Strategy 9 – Knowledge Exchange

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 […]

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/.

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 Faculty of Medicine researchers receive federal support to advance mRNA vaccine technologies

UBC Faculty of Medicine researchers receive federal support to advance mRNA vaccine technologies

UBC Faculty of Medicine researchers have received $11.1-million for two new projects to advance mRNA vaccine technologies and boost the impact of B.C. biotechnology on the global stage. The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister for International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced the funding through PacifiCan for […]

UBC researcher creates wood-based alternative to single-use plastic

UBC researcher creates wood-based alternative to single-use plastic

UBC researcher Dr. Feng Jiang has developed a cellulose film that looks like plastic and behaves like plastic—but is biodegradable. Dr. Jiang’s process breaks down wood fibres (sourced from forest waste) in a solution of cold sodium hydroxide combined with mild mechanical blending. The sodium hydroxide is then recycled. The result is a translucent, strong […]

Unlocking the mysteries of concussion and the brain

Unlocking the mysteries of concussion and the brain

Please visit https://www.med.ubc.ca/news/unlocking-the-mysteries-of-concussion-and-the-brain/ to read the story.