Strategy 9 – Knowledge Exchange

New algorithm maps safest routes for city drivers

New algorithm maps safest routes for city drivers

Most navigation apps can show you the fastest possible route to your destination and some can even suggest an eco-friendly route calculated to produce the least amount of carbon emissions. But what if they could also map the safest route with the lowest possible risk of a crash? A new algorithm developed by UBC researchers […]

UBC Library collaborates with the Paper Trail project to launch new digital archive

UBC Library collaborates with the Paper Trail project to launch new digital archive

UBC Library Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC), in partnership with the Paper Trail project team, has launched a digital archival collection of identity papers known as Chinese Immigration (C.I.) certificates created through Canada’s Chinese Immigration Act. Led by Catherine Clement, a community historian and curator based in Vancouver’s Chinatown, The Paper Trail project seeks to commemorate this era of exclusion […]

UBC’s 2023 Partnering in Research Conference 

UBC’s 2023 Partnering in Research Conference 

On June 15, 2023, the University of British Columbia hosted its inaugural Partnering in Research conference at UBC Robson Square where participants gathered for a full day of learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners. Organized by the UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit and UBC Community Engagement, […]

Global seahorse conservation platform celebrates citizen science milestone

Global seahorse conservation platform celebrates citizen science milestone

iSeahorse, a global platform for seahorse science and conservation developed by UBC researchers, has reached a significant milestone with 10,000 observations submitted by community scientists. The 10,000th observation, which was that of the short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus), was made by Dennis Rabeling, a long-time and enthusiastic contributor to iSeahorse. The milestone highlights the hard work […]

Red or white & green: How wine making fits into Earth Day

Red or white & green: How wine making fits into Earth Day

Dr. Jacques-Olivier Pesme won’t change his routine to mark Earth Day. The director of the UBC Wine Research Centre will likely enjoy his favorite vintage and think about the vines from which the grapes were grown. He follows that routine many days of the year, not just every April 22. “Every day is Earth Day […]

Next-gen mass timber construction key to meeting Canada’s climate change, housing targets

Next-gen mass timber construction key to meeting Canada’s climate change, housing targets

New research in carbon neutral, disaster-resilient timber construction may be the answer to addressing Canada’s urgent housing needs and climate change commitments by 2030.  Dr. Tony Yang, a civil engineering professor in UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science, is leading one of the core themes in a multi-university research project to reset national building standards for […]

Arctic river channels changing due to climate change, scientists discover

Arctic river channels changing due to climate change, scientists discover

A team of international researchers monitoring the impact of climate change on large rivers in Arctic Canada and Alaska determined that, as the region is sharply warming up, its rivers are not moving as scientists have expected. Dr. Alessandro Ielpi, an Assistant Professor with UBC Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, is a landscape […]

Six new projects receive Campus as a Living Lab funding to advance sustainability and wellbeing

Six new projects receive Campus as a Living Lab funding to advance sustainability and wellbeing

The Campus as a Living Lab Fund Competition is helping UBC researchers test new ideas to support climate action, resilient systems, sustainable places and communities, and health and wellbeing. The 2022 CLL Fund Competition received applications from faculty and staff in over 23 different departments at UBC Vancouver – and featured a broad selection of […]

Future of Food Dialogues: 2023 Centre for Sustainable Food Systems speaker series

Future of Food Dialogues: 2023 Centre for Sustainable Food Systems speaker series

Since 2020, the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems have presented an annual speaker series, bringing together international speakers and audience members. 2023 Speaker Series: Food at the Tipping Point: Ways Forward from a Food System in Crisis CSFS presents the third instalment of the Future of […]

UBC biotech spin-off raises $75M to bring cancer treatments to patients

UBC biotech spin-off raises $75M to bring cancer treatments to patients

Alpha-9 Theranostics, a UBC spin-off company founded by three university researchers, has raised $75-million to develop next-generation radiopharmaceuticals that promise to meaningfully improve treatment for people with cancer. Based on more than a decade of ground-breaking research at UBC and BC Cancer, the cancer drugs act like a homing device — seeking out tumours to […]