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By Christine Zeindler on June 6, 2018
Ashley Kerik has always had itchy feet. Since graduating from high school, she approached the world as one big laboratory, where new discoveries were just around the bend.
By Patty Wellborn on May 31, 2018
UBC Professor Phil Ainslie’s research has taken him from extreme mountain peaks, to the wild edges of the globe and to the cold depths of the ocean. His quest is to understand why and how some people thrive in conditions that make the average person extremely ill.
By Patty Wellborn on May 30, 2018
While blueprints are essential for any construction project, a team of researchers—working hand in hand with the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)—say a clear blueprint is vital when it comes to establishing sporting programs including people with disabilities.
By Patty Wellborn on May 28, 2018
Mountains are bellwethers of climate shifts according to new reporting led by UBC researchers, who suggest these terrains are experiencing a variety of rapid and worrying changes.
By Nathan Skolski on May 17, 2018
With the coming legalization of cannabis in Canada, producers are increasingly looking for quick and accurate means of determining the potency and quality of their products.
By Nathan Skolski on May 8, 2018
While wearing a crisply ironed, wrinkle-free shirt makes a good impression, researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus are working to solve the issue of wrinkling when it comes to making textile composites.
By Nathan Skolski on April 4, 2018
UBC Okanagan announced today that the great hall in its new Teaching and Learning Centre building will bear the name of distinguished entrepreneur and retired Canadian senator Hon. Ross Fitzpatrick.
By Nathan Skolski on March 13, 2018
UBC’s Border Free Bees research project is encouraging local residents to 'bee' friendly this summer.
By Patty Wellborn on January 25, 2018
Grape growers have long sought to protect their crops from the effects of wildfire smoke and research from UBC’s Okanagan campus is giving them new insights.
By Nathan Skolski on January 19, 2018
As a leading Canadian expert in sustainability, UBC’s Nathan Pelletier has been awarded a prestigious Industrial Research Chair by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The award will advance Pelletier’s research activities that focus on sustainability measurement and management, life-cycle thinking and resource efficiency, with an emphasis on the Canadian egg industry.