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LFS researchers receive $1.8 million in funding for greenhouse gas project

LFS researchers receive $1.8 million in funding for greenhouse gas project

A team of soil science researchers in the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems were recently awarded $1.8 million in funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) for a research project that will provide local farmers with information on the greenhouse gas emissions of their crops.

UBC researchers create earthquake-proof concrete

UBC researchers create earthquake-proof concrete

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have developed an earthquake proof concrete that can withstand earthquakes as high as that of 9.1 magnitude.  

UBC Okanagan researchers invent new synthetic heart valve

UBC Okanagan researchers invent new synthetic heart valve

Researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus have developed a new and advanced mechanical heart valve that could have a major impact on the way cardiovascular surgeries are performed.

Green benefits: UBC is not just a leader in research for smart cities, it’s leading by example

Green benefits: UBC is not just a leader in research for smart cities, it’s leading by example

More than just an institution of higher learning, the University of British Columbia empowers its students and faculty in ground breaking research that endeavours to make an impact on real world issues.

Pure genius: Acuva partners with UBC to launch breakthrough clean-tech company

Pure genius: Acuva partners with UBC to launch breakthrough clean-tech company

Manoj Singh isn’t just imagining such a device — as CEO of Acuva, he’s manufacturing them by leveraging technology developed at UBC.

67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference: Vikramaditya G. Yadav

67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference: Vikramaditya G. Yadav

67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference: Vikramaditya G. Yadav The organizing committee of the 67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CSChE), to be held October 22nd-25th, 2017 in Edmonton, is proud to announce the Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering Plenary Session. This prestigious session, a first of its kind at the CSChE meeting, will aim to highlight […]

Bioinnovative Renewables Network

Bioinnovative Renewables Network

A pan-Canada research focused on advanced high-value biobased materials and chemicals

BC Pulp and Paper Bioproducts Alliance

BC Pulp and Paper Bioproducts Alliance

An industry-led applied research consortium of leading Canadian pulp mills

CFI grant accelerates bio-products research and technologies at UBC Engineering

CFI grant accelerates bio-products research and technologies at UBC Engineering

Canadian Foundation for Innovation announced grants of $10.1 million to three of UBC’s engineering professors, James Olson, Xiaotao Bi and Walter Merida.   Principal Investigator and Pro Tem Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science, James Olson will lead and collaborate with a cluster of researchers to accelerate the world’s transition from a fossil fuel-based […]

BiRNet – About Us

BiRNet – About Us

A pan-Canada research focused on advanced high-value biobased materials and chemicals

Research on biomass products and residues presented at PACWest 2017

Research on biomass products and residues presented at PACWest 2017

UBC researchers from the Faculty of Applied Sciences presented their projects related to forest biomass and residues at the PACWest 2017 conference  in Whistler.

UBC’s Harry Brumer shares Genome Canada’s $9.5 million LSARP award

UBC’s Harry Brumer shares Genome Canada’s $9.5 million LSARP award

Professor Harry Brumer of UBC’s Michael Smith Laboratories receives $9.5 million Genome Canada research grant for SYMBIOMICS project with co-lead Emma Master of UofT.

Leadership is innovation and humility is confidence

Leadership is innovation and humility is confidence

Spring industry guest lectures got off to a promising start with MEL–MHLP organized Leadership Seminar Series and the Industry Nights Seminars that PPC organizes.

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New grads and co-ops drive talent development in B.C.’s tech sector

Premier Christy Clark announced a significant increase in the number of tech-related grads throughout the province to drive tech talent development and support continued growth in British Columbia’s thriving technology sector.

Are dams and LNG shutting out biofuels in B.C.?

Are dams and LNG shutting out biofuels in B.C.?

UBC researcher Jack Saddler marvels at how wood waste can actually make people fly. But some clean energy advocates worry that bioenergy — or renewable energy produced by living organisms — might be losing steam in the province.

Intro to P&P Tech Course – Registration Open

Intro to P&P Tech Course – Registration Open

Limited registration for annual Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology course is now open. Course runs April 26-28, 2017

Sustainable Science Seminar Series

Sustainable Science Seminar Series

Seminar with Prof. Xiaotao Bi “Green engineering and life cycle thinking”

Forest technology building better renewable resources

Forest technology building better renewable resources

A $10.5-million research project, Spruce-Up: Advanced spruce genomics for productive and resilient forests (Spruce-Up) is estimated to more than double the net economic output value of spruce forests, increasing the value of new trees and reducing losses due to environmental disturbances.