Arts

UBC professor encourages community to help local bees

A bumble bee is busy inspecting mouse ear chickweed

UBC’s Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project and the UBC/Okanagan Regional Library’s “Pollinizing Sessions” host two events that give “how-to” advice and experience about creating pollinator-friendly habitats.

Learning

Engineering PhD student wins prestigious Governor General gold medal

UBC’s Muntasir Billah has won the 2016 UBC Governor General’s Gold Medal—recognition reserved for the student with the highest academic achievement in the College of Graduate Studies.

Described by his supervising professor as the most brilliant student he has ever encountered at UBC, AHM Muntasir Billah has spent the past few years distinguishing himself at the university’s Okanagan campus.

Health

Human brain wired to avoid information overload

Gord Binsted wears micrometers, instruments used in his research about conscious awareness of body movement.

The conscious part of the human brain is actually more in tune with body parts that are not moving, UBC research shows.

Business & Politics

UBC research targets oil and gas pipeline safety

Solomon Tesfamariam

A recent UBC study could make it easier for oil and gas companies to prevent pipeline failures.