Biologist and Nisga’a Nation member Dr. Andrea Reid will be the principal investigator at UBC’s new Centre for Indigenous Fisheries. The centre will support the management of aquatic ecosystems and fisheries in Canada and beyond by combining Indigenous knowledge systems and modern science.
Brewing a better cup of coffee
A new, fully compostable coffee pod developed by UBC chemist Dr. Zac Hudson and Surrey-based NEXE Innovations breaks down in 35 days in municipal composting and is compatible with commercial pod brewing systems.
How cold can you go?
Physicist Dr. Sarah Burke explains how ultra-cold temperatures give researchers at UBC’s Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute a chance to study quantum materials—and why these materials matter.
UBC grad student helps youth get into STEM
Shawna Narayan, a master’s student in experimental medicine and physics alumna (BSc ‘18), has won Surrey's Civic Distinction Award. Her work with Empower the Future helps marginalized youth overcome post-secondary challenges.
UBC's Dr. Aaron Boley and University of Texas, Austin aerospace engineer Dr. Moriba Jah discuss the challenge of space debris. March 18
Watch the free live stream of the TRIUMF Saturday Morning Lecture Series and explore rare isotopes and heavy elements. April 10
Find good reads
UBC’s next book club selection is Eat a Peach, by David Chang, the star of the Netflix hit Ugly Delicious. Ongoing
UBC alumnus and Mexican biologist Dr. Carlos Galindo Leal (MSc '84, PhD '91) has organized a series of online talks for Latin American scientists. Speakers include several UBC emeriti: Dr. Charles J. Krebs, Dr. Anthony R.E. Sinclair and Dr. Judith Myers.
In 2020, we asked our alumni to articulate their vision for the future of UBC Science as part of our strategic planning process. Built on that feedback, and the aspirations of our students, faculty and staff, we’re pleased to present the Faculty’s renewed plan, Improving Our World Through Science.
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