UBC Reports | Vol. 59 | No. 1 | Dec. 18, 2012
Experts at the University of British Columbia once again discuss The Next Big Thing that will impact our lives. Almost every January since 2006, UBC Reports has printed researcher projections to convey the powerful possibilities of research discovery.
Larvae can clean dead tissue from wounds, and may be a more effective treatment than drugs.
Chris Harvey-Clark, Director, Animal Care Services
From playrooms to bedrooms to battlefields, robots are part of modern life. And they are about to create some novel dilemmas for humans.
AJung Moon, PhD student, CARIS Lab
In the world of brain injury, a trifecta of technologies is driving the translation of research into real hope for patients, soldiers and athletes of all ages.
Jane Roskams, Professor, UBC's Brain Research Centre and Life Sciences Institute
The discovery of new sources of stem cells may herald the end of insulin injections.
Tim Kieffer, Head, Diabetes Research Group
Organic solar cells are the basis of a new class of materials and may be the key to abundant, accessible solar energy.
Sarah Burke, Assistant Professor, Depts. of Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry
UBC researchers have discovered a potential new way to trap heat with nanotechnology that promises more efficient solar power.
Alireza Nojeh, Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
New technologies from UBC’s Okanagan campus are tackling the high cost of building highways.
Warren Hare, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Planetary water shortages and the demand for more food should lead to changes in farming and exports.
Hans Schreier, Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Increased access may equal a complete rethink of higher education.
Rosie Redfield, Professor, Dept. of Zoology and instructor of one of UBC’s first MOOCs, Useful Genetics.
Three leaders talk about the brave new world awaiting UBC students in ten years.
A Q and A with Pierre Ouillet, Vice President, Finance; Wes Pue, Provost, UBC’s Okanagan campus; Hugh Brock, Associate Provost, Academic Innovation, UBC’s Vancouver campus
Highlights of UBC media coverage in December 2012