People want to maintain a sense of agency and control over how their personal digital data is handled after they die, according to new research from UBC computer scientists. As more and more of our daily lives intersect with digital spaces, the issue will become more pressing.
UBC leads development of promising treatment for COVID-19 variants
The new anti-viral drug could improve COVID-19 survival rates — and is highly effective against multiple variants — according to a new study by microbiologists at UBC and Université de Sherbrooke.
First-ever cooling of antimatter by laser
Canadian researchers have cooled a sample of antimatter down to near absolute zero using a laser. The new technique could open the doors to future antimatter experimentation and explain why the Universe is made primarily of matter— not equal parts matter and antimatter.
Aerosols have three liquid phases
UBC chemists have discovered three liquid phases in aerosol particles, changing our understanding of air pollutants in Earth’s atmosphere. This information could lead to better predictions of air quality and improved atmospheric modelling.
Discover UBC’s vast entomological collection and learn about the incredible diversity of insects. June 6, 2021
UBC Book Club The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tackles the intersection of race, science and society—read and discuss. May 2021
Ethical Indigenous AI
Indigenous scholars discuss developing Hua Ki’i. The object recognition app translates images into Indigenous languages. Video
Will we be able to tell if we're talking to a robot?
While voice user interfaces such as Siri and Alexa are common nowadays, designers are trying to make their conversations even more natural. UBC researchers explain how we can design interfaces that ‘talk’ better.
How a knee injury led to a career
After Iyad Salloum (BSc ‘14, MPT ‘16) injured his knee in first year, the care and reassurance he received at UBC inspired him to become a physiotherapist. During his undergrad, he focused his studies on physiology and neuroscience, which are the bedrock of his practice.
Helping students find the right path
Maisie Morsara (BSc '06) talks about her journey from biochemistry to becoming an academic advisor. “There are a lot of external factors influencing students,” she says. “Sometimes they’re not really listening to what their heart wants.”
Chemist Dr. Russ Algar is the recipient of UBC’s Charles A McDowell award, which recognizes excellence in pure or applied research by a young faculty member.
UBC mathematician Dr. Ailana Fraser has been awarded the 2021 CMS Cathleen Synge Morawetz Prize for her work on geometric calculus of variations, conformal geometry, and partial differential equations.
UBC Science alumna Larissa Chiu (BSc '21) has won an inaugural McCall MacBain scholarship for a fully funded master’s or professional degree at McGill.
UBC chemists and VGH researchers were part of a team recognized with an BMO Capital Markets Innovators’ Challenge award for their work creating an inexpensive opioid detector.
Key component of COVID-19 vaccine developed at UBC
Acuitas Therapeutics, a UBC spin-off co-founded by biochemist Dr. Pieter Cullis, developed the technology that allows the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine to enter human cells. Dr. Cullis hopes to use this same technology, which delivers messenger RNA to targeted cells, to treat other diseases.
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