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UBC SCIENCE CONNECT

News and Events | Issue 1, 2022

 

New AI technique detects severe sepsis rapidly, cuts risk of death

A groundbreaking advance in machine learning to quickly detect sepsis—one of the biggest killers in the world—has been pioneered by UBC microbiologists.

 

 

Computer Science alumnae connect girls to STEM careers

Inspiring Girls 4 Tech shows high school girls a path to success in computer science by touring local tech companies.

 

 

Gift to UBC Botanical Garden helps accelerate climate solutions

An anonymous UBC alumna donated $1.4 million to the Botanical Garden to grow its conservation and climate adaptation efforts.

 

 

Canada Research Chair

Computer Scientist Dr. Karon MacLean was named as a new Canada Research Chair. Dr. MacLean's research focuses on the study and design for human perception and affect as applied to mobile devices, robots and furniture.

 

Read with the UBC Book Club

Join us to read Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation by NYT technology columnist Kevin Roose.
Online.

 

Beaty Museum keeps memories alive

ReCollections online exhibit showcases creative works from past and present staff, students, researchers, and volunteers.
Until February 20.

Notes

  • Dr. Alejandro Adem (Mathematics) has been named the next chief editor of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society.
  • Honours from the Order of Canada went to Science Alumni, Dr. Curtis Suttle (BSc 78’, PhD 87), Dr. Walther Hardy (BSc 61, PhD 65), and Dr. Pieter Cullis (BSc’67, MSc’70, PhD’72).
  • UBC Science has appointed Dr. James Charbonneau as the new Associate Dean Students, and Dr. Jaclyn Stewart as the new Associate Dean Academic.
  • Dr. Zac Hudson was awarded the 2022 Mark Young Scholar Award by the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Chris Gill (PhD 94’), recipient of the Alumni Award of Distinction, and Dr. Shuai Sherry Zhao (PhD 15’), recipient of the Young Alumnus Award at the 2021 Fall Chemistry Reunion!
  • Physics and Astronomy announced the passing of Professor Emeritus Dr. John Eldridge, who taught the department’s first year courses and was involved with senior year optics labs.

 

 

Bio-logging improves mental health care and saves wild animals

Ecologists and mental health researchers from UBC use tweaked data from wearable devices to detect changes in behaviour.

 


 

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