It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the inaugural BioProducts Institute Rising Star Award. BPI committed to strengthen equity, diversity and inclusion in the field of bioproducts and biorefining. These Rising Star Awards were created to recognize, encourage and empower under-represented groups in our cohort. Five awards were created: two BPI Rising Star […]
Forestry e-News | September 13, 2018 Royal Society of Canada citation: MANSFIELD, Shawn – Department of Wood Science, The University of British Columbia Shawn Mansfield is a world-leading authority on plant secondary cell wall biosynthesis. He is internationally recognized for his efforts linking genomics, biochemistry, and development, and using functional genomics has discovered genes critical […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Joerg Bohlmann is working with the B.C. government to more rapidly breed western redcedar trees with high-value attributes that will protect this $1-billion industry from threats posed by climate change and pathogens.
The FBP Institute is maximizing BC’s natural resource advantage to lead the bio-revolution: extracting high-value products from bio-mass to create alternative and sustainable materials, energy and chemicals.
The Johannes Linneborn Prize was established in 1994 to honour scientific, technical or managerial merit in the development of biomass, attained over a long period of continuous achievements. It is primarily a European Award but can occasionally be awarded to a Non-European.
Madjid Mohseni has been working with remote and First Nations communities for more than 15 years to develop local, reliable water treatment systems. In this Q&A, he explains how his team helped design a water treatment system for a First Nations community in Lytton, B.C.
Dr. Richard Chandra, Research Associate at UBC’s Wood Science, Forestry, had the opportunity to make a keynote presentation for the 7th International Colloquium on Eucalyptus Pulp (ICEP) that was held in Vittoria ES, Brazil this past May 29th. The conference was amazing featuring the “state of the art” in pulp and paper research, and most […]
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.