of our StrongerBC Economic Plan and commitment to prepare people for the jobs of tomorrow, we are investing in research capabilities at B.C. post-secondary institutions to help solve some […]

Call for proposals open for Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards

Call for proposals open for Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards

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New research centre to foster northern clinical and medical life sciences research

New research centre to foster northern clinical and medical life sciences research

A new Northern Centre for Clinical Research (NCCR) is being launched to create more opportunities for clinical and biomedical research and ti improve care in the north of the province. “Life sciences are vital to the public health-care system as new technology and treatment helps improve people’s lives,” says Adrian Dix, B.C.’s Minister of Health. […]

UBC opens geological field station in South Okanagan

UBC opens geological field station in South Okanagan

Students, researchers and community groups now have access to an expanded and enriched earth sciences learning environment in the South Okanagan with the opening of the UBC-Teck Geological Field Station in Oliver, B.C. Funded by $2.4-million in contributions from UBC Science alumni and friends, and Teck Resources Limited, the facilities replace aging structures that have […]

CDL-Vancouver introduces Compute stream to scale revolutionizing technologies

CDL-Vancouver introduces Compute stream to scale revolutionizing technologies

Creative Destruction Lab-Vancouver (CDL-Vancouver) is launching CDL Compute, a specialization that has evolved from learning on the Prime stream. CDL-Vancouver is based at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. The new stream will focus on scaling solutions for 5G and connectivity, edge, spatial compute, AV/VR and meta, as well as […]