Combatting emissions by locking carbon dioxide in mine waste
Two Canadian mines are piloting a UBC-led project that combats greenhouse gas emissions by trapping carbon dioxide in mine tailings. The technology could produce the world’s first greenhouse gas neutral mine.
In 1977, NASA captivated the world with the Voyager launch. It marked the start of Catherine Johnson's fascination with space—four decades later the UBC researcher is playing a key role in NASA's Mars InSight mission.
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.
Michael Murphy has been appointed head of Microbiology and Immunology.
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.
Exploring the Barrier
The steep, looming face of the Barrier dominates the Garibaldi Lake trail. UBC's Siobhan Whadcoat is studying the Barrier to learn about landslides and slope failures.
Ali Ameli bridges earth science and engineering
Ali Ameli—EOAS’s newest professor—has his work cut out for him. He’s bridging engineering and earth science to explore the impact of land use and climate change on watersheds.
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