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November 28, 2014
The University of British Columbia is part of a new research initiative aimed at upgrading the sustainability of Canada’s industrial sector by replacing its lifeblood — petrochemicals — with green alternatives.
October 27, 2014
James Olson received the 2014 APEG BC Meritorious Achievemt Award. Every year, APEGBC recognizes eight engineering and geoscience leaders who have made outstanding contributions in their professional fields or community service.
October 14, 2014
Laurel Schafer and Rob Kozak are among the winners of UBC’s Killam Awards.
October 1, 2014
International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy brings together national experts from research, government, industry and other stakeholders to advance the state of bioenergy research, policy and implementation.
September 9, 2014
UBC chemist Mark MacLachlan has been elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
August 30, 2014
The award is given in recognition for “outstanding research contributions in tree biology, primarily in Canada”, with “special consideration … given to originality and independence of thought.”
June 27, 2014
Professor Bi was one of 49 new Fellows inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering at a ceremony that took place in Saint John’s on June 26, 2014
June 1, 2014
James Olson’s Energy Reduction in Mechanical Pulping research group is featured in UBC’s 2013-2014 Annual Report.
May 16, 2014
Researchers studying nanomaterials and isotopes at the University of British Columbia received a $3.3 million boost in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
May 7, 2014
Professor John R. Grace was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 7th, 2014.
April 3, 2014
Researchers have genetically engineered trees that will be easier to break down to produce paper and biofuel, a breakthrough that will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants.
January 19, 2014
University of British Columbia researchers have discovered the genetic machinery that turns a common gut bacterium into the Swiss Army knife of the digestive tract – helping us metabolize a main component of dietary fibre from the cell walls of fruits and vegetables.
January 9, 2014
University of British Columbia research in fish ecology, oil sands, energy efficient buildings, clean water and wearable electronics received a $9-million boost on January 9, 2014 through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.