James Vogl

2019-20 science section editor and resident nerd. B.A. student, political science and economics.


Here’s an experiment you can try at home: gather some friends, Google “most adorable puppies ever,” and see how long it takes for even the most hard-boiled among them to let out an involuntary “awww.” Dogs work magic, end of story.

A new diagnostic test developed by a team of researchers including UBC professor of Microbiology and Immunology Bob Hancock, promises to dramatically reduce the speed and increase the accuracy of sepsis diagnoses.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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