Posts Tagged ‘CFI’

UBC Chemistry Prof. Steve Withers (credit: UBC)

New flu drug stops virus in its tracks

Feb. 21, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A new class of influenza drug has been shown effective against drug-resistant strains of the flu virus, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers.

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Ground excavation is now under way for the new CHIME radio telescope in Penticton, B.C. When completed, it will have a footprint larger than six NHL hockey rinks and enable scientists to attempt the largest volume survey of the universe. (Photo: Gary Hinshaw, UBC)

Construction begins on Canada’s largest radio telescope

Jan. 24, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

$11M UBC-led CHIME project to attempt largest survey of observable universe

Construction is now under way in Penticton, B.C. on Canada’s largest radio telescope – and the first research telescope to be built in the country in more than 30 years.

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UBC receives $22.7M for research from the Canada Foundation for Innovation

Jan. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from astronomy to cancer, quantum materials to plant evolution, received a $22.7M boost from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

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Ultra-Fast Laser Pulses Shed Light on Elusive Superconducting Mechanism: UBC Research

Apr. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

An international team that includes UBC physicists has used ultra-fast laser pulses to identify the microscopic interactions that drive high-temperature superconductivity.

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CFI Dialogues at UBC Robson Square sheds light on early child development

Feb. 7, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: ,

Canada Foundation for Innovation Dialogues at UBC Robson Square presents Adele Diamond and Clyde Hertzman – a public lecture on early child development

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UBC scientists key contributors to ‘super-cool’ camera, built to reveal early life of stars

Dec. 6, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia scientists have helped build the world’s largest astronomy camera with an internal temperature colder than anything else in the Universe.

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UBC gains $2.9 million for research infrastructure

Sep. 1, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia research in climate change, chemistry, medical imaging and physical therapy received a $2.9 million boost today from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

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UBC announces largest ever gift to Faculty of Medicine: $15M towards Centre for Brain Health

Apr. 4, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia today announced a $15 million gift from Vancouver philanthropist Djavad Mowafaghian for a new facility that integrates brain research and patient care. In honour of his generosity – the largest gift to date to the UBC Faculty of Medicine – the facility will be named the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.

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UBC gains $2.8 million for research infrastructure

Jan. 21, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia research in nanotechnology, neuroscience, social work, the environment and consumer psychology received a $2.8-million boost today from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

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UBC gains $20M in 29 Canada Research Chairs

Dec. 1, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

Research at the University of British Columbia has received a $20-million boost with the appointment and renewal of 29 Canada Research Chairs (CRC) last week.

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