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UBC named partner in national Industrial Biocatalysis Network

UBC named partner in national Industrial Biocatalysis Network

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.

Meritorious Achievement Award

Meritorious Achievement Award

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.

UBC Killam Awards

UBC Killam Awards

Laurel Schafer and Rob Kozak are among the winners of UBC’s Killam Awards.

IEA Bioenergy

IEA Bioenergy

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.

UBC chemist, astronomer honoured by Royal Society of Canada

UBC chemist, astronomer honoured by Royal Society of Canada

UBC chemist Mark MacLachlan has been elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Dr Shawn Mansfield receives Tree Biology Award

Dr Shawn Mansfield receives Tree Biology Award

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.”

Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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

Pulp Friction – UBC Annual Report 2013-2014

Pulp Friction – UBC Annual Report 2013-2014

James Olson’s Energy Reduction in Mechanical Pulping research group is featured in UBC’s 2013-2014 Annual Report.

Nanomaterials and isotope researchers awarded $3.3 million

Nanomaterials and isotope researchers awarded $3.3 million

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).

John R Grace – Invested an Officer of the Order of Canada

John R Grace – Invested an Officer of the Order of Canada

Professor John R. Grace was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 7th, 2014.

Researchers design trees that make it easier to produce pulp

Researchers design trees that make it easier to produce pulp

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.

How a versatile gut bacterium helps us get our daily dietary fibre

How a versatile gut bacterium helps us get our daily dietary fibre

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.

UBC awarded $9M in research funds to tackle societal challenges

UBC awarded $9M in research funds to tackle societal challenges

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.