In nature, good bacteria help keep water clean — inspiring UBC’s Pierre Bérubé’s simpler water filtration system. The new system is beneficial in communities where the resources to operate a conventional water treatment system are not available.
As a student who spends all their money on beer and the occasional book, organic foods might not make it into your grocery cart. Even if for no reason other than the price, perhaps you’ve asked yourself how much better organic food really is.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), which funds the gizmos and gadgets used in research in Canada, just awarded $52 million for 223 projects at 39 universities across the country. UBC received money for 27 projects.
The competition was set up to engage students in finding solutions for some of our current and potential future challenges within the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. UBC students won in three of the five categories.
Bringing in the New Year is subject to an array of strange traditions that include everything from smashing plates, to hiding all the knives in the house, to entrusting your year-to-come’s fortune to the colour of your underwear.
The UBC hospital sleep clinic recently received increased funding which will be used to improve the facility — but what does a sleep clinic actually do? Understanding why and how sleep disorders occur is a critical step to finding a treatment.
The number of days of rain in October is normally around 15. This past month we saw the new record high for Vancouver — 28 days of rain — breaking the previous record of 26 days set in 1967 and matched in 1985.
Greenery gone. Landscapes lost. Energy exhausted. The view is vicious and the year is 2100. At least it is in the video game Future Delta 2.0, a UBC CALP brainchild. The game is being used to teach kids about climate change in their own communities.
Surgery is over 2000 years old. Thanks to technology developed by a UBC offshoot company, it’s getting a facelift. The device allows surgeons to manipulate imaging devices with controls projected onto the surgery table during procedures.