Posts Tagged ‘Faculty of Science’

The new Earth Sciences Building underlies UBC’s commitment to science education

UBC’s commitment to science education underlined by $75M facility

Nov. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia today officially opens the new Earth Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art facility that will provide modern learning spaces for more than 7,000 students each year and leading-edge laboratories for hundreds of researchers.

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UBC leads alliance to improve science education with Sloan grant

Nov. 15, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia is partnering with seven top North American universities to study how to speed up the adoption of improved teaching techniques in science classrooms.

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UBC zoologist is donating $100,000 to help secure Okanagan habitats for at-risk species. (Photo: Graham Osborne, The Nature Trust of BC)

“Genius grant” helps secure Okanagan habitats for at-risk species

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

University of British Columbia zoologist Sarah Otto is using her MacArthur “genius grant” toward preserving fragile habitats in the South Okanagan region of British Columbia.

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Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) feeding on a strawberry. Credit: Michael Gordon, the University of British Columbia.

Fruit fly’s ‘sweet tooth’ short-lived: UBC research

Oct. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The humble fruit fly may have something to teach us about forgoing empty calories for more nutritional ones – especially when we’re hungry.

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Fish getting smaller as the oceans warm: UBC research

Sep. 30, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.

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Swainson's thrush in the wild. Photo credit: Darren Irwin, University of British Columbia.

Backpack-toting birds help UBC researchers reveal migratory divide, conservation hotspots

Sep. 25, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

By outfitting two British Columbia subspecies of Swainson’s thrushes with penny-sized, state-of-the-art geolocators, University of British Columbia researchers have been able to map their wildly divergent migration routes and pinpoint conservation hotspots.

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Single-cell parasites co-opt “ready-made” genes from host: UBC research

Jul. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

Two species of single-cell parasites have co-opted “ready-made” genes from their hosts that in turn help them exploit their hosts, according to a new study by University of British Columbia and University of Ottawa researchers.

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UBC fisheries economist Rashid Sumaila says global fisheries could be worth five times as much if steps were taken to rebuild them. (Photo: Martin Dee, UBC)

How to make global fisheries worth five times more: UBC research

Jul. 13, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Rebuilding global fisheries would make them five times more valuable while improving ecology, according to a new University of British Columbia study, published today in the online journal PLoS ONE.

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A northern fulmar (Photo: Ashok Khosla, www.seabirds.com.)

Seabirds study shows plastic pollution reaching surprising levels off coast of Pacific Northwest

Jul. 4, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Plastic pollution off the northwest coast of North America is reaching the level of the notoriously polluted North Sea, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of British Columbia.

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