Without a direct connection to the virus the pandemic can feel distant, and as the consequences of ignoring physical distancing measures become more abstract, breaking physical distancing guidelines can seem less risky.
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The project encourages public engagement in the world of scientific computer models, including clinical prediction models and economic models.
This year, 21 UBC community members received the scholarship, making it the second-most awarded university in Canada.
Dr. Patrick Keeling, a biologist and professor in the UBC department of botany, was awarded the prize under the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative.
The idea of creating this biodegradable mask, known as the Can-Mask, began when Rojas and Foster found masks and gloves littered around Vancouver and UBC.
Xenakis feeds the pigeons OvoControl, a non-toxic bird contraceptive, at various stations using bird feeders that accommodate different pigeons’ body sizes and beak shapes.
No matter how far away you may be from campus right now, you’re only a click away from experiencing what UBC’s museums have to offer!
Typically held at the Museum for Modern Art in New York City, the competition aims to get students thinking about how biology can be incorporated within design and its following implications for biotech.
64 per cent of study participants who tested positive for fentanyl reported knowingly using the substance. This number is up from 2015 where a previous study found that the majority of people (73 per cent) who tested positive for fentanyl did not know they used it.
The SciComm Division aims to cover multiple aspects of the outbreak, such as healthcare services, medical insurance and mental health.
X-ray and CT scan images are being used to develop an open-source AI application which may be able to predict the presence, severity and complications of COVID-19 infections.
The first phase of resuming on-campus research will enable limited access to facilities following strict physical distancing expectations. This phase will allow for no more than one-third of normal research occupancy on both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.
Amanda Vincent, professor at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and director of Project Seahorse, has been announced as the 2020 winner of the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation.
Since the parks have been closed to humans, the photos collected by WildCo are showing encouraging signs that cougars and black bears are using trails normally filled with human activity.
There are 53 new cases of COVID-19 and 3 new deaths from the virus in BC since Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 2,224.