James Vogl

Displayed prominently outside the student centre was Cypress, the winning rocket from 2017. With its bright white body and red nose and tail sections, it was difficult to ignore on the way inside to view some of the other projects the team has been working on over the past year.

Incorporated as a club in 2015, UBC BIOMOD focuses its work every year on the annual BIOMOD competition in San Francisco, which brings together undergraduate design teams from around the world to showcase their biomolecular design projects.

Fish mean many things to many different people throughout BC. To the many coastal First Nations peoples, they are an important source of subsistence and an integral element of culture. For the Haida Nation of Haida Gwaii, herring reign supreme.

For those of us who have had the privilege to grow up in a country like Canada, the extensive healthcare system we have access to is easy to take for granted. But for many in developing nations, such life-altering resources remain out of reach.

An anthropologist, a climate scientist and a geographer all walk in to NASA… While that may sound like the set-up to a bad joke, that kind of interdisciplinary work gave rise to a new NASA-funded research project involving two UBC researchers.

From delivering packages for Amazon to being mounted with a chainsaw, drones have been put to some creative uses. One UBC researcher has been using them for a slightly more scholarly purpose — studying bowhead whales in the Canadian Arctic.

How would you like having to get up too early to go wait for a job you feel like you aren’t getting paid enough to do? For most of us a prospect like that doesn’t sound terribly appealing, but for construction workers it's reality.

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