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News and Events | Issue 1, 2020

 

Visualizing urban biodiversity

A prototype of an online tool designed by UBC students could help Vancouver city planners get a better snapshot of the region’s biodiversity and maintain healthy ecosystems. 

 

 

 

 

UBC AI group awarded $2.8 million

UBC’s programming languages for artificial intelligence group has received 2.8 million in the first DARPA prime contract ever awarded to UBC. The research will automate machine learning so users with subject expertise but no data science background can model complex real-world processes.

 

 

 

Zooming in on whales 

UBC researchers are using aerial drones to understand the behaviour of killer whales. Knowing how whales hunt, forage and where they find their food could aid in their conservation.
 

 

 

 

Dragonflies Are Way Cool
Head to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum to learn about dragonflies and their importance as climate change indicators. 
Feb 2

 

 

 

Visualization Analysis and Design
Join 2019 Test of Time Award winner Tamara Munzner as she discusses the design of visualization systems.
Feb 27

 

 

 

UBC Alumni Book Club
Is your New Year’s resolution to read more books? Join UBC’s online book club. A new title is selected every two months. 
Ongoing

 

 

 

 

2019 BC Tech Scholarship winners

Three UBC undergraduate students—Daphne Liu, Beriwan Ravandi and Jobina Tamminga—have received 2019 BC Tech Scholarships. The scholarships recognize students who have a proven passion for technology and are pursuing a post-secondary education in a technology related program.

 

 

 

 

Avoiding a deep impact

Astrophysicist and UBC alumnus (BSc '00, MSc '01, PhD '04) Jason Kalirai talks about his work overseeing NASA projects–including a planetary defense mission to deflect asteroids. Yes, it sounds like a movie. 

 

 

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