UBC's Donner conducts field research on the island of Kiribati, located in the central pacific off the coast of Australia. This year’s UN conference had a particular focus on small island developing states, such as Kiribati, recognizing the threat that climate change poses to their livelihoods.
To make your first trip around the Universe less overwhelming, let’s start with the top five must sees. Before you begin your journey, make sure you have packed enough food for a lifetime and have a spaceship that can break the cosmic speed limit.
A letter has been sent out to all of humanity, warning us of an impending calamity. The letter voices scientists’ growing concern with climate change and calls for humanity’s participation in curtailing environmental destruction.
These models are based on real data that Clarke and his team of graduate students collected over several decades of field work in the Yukon Territory. However, these operations can be extremely arduous and expensive, and so he hopes that the future of glaciology may involve drone technology.
Dr. Brett Finlay, UBC Peter Wall Distinguished Professor at the Michael Smith Laboratories, will add this prestigious honour to the collection of awards that he has received for his contributions to understanding disease and improving people’s health.
Astronomers recently spotted an object — originally called the Interstellar Minor Body A/2017 U1, and recently named ‘Oumuamua — on an hyperbolic orbit around the Sun. Identifying ‘Oumuamua is “the coolest thing that’s happened in planetary astronomy recently,” said Dr. Brett Gladman.
UBC psychiatry professor Dr. Weihong Song and Third Military Medical University professor Dr. Yan Jiang-Wang were able to determine that a protein — amyloid beta — produced in the body was able to cross the blood-brain barrier and enter the brain.
Although it may be disheartening to hear about misconduct that compromises the integrity of scientific research, especially at our own university, science allows for established protocols to adapt.
Sure, Pluto is an icy body that is cold enough to have year-round winter, but I don’t think your North Face jacket could handle the -223 C temperatures. Pluto’s longer years may be tempting, but who really wants to get in 90,560 Earth days of skiing in a single season?
UBC BizTech is a club hoping to integrate students from a variety of majors using the banner of technology, social awareness and entrepreneurship. Starting in 2004, the club primarily consisted of students who combined computer science and business or similar majors.
Despite calls against the use of such images by the AMS and various student groups, UBC Lifeline continues to display graphic images. But what exactly do the images depict and how effective are they in communicating their stance?
You might never want to even think about rats, much less study them, but that’s exactly what UBC graduate students are doing in the Downtown Eastside with their Vancouver Rat Project. UBC’s School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) held a talk on rats and public health in Vancouver as part of their Grand Rounds lecture series.
If you’re taking Dr. Christine Schreyer’s cross-campus course titled “Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization,” it might seem like a good idea to ask her for an extension in Kryptonian. After all, she did invent it.
Dr. Nemkumar Banthia, a professor in the department of civil engineering, and Salman Soleimani-Dashtaki, a PhD candidate in the department of civil engineering, have been working to develop an alternative concrete compound that will be a cost-effective option for seismic upgrades.
Scientists are smart, but no human can see into the future. Sending animals to space was a means of testing whether it would be safe for humans to endure the added acceleration, elevation and drastically reduced gravity that’s associated with space travel.
The Haas Lab at UBC utilizes a number of undergraduate volunteers, among whom is second year biochemistry student Lasya Vankayala, who works on purifying DNA samples to prepare for further study.
With so many ideologically driven news platforms just a click away, how do we know if what we are reading is true? We've compiled some thoughts to keep in mind when evaluating the credibility of your next science feed.
What would you do after building the largest radio telescope in Canada? “Celebrate,” agreed UBC physics and astronomy professor Dr. Mark Halpern and Iain Stewart, the president of the National Research Council of Canada.
The mountain pine beetle is the species plaguing the pine trees of Canada and the United States. These beetles are the bridges connecting human fuelled climate change to the widespread destruction of the western forests of North America.