New work by UBC researchers uses honey bees to monitor the impact of climate change on pollinator fertility. By analysing sperm stored in queens, scientists have pinpointed the proteins that activate when bees are exposed to extreme temperatures.
Post COVID-19, hope for our planet
Students and researchers at UBC explain how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of our planet’s biodiversity. Could an era of renewed environmental impetus be coming?
Escape to a distant penguin paradise
Sarah Dier-McComb’s fascination with penguins and their epic diving abilities took her all the way to the Falkland Islands. Get up close to these amazing swimming machines.
Overcoming impostor syndrome
Develop a more empowering mindset with this alumni webinar. May 28
Geologists find lost fragment of ancient continent
UBC geologists have identified a new remnant of the North Atlantic craton—an ancient part of Earth's continental crust—in the north of Canada. The finding could help us better reconstruct the shapes of ancient continents.
Mars’ magnetic field is way older than we thought
Mars had a global magnetic field much earlier—and much later—in the planet's history than scientists previously thought. UBC researchers dig into NASA MAVEN results.
Alumni spoke up, we’re listening
Many thanks to the almost 1,300 UBC Science alumni who shared their ideas and vision via our Strategic Plan survey. A review of the results are online.
Love for the vineyard
Howard Soon (BSc ‘74) was named to the Order of Canada for his contributions to the wine industry. After studying chemistry, Soon went on to work in breweries and the nascent Canadian wine industry in the 1980s.
UBC botanist Loren Rieseberg has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Biologist Patrick Keeling has received a $1.9 million Moore Foundation grant to study how symbiotic microorganisms interact with coral reef ecosystems.
Marine biologist Amanda Vincent has won the 2020 Indianapolis Prize, the world’s top award for animal conservation, for her trailblazing work to protect seahorses.
UBC computer scientist Dinesh Pai received the Canadian Human Computer Communications Society Achievement Award.
Congratulations to the Science alumni inducted into the 2020 UBC Sports Hall of Fame: Keith Gallicano (PhD Chemistry), Gary Warner (BSc Chemistry, BASc Chemical Engineering) and Thomas Jones (BSc Mathematics).
Weeding out the fakes
It’s never been more important to combat fake news. UBC computer scientists explain how data science could help us build accurate knowledge bases to sift the real from the phony.
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