Research excellence

Team develops novel eye drop to treat glaucoma

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UBC-designed cooler combats vaccine spoilage in developing world

Many vaccines must be kept at temperatures between two to eight degrees Celsius or they may spoil, but storing them in that narrow range of temperatures can be a challenge in remote areas with limited refrigeration. A redesigned cooler developed at the University of British Columbia could help address this problem.>

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Using sweat and skin to create tomorrow’s wearable technology

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UBCO researchers awarded

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Two APSC profs awarded top UBC research prize

 

Two APSC faculty members — Colleen Varcoe, a professor in the School of Nursing, and David Wilkinson, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering — have received the UBC Killam Research Prize in recognition of their “outstanding research and scholarly contributions.”

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Olympic speed skating champion now going for academic gold

Vancouver, Calgary and Sochi. Beijing, London and Rio. How does an Olympic host city fare after the fanfare fades and the stars and their adoring crowds go home? It’s a question that has fascinated Canadian long-track speed skating champion Christine Nesbitt for years.

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APSC prof named Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada

Dharma Wijewickreme, PEng, Professor of Civil Engineering and Co-Director of the Pipeline Integrity Institute, will be made Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.

The Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) is a federation of twelve Canadian engineering societies that develops, serves and advocates for engineering in Canada. The EIC elects up to 20 new Fellows annually, on the basis of excellence in engineering and service to the profession and to society. The induction ceremony will take place in April 2018, in Gatineau-Ottawa.

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APSC research receives SSHRC support

UBC Applied Science research projects relating to violence against women, groundwater management and Indigenous communities have received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), one of the three federal granting councils in Canada.

 

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UBC Engineering professor appointed Canadian Chair of the International Union of Radio Science

The National Research Council of Canada has confirmed the appointment of Prof. David G. Michelson of the University of British Columbia as Chair of the Canadian National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) for a three-year term beginning 1 January 2018. 

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Bioproduct and transportation research at UBC Engineering gets $10M boost from Canada Foundation for Innovation

Three UBC Engineering professors — Xiaotao Bi, Walter Mérida and James Olson — have collectively received a total of nearly $10.1 million from the Government of Canada’s Foundation for Innovation (CFI). By advancing the development of cutting-edge bioproducts and next-generation transportation systems, their projects may have a significant positive impact on life in Canada and around the world.

 

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