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News and Events | Issue 2, 2020

Mars surface


Mars magnetic field surprises scientists 

The first 10 months of data from NASA's Mars Insight mission reveal a planet that is shaken daily by quakes and has a surprisingly strong magnetic field.






Researchers explore mobile apps to combat COVID-19

UBC researchers have received more than $2.8 million in federal funding to help with the global COVID-19 response, including exploring health apps and new anti-viral drug leads. 





UBC's response to COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, UBC is postponing events and transitioning to online classes  for the remainder of the term. To learn more, visit



Fish farm



Climate change will affect fish farming 

UBC researchers believe global warming will making the Atlantic less suitable for raising salmon. Other species around the world will also be affected.


White dwarf



Paging white dwarfs 

Why are white dwarfs, the last stage of life for most stars, not where astronomers expect them to be? The answer could help us better understand the life cycles of stars.


Iola Knight



BC biology pioneer talks World War II, women in science 

Iola Musfeldt (BA’45, MA’47) on pursuing her passion for science during World War II—and how she once offered a bounty on rat tails to solve a medical mystery. 




  • Botanist Patrick Keeling has been awarded UBC's top research accolade, the Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize. 
  • Chemist Ed Grant has been awarded the Canadian Society for Chemistry John C. Polanyi Award.
  • Sujatha Ramdorai is the winner of the 2020 Krieger-Nelson Prize for her exceptional contributions to mathematics research.


Women in science



Celebrating women in science 

We celebrated International Day of Women and Girls in Science by profiling 10 inspiring UBC Science researchers.



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