Posts Tagged ‘NSERC’

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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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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NSERC awards UBC $4.9 million to train young researchers

Jun. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of geochemistry, quantum sciences, and information and communication technology systems received a $4.9-million boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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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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UBC researcher part of $4-million NSERC effort to measure and plan for Arctic climate change

Sep. 9, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

A UBC Arctic expert will help to identify the impacts of the rapid environmental changes in Canada’s North and develop an adaptation strategy, as part of a team of researchers that has received a $4-million grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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L-R: Yongning Wang; Steve Cockcroft; Daan Maijer; Deryl Sturdevant. Photo by Wendy McHardy

UBC and Toyota receive federal funds to re-invent wheel manufacturing

Aug. 29, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia and Toyota have received a federal grant to develop a new process for producing stronger, lighter and lower-cost aluminum wheels. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded UBC and Toyota $727,000 from its Automotive Partnership Canada program to refine the manufacturing process for water-cooled die [...]

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UBC researchers awarded $2 million from two NSERC programs

Jun. 17, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have received a total of $2 million from two grant programs of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). More than 140 UBC students also received NSERC scholarships, fellowships and awards.

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UBC awarded $4.9-million from NSERC to support young researchers

Jun. 3, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Training for students in biomedical engineering, green building science and climate change research at the University of British Columbia has received a $4.9-million boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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Eliason and her colleagues fishing near Chilliwack in 2010. Photo by Marika Gale

Some populations of Fraser River salmon more likely to survive climate change: UBC study

Mar. 31, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Populations of Fraser River sockeye salmon are so fine-tuned to their environment that any further environmental changes caused by climate change could lead to the disappearance of some populations, while others may be less affected, says a new study by University of British Columbia scientists.

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