On October 5, visit UBC for our 2019 Chemistry reunion. Mingle and meet with old friends and favourite professors, and help us recognize the accomplishments and contributions of our alumni, students, faculty and staff. Free event, guests and children welcome.
Chemists discover new way to recycle CO2
UBC and University of Paris researchers have used an abundant and low-cost catalyst to efficiently transform carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, an essential building block for materials in the healthcare and chemical industries.
Connecting the glowing dots
Russ Algar wants to shed light on a cell or two. The UBC chemist is combining materials that make targeted cells glow with smartphone technology to develop inexpensive, portable medical tests.
Extreme oceans: Climate change in the Arctic
How UBC oceanographers use ships, satellites and supercomputers to measure the impact of climate change and model extreme weather.
A million reasons to care: The biodiversity crisis in Canada World-class researchers, hosted by 2011 MacArthur Fellow Sarah Otto, outline recent conservation approaches that work. October 8
2019 UBC Alumni Builder Award winner
Peter Smith (PhD ‘98) is this year’s ABA winner for his dedicated volunteerism with UBC Computer Science and his work fostering opportunities for intellectual growth for alumni.
UBC alumnus has bone (marrow) to pick
Former Nanaimo RCMP Superintendent Jeffrey Lott (BSc ‘73) makes six to eight trips a year transporting tissue for transplant patients. His work as a courier with the Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society has been recognized with the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.
Research in statistical ecology, probability and fisheries economics at UBC Science received a boost with the appointment of three new Canada Research Chairs.
UBC computer scientist and Canada 150 Research Chair Margo Seltzer received the USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award.
Biologist Leticia Avilés was elected as a fellow of the Animal Behavior Society.
Three UBC alumni have been appointed to the Order of Canada: Mathematician Robert Phelan Langlands (BA ‘57, MA ‘58, DSc ‘85), biochemist and winery expert Howard Timothy Lee Soon (BSc ‘74) and public health physician Perry Kendall (MSc ’83).
Delta school district science teacher Van Chau (BSc ‘96, Bed ‘97) received a 2019 Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence.
Turning pulp's 'black liquor' into consumer goods
UBC microbiologist Lindsay Eltis is developing biological methods that can be used to transform ‘black liquor’—a by-product of pulp and paper manufacture—into consumer goods such as adhesives and foams.
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