Strategy 9 – Knowledge Exchange

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 […]

Animal Welfare program expands research on canine companions

Animal Welfare program expands research on canine companions

A new lab in UBC’s Animal Welfare Program welcomes furry, four-legged participants who can provide researchers with greater insights into their cognitive abilities. Led by Dr. Alexandra (Sasha) Protopopova, Assistant Professor and Certified Applied Animal Behaviourist, the Human-Animal Interaction Lab will use behavioural studies to understand differences in dog personality and learning. Additionally, the lab […]

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 […]