Research Spotlight

The Entry Island coast with lines of sedimentary deposits distinct from the basalt base of the hills in the background. The sea is moving the coastline inward. (Photo credit: Robin Dods)

A sea of change for researchers and islanders alike

This spring saw the continuation of a research project that started four years ago on the Magdalen Islands of Quebec, which are a microcosm of the issues for all island and coastal peoples under stress from climate change and coastal erosion.

Jennifer Leason, doctoral candidate in interdisciplinary graduate studies

Interdisciplinary PhD student wins reflection essay competition

Jennifer Leason, doctoral candidate in interdisciplinary graduate studies, has won the Graduate Trainee Reflection Essay Competition for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.

UBC professor part of study showing weed takes care of its own

Biology Prof. John Klironomos of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences is co-author of a study with colleagues at McMaster University and the University of Guelph that shows that ragweed behaves altruistically with its siblings, investing precious resources for the benefit of the group.

New book: Training Spanish Speakers to Perceive and Pronounce English Vowels

New book: Training Spanish Speakers to Perceive and Pronounce English Vowels

Grisel Garcia Perez, assistant professor of Spanish, has just published a book that looks at some crucial aspects of learning a foreign language.

Susan Murch featured in Hawai'i breadfruit research documentary

Susan Murch featured in Hawai'i breadfruit research documentary

A new video documentary produced by the Breadfruit Institute explores research to preserve breadfruit and expand its use in reforestation and as a food staple throughout the tropics.